Libs Shocked by Justice Alito’s “Racist” Comments
Has there ever been a pattern more predictable than this one? Conservative points out the obvious logical fallacies upon which some special black program is built, liberals call him a racist, liberals get their way. But if you missed it the last four hundred times it happened, the rerun is on again this week.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard opening arguments in the case of Fisher v. The University of Texas, in which a white student is accusing the university of denying her admission because of her race. Depending on the outcome, we could be on the verge of seeing the end of affirmative action in the world of academia.
But it was a comment by conservative Justice Antonin Scalia that had liberal tongues wagging. From the New York Times:
In a remark that drew muted gasps in the courtroom, Justice Antonin Scalia said that minority students with inferior academic credentials may be better off at “a less advanced school, a slower-track school where they do well.”
“I don’t think it stands to reason that it’s a good thing for the University of Texas to admit as many blacks as possible,” he added.
Muted gasps! Lordy.
So Scalia is a racist for suggesting that blacks may not be able to handle the workload, because the politically correct opinion is that there are no substantive intellectual differences between whites and blacks.
But hold on. Right now, the University of Texas gives every student in the top ten percent of their graduating class automatic admission to the school.
So if there are no intellectual differences between blacks and whites, why wouldn’t this program be enough to ensure racial fairness?
Liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg provides us with one possible answer. “It seems to me,” she said, “that it is so obviously driven by one thing only, and that thing is race. It’s totally dependent upon having racially segregated neighborhoods, racially segregated schools, and it operates as a disincentive for a minority student to step out of that segregated community and attempt to get an integrated education.”
Hmm. So by that logic, black students cannot possibly rise to the top ten percent academically in a well-integrated school? On an afternoon where this comment was made, how is it that Scalia is the one being accused of racism?
Blacks are either intellectually equal, in which case they should not need affirmative action based on race, or they aren’t, in which case they should go to special schools where they can learn at a slower pace.
But no one wants to point out this logical disconnect. You either believe in affirmative action or you’re a racist. End of story.
In reality, it’s more likely that the reverse is true.