Commentator says leftists are ‘melting down’ over SCOTUS case on affirmative action

The Supreme Court heard arguments last week on whether colleges can use racial preferences in admitting students. According to one pundit, that has Democrats on the verge of melting down. 

Fox News host Dan Bongino told viewers on Saturday night that it is time for America’s highest judicial body to “step up” and find that racial discrimination by colleges in unconstitutional.

“Racist”

“Now the left is melting down about the possibility that the high court could put a stop to the practice of using racial discrimination in the college admissions process,” he said.

“This affirmative action policy is by nature racist,” Bongino continued. “You cannot give preferences to one group based on a racial category without taking it from someone else. I mean, that’s tautological, isn’t it? This shouldn’t exist in a colorblind country.”

The Blaze noted that last week’s arguments concerning affirmative action were punctuated by tense moments involving Justice Clarence Thomas.

At one point Thomas asked North Carolina Solicitor General Ryan Park education at the University of North Carolina is improved through increased racial diversity.

“The mechanism there is that it reduces groupthink and people have longer and more sustained disagreement, and that leads to a more efficient outcome,” Park said.

Doesn’t “have a clue”

Thomas, who  was raised in the South under Jim Crow, made clear that he wasn’t impressed by Park’s reasoning, saying, “I don’t put much stock in that because I’ve heard similar arguments in favor of segregation too.”

Thomas also questioned the meaning of diversity, saying, “Mr. Park, I’ve heard the word ‘diversity’ quite a few times, and I don’t have a clue what it means. It seems to mean everything for everyone.”

Constitutional law expert Jonathan Turley recently told Fox News last week that he believes the Supreme Court is almost certain to find racial preferences to be unconstitutional.