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First Circuit Court upholds anti-white admissions policies at "elite" public schools...

•, by: Ethan Huff

Even though the Supreme Court ruled back in the summer that affirmative action, also known as anti-white racism, is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court has since ruled that elite public schools can continue discriminating against whites and Asians in order to enroll more blacks and Hispanics.

On December 19, the court decided that the city of Boston, a hotbed of academic privilege, can admit whomever it chooses while discriminating against applicants with light skin whose ancestry traces back to Europe and Asia.

The decision can still be appealed, and likely will be, but until then the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston has decided that in the case of Parent Coalition for Academic Excellence Corp. v. The School Committee for the City of Boston, Boston's elite public schools can attempt to increase the number of black and Latino student admissions by discriminating against white and Asian applicants.

The committee in charge of the city's public schools had previously decided to distribute admissions more evenly among Boston's zip codes, even if doing so means that more qualified white and Asian applicants are passed over in favor of underachieving blacks and Latinos who are considered to be "underrepresented" at America's top schools.

Writing for the court, U.S. Circuit Judge William Kayatta declared that race-based admissions policies are constitutional just so long as they are "facially neutral."

"There is nothing constitutionally impermissible about a school district including racial diversity as a consideration and goal in the enactment of a facially neutral plan," wrote the judge, who was appointed by Barack Hussein Obama in 2013.

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