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Almost Overnight, Standards of Color-Blind Merit Tumble Across American Society

This will not end well, and all those loudly claiming to be on the right side of history will look back and see they were on the wrong side.


The rapid transition from equality of treatment to equality of outcomes tests one of the basic post-civil rights principles of American life, namely that the same standards should be applied to all people. Once a measure is applied, not to the unique individual but to that individual’s group identity, the idea that there are neutral, common, universally applicable standards gives way to something else, something subjective and political, with different measures applied to different people, depending on their sex, race, or other characteristics.
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