Uncategorized

Why courts matter: Supreme Court may redefine the fight against racial discrimination

Richard Wolf reminds us in this piece in USA Today that, as the U.S. Supreme Court winds down this term, two cases that could redefine how we address racial discrimination in this country are pending for decision:   Fisher v. University of Texas, on affirmative action, and Shelby County v. Holder, on the viability of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act (requiring certain states and municipalities — including 40 counties in North Carolina –to get voting changes pre-approved by the Justice Department).

As Wolf puts it:  “The Supreme Court may be on the verge of declaring victory in the fight against racial discrimination.”

 

2 Comments


  1. Doug

    May 9, 2013 at 10:44 am

    It will be a certain day of progress when/if many of these racial preferences are struck down in this nation. We have evolved a lot from the days of segregation and racial discrimination, the laws now need to reflect that fact.

  2. gregflynn

    May 9, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Speaking as a white guy who is sometimes mistaken for a “like minded conservative” I can assure you that racial discrimination is very much alive.

Check Also

State Supreme Court rules retroactive application of teacher tenure repeal is unconstitutional

The state Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

North Carolina lawmakers’ latest attempt to insert politics into the judiciary was thwarted Tuesday [...]

A N.C. General Assembly budget mandate to fire certain North Carolina public education officials wou [...]

More than a month after a deadline to correct faulty campaign finance reports, N.C. Sen. Ralph Hise [...]

Even before he dropped the gavel on the Senate Finance Committee meeting, Sen. Jerry Tillman, a noto [...]

State budget bill is the latest and best example It’s long been a matter of public record that North [...]

By now the strategy is familiar – the strategy used by the N.C. General Assembly’s Republican chiefs [...]

The post The devil and the details appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

18---percentage of people in North Carolina who receive health care coverage from Medicaid or the Ch [...]

Featured | Special Projects

NC Budget 2017
The maze of the NC Budget is complex. Follow the stories to follow the money.
Read more
 


 
NC Redistricting 2017
New map, new districts, new lawmakers. Here’s what you need to know about gerrymandering in NC.
Read more
 


 
Trump + North Carolina
In dozens of vitally important areas, policy decisions of the Trump administration are dramatically affecting and altering the lives of North Carolinians. This growing collection of stories summarizes and critiques many of the most important decisions and their impacts.
Read more