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Color-blind politics?

The U.S. is not color-blind, nor does it need to be. What we need is frank awareness of the true racial disparities that still exist and action to eliminate them. The Supreme Court’s decision on the Michigan case now simply perpetuates the lie that races are “equal enough” in the country. It allows majority rule to overtake minority rights – something that the republican process was never meant to uphold.

Rights and responsibility

Stereotype threat can cause minority groups with negative stereotypes to perform worse on tests. More importantly, however, there is psychological evidence to support the representation of intelligence as an entity that can grow, as opposed to a fixed quantity. Intelligence is something that is cultivated, and the academic, social and economic environment of a student matters. Students should be evaluated with reference to their origins and environments for a system to be truly meritocratic.