Ninety percent of her new book "The Adversity of Diversity" was already written when the high court's decision was announced in June, but it supported so many thoughts the longtime political scientist had already put down on paper.
"I argue that the same grounds that make race-based college admissions unconstitutional impact every DEI and CRT program in the country. That includes workplaces, organizations in government. These programs violate the U.S. Civil Rights Act and the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution," Swain said on American Family Radio Tuesday.
The University of North Carolina – a public school – and Harvard – a private one – were at the center of the case. The two schools argued that their admission standards have had a larger goal to promote a robust and intellectually diverse campus to produce future leaders.
But the high court sided with a group of Asian students who said they were being held to a higher standard than black and Hispanic students.
There are other signs of pushback against the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) philosophy. For example, Florida and Texas have enacted laws banning DEI offices at public universities.
The new law played a role in the hiring of a black head of the journalism department at Texas A&M. A job offer made to Kathleen McElroy was downgraded as she touted her strong expertise in DEI. The school agreed to a $1 million settlement with McElroy.
Aside from the law, there was strong opposition to the hiring of McElroy. Ultimately the school's president resigned.
It's not only about academia
Opposition to the tenets of DEI hasn't been seen solely in academia. The spring saw economic backlash against popular beer Bud Light and the retail giant Target for their aggressive support of transgender initiatives.
Virginian Oliver Anthony (pictured) was a largely unknown vocalist before his song about the struggle of working-class Americans made the unheard-of leap to #1 on the Billboard charts earlier this week. The New York Times described Anthony's work as "perfectly primed for a hyperpolarized moment when Conservatives perceive themselves as embattled."
Swain, an African-American, told show host Jenna Ellis it's well known that heterosexual Christian males "have had a target on their back."
"The states of Texas and Florida passed legislation ending DEI programs in state-supported universities. They banned it. That could be done across the country," explained the retired Vanderbilt law professor. "And I think people need to know – especially white people and Asians need to know – that they are protected by the U. S. Civil Rights Act. It's not okay to discriminate against anyone because of their race, their color, their sex, or their religion."
And Swain pointed out a course of action exists for whites, Asians or whoever feels the effects of DEI.
"You can file lawsuits. You need to learn how to document [discrimination]. Many racial and ethnic minorities learned decades ago how to document discrimination. White people need to know the same thing; Asians need to know the same thing," she stated.
"The DEI industry needs to go away, but not diversity because we know that God is a God of diversity. You look out at the universe and there's so much diversity. You can have diversity without discrimination for racial and ethnic minorities who are accomplished."
Swain also argued it's critical that businesses focus on business instead of choosing sides in the culture war.
The Department of Defense has been instrumental in advancing the far-left policies of the Biden administration and has used the military as its petri dish by encouraging drag shows in the Navy and working to circumvent last summer's big Supreme Court ruling – which returned abortion decisions to the states – by offering paid leave and travel expenses for abortion services.
Many African-Americans offended by DEI
While the Left throws out words like "oppression" and warns against alleged "rampant white supremacy," Swain and other African-Americans have argued that DEI programs insult the people of color they claim to be striving to assist. North Carolina pastor John Amanchukwu (pictured) has made such arguments.
"We don't need to be pandered to. We don't need to dumb down test scores in order for us to thrive. We don't need to soft bigotry of low expectations, and we don't need white liberals telling us they know what's best for the black community," Amanchukwu has stated.
"On a Zoom call discussing plans to roll out even more DEI initiatives, the principal told me that blacks – today, not in the past – are oppressed and are 'genetically different from whites.' You can imagine what impact this can have on my son's education, being the only black student in his class, with leadership like this," Love wrote.
Swain contends DEI peddlers are selling lies to kids. "What the DEI industry says is that pretty much racial and ethnic minorities are inferior. They don't say that outright, but they say that all whites are privileged, all minorities are victims, and that to have minorities, you have to lower the standards," she said. "That is a lie from the pit of hell, and many of us know that that's a lie."
According to Swain, the industry she describes can be toppled with a simple kindness presented in God's Holy Word.
"What kind of America do we want? We have civil rights laws. We should be moving more towards colorblindness. We can have integration without discrimination. We need to go back to the Golden Rule: treat other people the way you want to be treated," she said.