“The way to end racial discrimination is to end racial discrimination,” the chief justice said John Roberts famously wrote in 2007. Yet too many institutions continue to discriminate in the name of eliminating discrimination. The most recent example is the Minneapolis Public Schools.
Minneapolis’ new contract for teachers requires layoffs to be made on the basis of seniority — also known as “last-in, first-out” — when jobs have to be cut for financial reasons. But minority teachers tend to be younger and less experienced than white teachers. Thus, the treaty exempts members of an “underrepresented group” from the seniority discharge rule.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/minneapolis-discriminates-by-race-teachers-contract-public-schools-supreme-court-11660761997 Minneapolis Schools Discriminate by Race