Sean Hannity Asks If Affirmative Action Is As "Equally Wrong" As Discrimination
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From the June 23 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show:
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SEAN HANNITY (HOST): If discrimination is wrong, and I think we all agree with that, is another kind of discrimination as a remedy, is that equally wrong?
DANIELLE MCLAUGHLIN: Well this is the eternal question, and John Roberts famously said "the way to stop discriminating on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race." And Jay, I'd be interested in your thoughts, but the liberal view is African-Americans, Hispanics -- basically non-whites -- have had a long history of discrimination in this country and that we still are required to have some kind of consciousness in terms of righting those historic wrongs.
JAY SEKULOW: Part of it is kind of this enabling, I think, of the vestiges of Jim Crow, except it's a long time ago. And if you talk to a lot of academics, African-American academics, they're saying that young men and women that are coming out of high school or college or going into the professions that are minorities compete very well with their non-minority counterpart. So the point is I think what Danielle said was right and I think John Roberts was right. The way you end discrimination based on race is to stop discriminating based on race. So I think it needs to be more of an equal playing field now. I think that's where this should go; it was going in that direction. Danielle was right. I think it was surprising Justice Kennedy went the way he did here, although this case had, the majority opinion has a lot of caveats.