SELF OWN: Joy Reid says she only got into Harvard because of affirmative action
By News Editors // Jul 05, 2023

While discussing the United States Supreme Court's decision to ban affirmative action in college admissions, MSNBC anchor Joy Reid claimed that the only reason she was able to get into Harvard was because of that very practice.

(Article by Katie Daviscourt republished from ThePostMillennial.com)

Reid made the comments on Thursday while appearing as a guest on “All In with Chris Hayes” where the two discussed the SCOTUS ruling that determined affirmative action policies violate the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution.

"I got into Harvard only because of affirmative action," Reid told Hayes. "I went to a school no one had ever heard of in Denver, Colorado, in a small suburb. I didn't go to Exeter or Andover. I didn't have college test prep. I just happened to be really nerdy and smart and have really good grades and good SAT scores."

Reid explained, "A Harvard recruiter flew to Denver, and I met me up with her at the Village Inn Restaurant and did a pre-interview to pull me into Harvard. I was pulled in — affirmatively."

The Supreme Court ruled on the legality of affirmative action in college admissions as the result of lawsuits brought the group Students for Fair Admissions.

During the segment, Reid failed to mention the racial discrimination the policy brought towards Asian American students, but insisted that while she attended Harvard her mere presence "was questioned by white people" on campus.

"I was in a big conference class where some white students stood up and said, 'Those students, the black students, they’re only here because of affirmative action.' It became a huge argument that we all ended up having," Reid recounted.

She added, "I had never had my academic credentials questioned. I had never had anyone question whether I was intelligent — until I got to Harvard. And it was a defining point of my experience there. It was one of the many reasons I was miserable there my freshman year. You felt completely out of place. People kept telling me, 'You shouldn’t be here.' And yet, some of the people I went to school with were far less smart than me or the other black folks there."

On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled to strike down affirmative action in colleges and universities. The court ruled 6-3 that affirmative action is unconstitutional, violating the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment. The ruling came as part of two cases, Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. University of North Carolina and Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College.

Read more at: ThePostMillennial.com



Take Action:
Support NewsTarget by linking to this article from your website.
Permalink to this article:
Copy
Embed article link:
Copy
Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use is permitted with credit to NewsTarget.com (including a clickable link).
Please contact us for more information.
Free Email Alerts
Get independent news alerts on natural cures, food lab tests, cannabis medicine, science, robotics, drones, privacy and more.

NewsTarget.com © 2022 All Rights Reserved. All content posted on this site is commentary or opinion and is protected under Free Speech. NewsTarget.com is not responsible for content written by contributing authors. The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. NewsTarget.com assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms and those published on this site. All trademarks, registered trademarks and servicemarks mentioned on this site are the property of their respective owners.

This site uses cookies
News Target uses cookies to improve your experience on our site. By using this site, you agree to our privacy policy.
Learn More
Close
Get 100% real, uncensored news delivered straight to your inbox
You can unsubscribe at any time. Your email privacy is completely protected.