(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast/File)

Antonin Scalia  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast/File)

I am tired of writing about Donald Trump. Tonight I want to focus on another powerful racist in America.

His name is Antonin Scalia, and he makes decisions that have more of an impact on your life than even the president of the United States.

“In the oral arguments Wednesday for a Supreme Court affirmative action case, Justice Antonin Scalia—a well known critic of affirmative action—suggested that the policy was hurting minority students by sending them to schools too academically challenging for them.

Referencing an unidentified amicus brief, Scalia said that there were people who would contend that “it does not benefit African-Americans to — to get 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 — a slower-track school where they do well.”

He argued that “most of the Black scientists in this country don’t come from schools like the University of Texas.”

“They come from lesser schools where they do not feel that they’re — that they’re being pushed ahead in — in classes that are too — too fast for them,” Scalia said.” [More]

This is truly scary. And it is just wrong on so many levels. I could talk about the countless amount of African American youngsters who I am personally familiar with who are destroying their White classmates at Ivy League and other fine schools in this country. (My little cousin, bless her heart, graduated with high honors from Swarthmore not too long ago with a degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology or something like that.) But what would be the point of this? The racist and unintelligent among us, like Antonin Scalia, would never believe it.

Mr. Scalia is not alone. In the state of Michigan a republican lawmaker made his feelings known about the cognitive abilities of Blacks as well.

“As a first-term state senator, Marty Knollenberg of Troy is far from high-profile. He’s not in Congress, though he is the son of a man who served eight terms in the U.S. House.

Sen. Knollenberg, a 52-year-old Allstate agent,  is suddenly less obscure — though not in a good way.

The Republican is the subject of articles at two national news sites — Huffington Post and Raw Story. He’s also the target of criticism and ridicule on social media, including comments at his legislative Facebook page.

The outcry is provoked by widespread posting of videotaped remarks at a Senate education hearing, where the Oakland County politician said: “You mentioned these school districts failing, and you mention economically disadvantaged and nonwhite population are the contributors to that.  I know we can’t fix that.  We can’t make an African-American white.  That’s just, it is what it is.” [Source]

“It is what it is” indeed.

The Donald might just become our next president after all.  He is, after all, “the anger translator” for all the secret (and not so secret) racists in America.



Also On New Pittsburgh Courier:
comments – Add Yours