I’d say an unintended consequence of racial (as in white) preference is that a second-rate hack like George Will gets a job writing for the Washington Post
For 33 years, the court has been entangled in a thicket of preferences that are not remedial and hence not temporary. Preferences as recompense for past discrimination must eventually become implausible, but the diversity rationale for preferences never expires.
I’d say that the diversity rationale for preferences is justified as long as the non-diversity rationale for preferences that keeps Will in his privileged position is still operative.
Face it, Will, if this were a meritocracy, you’d be lucky to be selling insurance someplace.