The progressive leaders of the most woke institutions on the planet — U.S. universities and colleges — are in a melt down because the Supreme Court this week struck down their affirmative action admittance practices.

Does higher education really still need to be forced not to discriminate against people based on the color of their skin?

We are shocked to discover that racism runs rampant there, and that they feel laws are needed to stop them from being such vile bigots and haters.

Combating racism by utilizing racism always seemed like a bad idea to us. And given the imbedded progressiveness of nearly every public university, unnecessary.

But even U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet seems to think higher education must be rife with racists, and that students of color should just automatically advance over other kids, even if they weren’t properly educated in the public schools to compete.

It’s really disturbing to watch Bennet, a former superintendent of Denver Public Schools, be swept up in the soft bigotry of low expectations.

Republicans — the party of Lincoln who freed the slaves — support the court’s decision.

From Colorado Politics:

Lauding the court’s decision, state House Minority Leader Mike Lynch said no American under the U.S. Constitution should “ever be denied opportunity because of the color of their skin or because of their race.”

“Many brave Americans, over the course of several generations have died to ensure these rights and today our highest court has again correctly affirmed this fact to be true.”

Some Democrats like Colorado’s Attorney General Phil Weiser are trying to confuse the issue by insisting the court should have also banned legacy admissions that benefits the children of alumni.

Legacy admissions have nothing to do with affirmative action and weren’t even in question in the case before the Supreme Court.

But even so, banning legacy admissions would also affect the children of color of their alumni.

That’s because affirmative action has been in place since 1965 and the first generation of affirmative action students were born in 1945-46.

The U.S. has seen 60 years of affirmative action graduating classes.

It doesn’t take a math genius to cipher that the legacy admissions of today are also the children and grandchildren of affirmative action alumni.

It’s a weak argument, Weiser. Just admit you think progressive universities are full of racists.