The Supreme Court’s decision gives conservatives an opportunity to reaffirm their commitment to merit.
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision striking down affirmative action in college admissions, liberals have vowed to find workarounds. Conservatives must continue to make the case for merit as the logical organizing principle for America.
The elevation of victimhood over achievement has led many to misrepresent their racial and gender identities in pursuit of advantages in professional and academic positions. Students at selective colleges are identifying as non-heterosexual at rates several times higher than historic or national averages, though University of London political scientist Eric Kaufmann noted that there hasn’t been a corresponding increase in sexual behavior tied to those identities. I’ve heard of parents at elite private high schools using genetic testing services hoping to identify any ethnic heritage that would boost their children’s college applications and of young professionals falsely identifying as bisexual for a career boost.