Simone Alexandra Johnson is the daughter of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Dany Garcia, both multi-millionaires. Right now she’s ten years old. But in seven years or less, she’ll likely be applying to college. And she’s not just a two-fer in affirmative action stakes, she’s a four-fer. The Johnson daughter is female and half-Hispanic, 1/4th Black, 1/4th Samoan/Asian. That means she starts off with four advantages in affirmative-action based college admissions.
With Affirmative Action, The Rock’s Daughter Gets Favored Over Your Kids Every Time
Why should “The Rock’s” daughter get favored in college admissions over the kids of some poor, blue collar couple elsewhere in America? Why should she get preference over the average suburban White kid? Sadly, she will be likely be chosen over every White kid, whether it’s for college admissions or hiring or promotions in her future job.
Fisher v. The University of Texas, a major affirmative action case dealing with race-based college admissions, is now before the U.S. Supreme Court. And I predict that, once again (as with every other affirmative action case that has come before them), the Justices will continue to favor race, gender, and ethnicity as a factor in admissions. The problem is that, as reflected in their decisions, the Supremes always consider affirmative action as if it helps some struggling guy from the ghetto, whose mother is a crack whore, to get just a tiny leg up on an upper class White guy from the burbs. Sadly, that’s not usually how it works.
In fact, the guy from the ghetto is almost never the favored one under affirmative action. Instead, it’s a privileged minority kid from the burbs who gets chosen over the vastly more qualified, far more struggling white guy (or chick) from Appalachia or rural Texas or working-class Eastpointe, Michigan. And the case is vividly illustrated with Simone Alexandra Johnson. She’s usually the archetype of the affirmative action candidate who gets admitted over a more qualified White student.