Author says social justice movement has created a new class of victims

Author and cultural commentator Noah Rothman said in an interview that aired Tuesday on Hill.TV that the social justice movement has created a new class of victims in order to achieve equality in the U.S. 

"To create institutions that are dedicated to discrimination, to treating people unequally in order to achieve equality. There is, frankly, no justice in that," Rothman, author of "Unjust: Social Justice and the Unmaking of America," told host Buck Sexton earlier this month. 

"By rebooting the idea of justice, we have created a whole new class of victims," he continued. 

Rothman in his book argues that policies like affirmative actions have hurt the U.S.

"In the abstract, these are noble ideals," he said, referring to the goals of the American social justice movement. 

"If you have no experience with social justice activists, you might just think these are very basic American concepts," he continued. "A way for us to think about freedom and equality, and a just society, and righting legitimate historical grievances." 

"In the hands of its activist class, however, it has decided to approach historical justice in a way that is antithetical to the American ideal," he said. 

Rothman's remarks come ahead of a federal court's ruling in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, which claims that the Ivy League college is discriminating against Asian-Americans.

— Julia Manchester