Rand Paul: College Admissions Must Be Colorblind

Rand Paul: College Admissions Must Be Colorblind

On the day that the Supreme Court ruled to uphold Michigan’s constitutional amendment that bans affirmative action, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said that admissions should be colorblind.

Speaking with former Obama adviser David Axelrod at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, Paul said that there was a time when the country needed special protections for minorities because of the “terrible things” that had been done. However, he said that the “time in which justice can be colorblind is now when it comes to admissions.”

“With regard to university admissions, we’re at a point in time when you should be selected on your character and quality of your scores,” the potential 2016 GOP presidential contender said. 

He also said he was for diversity programs at private corporations that increase the pool of potential hires and mentioned the NFL’s Rooney Rule as something that he supported.