“but The New York Times is determined to make the “swirl of uncertainty, confusion and misinformation” more “opaque and bewildering.”

Ann Althouse

As this article — and every other article on this subject — points out, the Supreme Court’s opinion explicitly says it shouldn’t be “construed as prohibiting universities from considering an applicant’s discussion of how race affected his or her life, be it through discrimination, inspiration or otherwise.”

By clouding the question, the NYT burdens non-white applicants, who shouldn’t have to feel they might be doing something wrong by discussing their race. But clouding the question is part of critiquing the Court, and that is, apparently, the priority.