Friday, June 29, 2007

Bad Day at Black Robes

That sneaky Supreme Court: I was convinced they would overturn Roe v. Wade (1973) first, but instead they went for Brown v. Board of Education (1954)! How novel of them. How enterprising. How soon does the next plane leave for Canada.

Then again, BushCo overturned the Barons v. King John (1215), so nothing should surprise me.



Blogger Mike said...

Good one.

7:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got me thinking here. I'm not privy to all the particulars of this case, but I don't see what the problem is with this ruling. Doesn't this ruling basically outlaw discrimination based on race, and isn't this a good thing?
I heard a quote from Justice Roberts that basically said, the way you eliminate racial discrimination is you stop discriminating based on race (or something like that) He's right. I'm not a liberal or a conservative (I'm mostly a pragmatic libertarian if you want to label me) but it seems to me that liberals want equal results, whereas conservatives want equal opportunity. I tend to side on the conservative point of view here. We live in a meritocracy. We all have obstacles and challenges in our lives ( no matter what our race). What's wrong with challenging each individual American to overcome their own personal obstacles to achieve their potential, rather than try and legislate all their obstacles away (which, ironically, will never work anyway!). My 2 cents.

11:40 AM  
Blogger George said...

If we lived in a meritocracy that would be one thing, but to prove you wrong all I have to do is point at the White House. Or any election, where you get made fun of if you're the smarter candidate.

Look, Ayn Rand wrote fiction.

And to pretend that racism, which was part of the law of this country for decades, is someone's "own personal obstacles" that he or she just needs to be strong enough to overcome is foolishness at best.

11:50 AM  
Blogger artuzi said...

The difference is whether we will be a "color blind" society or a fully integrated society.

The first does not (will never?) exist and the second is still our dream (fantasy?)

The Brown decision pushed us towards the later, while this new decision will push us back towards the former.

Given the very real social issues involved, color blindness as defined by the Roberts Court, is little more than protected racism.

3:13 PM  

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