Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court justice, explains his legal reasoning for rejecting affirmative action in the latest court ruling. Clarence Thomas admits that he was a beneficiary of affirmative action.
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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas got into Yale Law School thanks in part to affirmative action, according to his autobiography.
But that doesn't make him a fan of the laws designed to improve the employment or educational opportunities of members of minority groups and women.
Justice Thomas went along with Monday's Supreme Court decision that sent a case about affirmative action in college admissions back to a lower court.
As The Christian Science Monitor reported, "The opinion establishes a new, tougher test for assessing the constitutionality of affirmative action admissions programs. The challenged school must be able to prove there are no workable race-neutral alternatives to achieve a racially diverse student body."