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opinion | Julianne Hing

The Supreme Court gives license to discriminate

If we as a nation are the stories we tell about ourselves, the Supreme Court is the political body we’ve tasked with reconciling the many conflicting strains of our collective narrative.

Justices this session are expected to write another scene in the nation’s ever-evolving drama over racial issues when they rule on Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, the second affirmative action case the court has considered in as many years. While there’s considerable disagreement on and off the court, a plurality of the high court has interpreted race-consciousness as racial discrimination.

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