Shikha Dalmia in the USA Today on Banning Racial Preferences


The Supreme Court will hold hearings tomorrow to rule on the constitiutionality of Prop 2, Michigan's vote-approved


constititutional amendment banning racial preferences in public universities and government hiring. Prop 2 — aka Michigan Civil Rights Inititative — opponents argue that this ban on discrimination is itself discriminatory.

But Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia examines this argument in the USA Today and finds it more creative than persuasive. Also, she notes, if the Supremos listen to the opponents, they'll basically be "telling state voters that they have no right to craft their own affirmative action policies, a remarkable usurpation of local control."

Go here for the whole thing.