Schools that reject applicants solely based on race have no place in our society. Furthermore, it doesn’t matter whether or not federal funds are involved. Reverse discrimination is reserve discrimination. As such, it will be interesting to see whether or not ruling below gets upheld.
Hawaiians-Only Policy at School Upheld
Mon Nov 17, 6:04 PM ET Add U.S. National – AP to My Yahoo!
By JAYMES SONG, Associated Press Writer
HONOLULU – A federal judge ruled Monday that the exclusive Kamehameha Schools may continue its Hawaiians-only admissions policy, rejecting a discrimination complaint from a student who said the policy violated his civil rights.
U.S. District Judge Alan Kay said the admissions policy passed muster because of the school’s unique historical circumstances. Since the private school receives no federal funding, it should not be held to the same scrutiny as public schools, Kay said.