Affirmative Action Supreme Court Case

  • Aired:  10/16/12
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Abigail Fisher sues the University of Texas for its affirmative action admission policies, and Chief Justice John Roberts wants America to quit discriminating on its own. (2:49)

[ LAUGHTER ]

THERE YOU GO.

ALL RIGHT.

NOW, FOLKS IT'S THE TIME OF YEAR

AGAIN WHEN SKELETAL FIGURES

SHROUDED IN BLACK FILL YOUR MIND

WITH FEEMPLE THE SUPREME COURT

IS IN SESSION.

-- WITH FEAR BECAUSE THE SUPREME

COURT IS IN SESSION.

THE BIG CASE IS FISHER V

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS.

>> A DECADE AGO THE COURT RULED

THAT RACE COULD BE USED AS A

FACTOR GRANTING COLLEGE

ADMISSION.

TODAY A NEW SUPREME COURT HEARD

A CHALLENGE TO THAT WHICH COULD

CHANGE THE LAW OF THE LAND ON

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION.

>> AFFIRMATIVE ACTION WILL

RETURN TO THE SUPREME COURT

DOCKET.

IT INVOLVES A WHITE STUDENT

FEMALE WHO CLAIMS AFFIRMATIVE

ACTION WAS THE REASON SHE WAS

SHUT OUT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF

TEXAS.

>> FOR THE FIRST TIME TO IN TEN

YEARS THE JUSTICES ARE WEIGHING

THE QUESTION: HAS AFFIRMATIVE

ACTION RUN ITS COURSE?

>> YES, BECAUSE DISCRIMINATION

IS OVER.

JUST LOOK AT CNN.

THEY EMPLOY ON ALL TALENT FROM

ALL ETHNICITIES AND BACKGROUNDS

AND THAT'S JUST SOLEDAD O'BRIEN.

THE STUDENT DENIED ADMISSION TO

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS CLAIMS

HER RACE WAS HELD AGAINST HER

FORCING HER TOLL ATTEND

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY.

FOLKS, THERE'S NO GREATER

INJUSTICE THAN HAVING TO ATTEND

YOUR SAFETY SCHOOL.

[ LAUGHTER ]

I WAS DEVASTATED WHEN I HAD TO

GO TO DARTMOUTH INSTEAD OF MY

FIRST CHOICE HOGWARTS.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

I MEAN THEY NEVER --

[ LAUGHTER ]

THEY NEVER EVEN RESPONDED TO MY

APPLICATION OWL PROBABLY BECAUSE

HE WAS WHITE.

[ LAUGHTER ]

BUT NATION --

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

BUT NATION, IT LOOKS LIKE

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION'S DAYS ARE

NUMBERED BECAUSE CHIEF JUSTICE

ROBERT HAS A HISTORY OF OPPOSING

THESE TERRIBLE QUOTAS HE SAID

THE WAY TO STOP DISCRIMINATION

ON THE BASIS OF RACE IS TO STOP

DISCRIMINATING ON THE BASIS OF

RACE.

YEAH, EVERYBODY JUST KNOCK IT

OFF.

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DON'T NEED A

LAW TO STOP THEM FROM

DISCRIMINATING.

GIVE THEM A CHANCE AND THEY'LL

DO IT ON THEIR OWN.

THAT'S WHY LINCOLN ISSUED THE

EMANCIPATION SUGGESTION.

[ LAUGHTER ]

HOPEFULLY, FOLKS --

HOPEFULLIES -- WE'LL GET A

SUPREME COURT RULING THAT LEADS

TO A MORE EQUAL WORLD AIM POST

RACIAL MET YOUR OK CASEY WHERE

NO ONE IS GIVEN AN ADVANTAGE

BECAUSE OF SKIN COLOR WHERE IN

THE INSTITUTIONS ONLY THE CREAM

OF CROP IS

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