Why We Ask: Our mission and operations are funded 100% by conservatives like you. Please help us continue to extend Liberty to the next generation and support the 2024 Patriots' Day Campaign today.

May 20, 2021

California Eliminates ‘Racist’ ACT, SAT

The state dubiously asserts that such merit-based aptitude tests are racist.

California recently decided to scrap the SAT and ACT tests for its 10-university application system, asserting that the exams are essentially racist. The Daily Signal reports, “The public University of California System’s Board of Regents announced its decision as the outcome of a settlement agreement Friday that will prevent the UC System from considering SAT or ACT scores for admission and scholarship decisions through at least 2025.”

The Golden State came to this decision following a lawsuit brought by students who claimed the state’s use of the standardized tests is unfair to already disadvantaged students. Amanda Savage, a lawyer representing the students, responded to the settlement by claiming, “[This] settlement ensures that the university [system] will not revert to its planned use of the SAT and ACT — which its own regents have admitted are racist metrics.”

The New York Times reports, “Last year, the university system voted to phase out the SAT and ACT requirements for admission, amid the ongoing criticism. Like many colleges nationwide, University of California schools had already made the SAT and ACT optional for last year’s applicants who will begin school this fall, after testing dates were disrupted by the pandemic.” But that action wasn’t enough for the students suing the state, as lawyers insisted that “even voluntary submission of scores would be harmful.”

The irony here is that now California’s admissions officials won’t have to attempt to cover up their racially discriminatory admission practices that target Asian and white students for exclusion. Furthermore, this decision effectively allows the state to get around a ban, upheld by California voters, against the use of racial preferences when considering student applications.

Ultimately, this decision reveals the chasm between the principle of equality versus that inherently Marxist ethic known as equity. California isn’t interested in promoting and preserving equality of opportunity, where individuals succeed or fail based on merit. Rather, the state has chosen to ignore the individual and instead focus on outcomes where everyone is measured against a quota system that determines “fairness.”

Not only will Californians continue fleeing the state over its anti-business, high-tax climate, but they’ll be fleeing the state looking for better schools where students can actually be judged on the content of their character and not by the color of their skin.

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

The Patriot Post and Patriot Foundation Trust, in keeping with our Military Mission of Service to our uniformed service members and veterans, are proud to support and promote the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, both the Honoring the Sacrifice and Warrior Freedom Service Dogs aiding wounded veterans, the National Veterans Entrepreneurship Program, the Folds of Honor outreach, and Officer Christian Fellowship, the Air University Foundation, and Naval War College Foundation, and the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. "Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for his friends." (John 15:13)


“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

Please join us in prayer for our nation — that righteous leaders would rise and prevail and we would be united as Americans. Pray also for the protection of our Military Patriots, Veterans, First Responders, and their families. Please lift up your Patriot team and our mission to support and defend our Republic's Founding Principle of Liberty, that the fires of freedom would be ignited in the hearts and minds of our countrymen.

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2024 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.