Monday, March 04, 2013

Putting a Face on Racism in America

We're still trying to catch our breath after hearing Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia describe Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act as a "racial entitlement". It is such a stunning look into the mind of this man, described by some as "brilliant".

Then Chief Justice Roberts asked, “Is it the government’s submission that the citizens in the South are more racist than the citizens in the North?” Look at that face: the face of a man who got to be Supreme Court Chief Justice without knowing anything about American history. I'll bet nobody ever tried to take his vote away from him.

We were reading today about the abolition of slavery in British territories in 1833. Parliament voted £20 million, to be paid by British tax-payers, as compensation to the former slave owners. Now that's racial entitlement!

Time for a chuckle:

And here's a coarser chuckle about racial entitlement:

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