Pence Sparks Liberal Backlash Over Racism

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( – On Sunday former Vice President Mike Pence stated that he did not think there was racial inequality in the United States’ school system after being asked his opinion about the Supreme Court’s recent ruling which blocked the usage of affirmative action in the college admissions process.

During a discussion on “Face the Nation” with host Margaret Brennan, Pence who has joined the 2020 presidential race stated that while he believed that racial inequality had once existed in the school system, it was not that way anymore. He added that there was a time when affirmative action was essential to open the doors to schools and universities but that was not the case anymore.

The Supreme Court’s ruling determined that Harvard’s and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s (UNC) admission process violated the 14th Amendment which guaranteed equal protection to people. Pence claimed that this ruling further showcases that it is no longer necessary for race to be considered during the admissions process as higher education institutions were accepting minority students.

He added that in order for the country to move forward it was necessary for people to embrace the idea that judgments should not be made based on skin color but rather on the “content of our character.” Pence proceeded to state that he thinks that the accomplishments of minority students have helped open the doors which Pence anticipates will remain open and that society would move towards being more colorblind.

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