Ohio University has found itself where it didn’t want to be: trying to figure out how to use scholarship money that donors established for a certain class of recipient.

A good chunk of those set-aside scholarships go to minorities — Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans. Some of those dollars go to first-generation college students of whatever race.

Echoing the conservative mindset that’s reshaped affirmative action elsewhere, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost cautioned the university officials not to ignore what the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on race-based admissions.

Yost dug deeper into its ruling. His interpretation might put race-centric organizations on campus like Hillel or the minority journalism groups in financial jeopardy. He warned that professors who advised such a group might lose legal representation if it runs afoul of the court.

So another brick in the road to a level-playing surface has been removed. It looks as if the America of 2024 is about as receptive to staying on the road to a colorblind country as it was in 1924.

The men (and women) who are taking these bricks don’t wear white robes and hoods; they come at Blacks and Hispanics in Hart Schaffer & Marx suits, with polished talk and briefcases filled with legal motions.

Equality for women has been pushed back; fairness in higher-education policies has been scattered in the air like sands in a windstorm; voting rights retarded.

Gerrymandering isn’t an injustice; it’s politics.

In a New York Times article last March, Pulitzer Prize-winner Nicole Hannah-Jones, a professor at Howard University, aimed her reportorial skills at what was transpiring in our America. Her piece “The Colorblindness Trip: How a Civil Rights Ideal got Hijacked” painted a sober portrait of the steps backward this country is taking.

Hannah-Jones could easily have blamed all of it on Donald Trump; she didn’t. Instead, she reminded readers that this dismantling of civil-rights policies has been 50 years in the making.

What Yost advised OU faculty — I once belonged to its faculty, by the way — follow the path the court has led this country down, specifically on the higher-education front. He was almost ensuring that OU, a rural campus in Southeast Ohio, won’t get the number of Blacks it now has in the years ahead.

One of my former colleagues expressed his concern. Professor Bill Reader told The Post, the independent campus newspaper: “I know the university hands are tied to a certain degree because of the way the law is written. But I’m just very concerned that faculty are basically being told, ‘Don’t act on anything that involves race, or you’ll get sued, and our administration at this university will gladly throw you under the bus.’ ”

Indeed, tied hands are a problem today — not just at Ohio U. The Supreme Court has looked at the notion of a colorblind America and ruled: We’ve achieved it; we need to do little more on race.

The high court, cloistered as the nine justices are, has gotten its rulings on race wrong, a point Reader and others I knew at Ohio University did more than hint at. For unlike the court, they see America through a different lens. Their America remains dominated by white males and their privilege; their America continues to be separate and unequal.

So is mine.