Article originally appeared on www.foxnews.com.
The Biden administration’s so-called “equity agenda” suffered a major defeat in federal court recently. In a lawsuit challenging the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) – a new federal agency dedicated to helping only certain preferred racial groups – a federal judge ruled that the Biden administration cannot discriminate based on race.
Judge Mark Pittman, a Trump-appointee based in Fort Worth, Texas, delivered a remedial lesson in civics to the administration: “The Constitution demands equal treatment under law.”
While such a statement should be obvious to any American, this was quite a painful blow to the administration. On his first day in office, President Biden declared a “whole of government” approach to racial equity, requiring all his agencies to “affirmatively advance[e] equity.” In practice, the equity agenda resulted in a bevy of programs open to some races, but not others. Farmers, restaurant owners, homeowners, small business owners …
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