School wanted to ‘diversify’ student body – despite Asian parents branding it racist
Source: Daily Mail
Supreme Court justices have temporarily reinstated a woke admissions policy at one of America’s top schools despite a federal judge previously ruling it was racist.
The high court did not explain its order Monday that allows the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology to continue using its admissions policy, while the Fairfax County School Board appeals the lower court’s February ruling.
Fairfax County School Board changed its admissions policy in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in May 2020 to boost ‘equity’ at the school.
Black and Hispanic students made up a very small portion of the student body. That has now changed – but Asian-American parents say it has come at the expense of their children, and that it is racist.
Parents had protested the ‘unfair’ admissions process at a school board meeting in March with some Asian American parents in Fairfax County saying the policy discriminated against their children.
On this occasion, the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to step in to prevent Fairfax County Public Schools from using the admissions policy for next school year.
The county public school system made changes in order to try to bring more diversity to the school, leading to a lawsuit against the school board.
Justices Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas said they would have granted the request from the parents’ group, Coalition for TJ, to suspend the admissions policy.
The court has a 6-3 conservative majority, with the woke policy highly-likely to be struck out if it does appear before the justices as a full case.