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From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Tue Nov 1 08:24:46 2022
By Tyler Olson
Published October 31, 2022
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday dismissed an argument
from a lawyer defending race-based affirmative action policies in
college admissions and said that he doesn't give much weight to the
idea that diversity automatically creates better outcomes.
During arguments involving admissions policies at the University of
North Carolina (UNC), Thomas asked state Solicitor General Ryan Park to describe the educational benefit to including race as a factor in
college admissions. Park responded that in studies involving stock
trading results, "racially diverse groups of people … perform at a
"The mechanism there is that it reduces groupthink and that people have
longer and more sustained disagreement, and that leads to a more
efficient outcome," Park said.
Thomas responded, "I guess I don't put much stock in that because I've
heard similar arguments in favor of segregation, too."
"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," Thomas
also stated during his line of questioning.