Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in a misguided and, frankly, stupid 5-4 decision that racism is over in America, striking down a key portion of the 1965 Voting Rights Act designed to prevent racial discrimination. At the time, notorious racist Justice Antonin Scalia called the Voting Rights Act a “perpetuation of racial entitlement,” asserting that the much-needed legislation was no longer necessary in America.
After Scalia’s odd declaration that black people being guaranteed equal voting rights were somehow “entitled,” red states rushed to enact voter ID legislation aimed at discriminating against the “entitled” African-American population and other groups that would likely vote for Democrats, thus proving that such legislation is still needed to ensure equality.
Now, with the Supreme Court revisiting Affirmative Action, Scalia has stored his Klan hood in the closet, donned his black robe, and offered his positively terrifying opinion on that matter. The case revolves around Affirmative Action at the University of Texas, where Scalia feels black students don’t belong. The plaintiff is a white woman who was not accepted to the university on her own merits, and who complains that the school’s use of race as a factor in accepting students is unconstitutional. In oral arguments, referencing an amicus brief written by UCLA law professor Richard Sander,
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6 For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.
28 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: