The Anti-Defamation League released a statement today on the Supreme Court decision in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, which struck down racist affirmative action programs.
“We are deeply disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision finding that the admissions programs at Harvard and the University of North Carolina are unconstitutional. This decision reflects a fundamental misunderstanding of the history and present realities of racial discrimination in this country and the reasons why affirmative action is still needed."
Ironically, ADL went on to explain how Harvard’s anti-Jewish quotas a century ago were exclusionary and rooted in antisemitic bias, but that affirmative action policies that discriminated against Asians, for instance, were somehow "well-conceived."
How can the ADL hold that two seemingly contradictory statements like this can both be true at the same time? That it's wrong to discriminate against Jewish people but somehow well-conceived to discriminate against Asians? Is that really what this statement says?