by Ric Ottaiano 

November 27, 2006

Another howler from the left.

A group called the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality by Any Means Necessary, has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the constituionality of Michigan’s Proposal 2 that banned affirmative action programs.

A spokesperson for the group said the lawsuit will argue that university admissions and other government practices are discriminatory in the absence of affirmative action, and that Proposal 2 violates the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.

So let’s get this straight. An otherwise color-blind university admissions policy is discriminatory unless members of certain groups are treated differently, and to not give these groups preference at the expense of other groups violates the equal protection clause of our federal Constitution.

Well, what does the equal protection clause actually say and do? Without getting overly technical, it requires that the laws of a state must treat an individual in the same manner as others in similar conditions and circumstances. A law is generally not considered discriminatory so long as it is applied even-handedly, irrespective of the result.

But in the topsy-turvy, Alice in Wonderland world of liberalism, it is a violation of the requirement to treat each individual in the same manner if you…don’t…treat…them…differently. Oh, I see.

[This article can also be found at Release The Hounds!]

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