Justice Antonin Scalia has embarrassed himself, SCOTUS and the legal profession as a whole. He owes the public, not only an apology, but an explanation (which hopefully in his opinion he will write) as to how a member of the Court can publicly announce such a racist view as he did yesterday.
Scalia said: "There are those who contend that it does not benefit African-Americans to them into the University of Texas where they do not do well, as opposed to having them go to a less-advanced school, a less - - slower track school where they do well. One of the briefs pointed out that most of the black scientists in this country don't come from schools like the University of Texas."
Scalia was referencing with apparent approval a brief filed by Richard Sander, who has written about the "mismatched theory". "Students with an interest in science who are admitted to a very competitive school via a large preference attend to drop of the sciences at a much higher rate than do otherwise similar students who attend somewhat less competitive programs, the brief said. Competition appears to be major factor in the lo rate at which African-American students become scientists, despite high levels of interest in the sciences."
Doesn't this make it more understandable that African-Americans can not trust or believe in the judicial system? It is apparent that Scalia has affirmed the belief of African-Americans in the United States that the system does not operate equally for them, in that they are not viewed the same as white Americans. What could be worse for a minority or ethnic group than to have member of the highest court in the land marginalize that group's intelligence, abilities and potential.
Protesters, focus your attention on someone like this. Demand Scalia resign. You have the power to destroy his ability to be an effective voice for the court, or even the dissent, despite the tacit approval of Justice Clarence (the silent man) Thomas.
BTW - I have not seen any comment or disapproval coming from Ted Cruz on this, even though such a comment is despicable and "lawless".
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