Via NY Times:
In a decision of sweeping importance to educators, parents and schoolchildren across the country, the Supreme Court today sharply limited the ability of school districts to manage the racial makeup of the student bodies in their schools.
The court voted, 5 to 4, to reject diversity plans from Seattle and Louisville, Ky., declaring that the districts had failed to meet “their heavy burden” of justifying “the extreme means they have chosen – discriminating among individual students based on race by relying upon racial classifications in making school assignments,” as Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote for the court.
Of the worrisome decision, Justice Paul Stevens wrote, “It is my firm conviction that no member of the court that I joined in 1975 would have agreed with today’s decision.”
38-years after Stonewall and here we stand, America.