US SUPREME COURT LIMITS AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IN SCHOOL INTEGRATION

In a landmark decision Thursday, the US Supreme Court voted against voluntary desegregation plans. The narrow 5-4 ruling rejected using race as a criteria for assigning students for different schools. The court rejected voluntary-integration plans from school districts in Seattle, Washington and Louisville, Kentucky and supported white parents whose children had been denied admission to nearby schools because of their diversity policies. Dissenting Supreme Court judges said the decision betrays the promise of the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education ruling that outlawed segregation in public schools. Justice Stephen Bryer wrote, "This is a decision that the court and the nation will come to regret."

Comment June 29: Racial and ethnic discrimination are totally wrong. It isn't bloodline that matters most. It's the spiritline. At the same time, people ought not to be coerced into integration. The truth should be told about the spirit. Then the individuals should be left to choose. The righteous will accept all those of the spirit. The evil ones will reject the righteous. The separation will occur.

The house is inherently divided.

Tom Usher

About Tom Usher

Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.