Candace Owens, a conservative commentator and political activist, has praised the Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative action, calling it a “major win” for equal opportunity.
The Supreme Court ruled on June 23 that race can no longer be the sole factor in college admissions decisions. The ruling, which came in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas, was a major victory for opponents of affirmative action, who argued that the practice discriminates against white and Asian-American applicants.
Owens, who has long been a critic of affirmative action, celebrated the ruling on Twitter, writing, “Wow!! Affirmative action, something I have spoken out against for the last 7 years, has FINALLY been struck down in a historic Supreme Court ruling,” Owens tweeted. “This is a MAJOR WIN in the strive for racial equality, removing the bigotry of low expectations against black students, while permitting Asian and white Americans an EQUAL chance to be rewarded for their hard work. RACE should never be a factor in deciding whether or not you are qualified for anything.”
“This is a major win for equal opportunity and for the rule of law. The Supreme Court has rightly ruled that race cannot be the sole factor in college admissions decisions.”
She added, “This is a victory for all Americans who believe that people should be judged on their merits, not their race.”
Owens went viral recently discussing her disapproval of Affirmative Action on an episode of Dr. Phil.
“The policies are harmful also to the people they purport to help, and we have all of the evidence there to look at,” she said on the show. “These policies have never helped black Americans; it’s, just, basically, policies that are put in place to make people feel good.”
Owens also praised the ruling’s implications for Asian Americans, many of whom were negatively affected by Affirmative Action programs.
“What a great day for Asian Americans who have endured flagrant educational discrimination because…they do everything right,” Owens said. “So glad that you will finally get into the schools that you deserve to get into based on the hard work you put in.”
Wow!! Affirmative action, something I have spoken out against for the last 7 years, has FINALLY been struck down in a historic Supreme Court ruling.
This is a MAJOR WIN in the strive for racial equality, removing the bigotry of low expectations against black students, while…
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) June 29, 2023