Faux News’ frequent guest, Mark Furhman a racist POS.
Supreme Court Justice and member of the conservative Scumbag 5 Thugs in Robes on the Supreme Court certainly had no problem letting his racist flag fly.
Do black students matter to Justice Antonin Scalia?
During oral arguments on Wednesday in Fisher v. University of Texas, acontentious affirmative action case, the conservative justice seemed to call their abilities into question.
“There are those who contend that it does not benefit African-Americans to get them into the University of Texas, where they do not do well,” Scalia said, “as opposed to having them go to a less-advanced school … a slower-track school where they do well.”
Scalia was engaging former U.S. Solicitor General Gregory Garre, who is now representing the University of Texas at Austin as the school defends its ongoing consideration of race as one of many factors in its admissions program.
Pointing to a brief the court received before oral arguments, Scalia noted “most of the black scientists in this country don’t come from schools like the University of Texas.”
Garre tried to interject, but the justice continued. “They come from lesser schools where they do not feel that … they’re being pushed ahead in classes that are too fast for them,” Scalia said.
Again, Garre tried to respond as Scalia added that he was “just not impressed” by arguments that UT Austin suffers from lower minority enrollment. “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,” the justice said.
By then, Garre’s time at the podium was almost up, but he closed his rebuttal to the justice by emphasizing the importance of diversity on campus.
“Frankly, I don’t think the solution to the problems with student body diversity can be to set up a system in which not only are minorities going to separate schools, they’re going to inferior schools,” Garre said. “I think what experience shows — at Texas, California and Michigan — is that now is not the time and this is not the case to roll back student body diversity in America.”
Scalia’s argument is duplicitous for a number of reasons. First UT Austin is hardly an “elite” school. It’s a state university, with a charter of educating the students in Texas, and is part of a state-wide system similar to that of any of the more advanced state such as California, Virginia. It is no MIT or Harvard. Which doesn’t mean it is a bad school, and is generally ranked in the top 10 or so State Universities. Second, UT Austin’s graduation rate is 20% lower than that of comparable state schools for all students (UVa is over 70%). Lastly, graduation rate more closely follows income than race. What Texas found was that there was no difference between high income students and low in terms of abilities – and that they could impact the difference in performance though lower class sizes and coaching for the first two years to bring grades and graduation rate in line. At least 9 Universities have graduation rates of 90%, in today’s world, having a graduation rate of only 50% is the school’s failure – not a failure of the students. UT Austin knows that and has put programs in place to try and fix it.
Wow! What a takedown!
America has just lived through another presidential campaign week dominated by Donald Trump’s racist lies. Here’s a partial list of false statements: The United States is about to take in 250,000 Syrian refugees; African-Americans are responsible for most white homicides; and during the 9/11 attacks, “thousands and thousands” of people in an unnamed “Arab” community in New Jersey “were cheering as that building was coming down.”
In the Republican field, Mr. Trump has distinguished himself as fastest to dive to the bottom. If it’s a lie too vile to utter aloud, count on Mr. Trump to say it, often. It wins him airtime, and retweets through the roof.
This phenomenon is in fact nothing new. Politicians targeting minorities, foreigners or women have always existed in the culture. And every generation or so, at least one demagogue surfaces to fan those flames.
Here’s Donald Trump on Sunday: “When the Syrian refugees are going to start pouring into this country, we don’t know if they’re ISIS, we don’t know if it’s a Trojan horse. And I definitely want a database and other checks and balances. We want to go with watch lists. We want to go with databases. And we have no choice. We have no idea who’s being sent in here. This could be the — it’s probably not, but it could be the great Trojan horse of all time, where they come in.”
Here’s Joseph McCarthy in 1950: “Today we are engaged in a final, all-out battle between communistic atheism and Christianity. The modern champions of communism have selected this as the time, and ladies and gentlemen, the chips are down — they are truly down.”
Here’s Donald Trump last Tuesday: “We’re going to have to do things that we never did before. And some people are going to be upset about it, but I think that now everybody is feeling that security is going to rule. And certain things will be done that we never thought would happen in this country in terms of information and learning about the enemy. And so we’re going to have to do certain things that were frankly unthinkable a year ago.”
Here’s George Wallace in 1963: “We must redefine our heritage, re-school our thoughts in the lessons our forefathers knew so well, in order to function and to grow and to prosper. We can no longer hide our head in the sand and tell ourselves that the ideology of our free fathers is not being attacked and is not being threatened by another idea … for it is.”
Mr. Trump relies on social media to spread his views. This is convenient because there’s no need to respond to questions about his fabrications. That makes it imperative that other forms of media challenge him.
Instead, as Mr. Trump stays at the top of the Republican field, it’s become a full-time job just running down falsehoods like the phony crime statistics he tweeted, which came from a white supremacist group.
Yet Mr. Trump is regularly rewarded with free TV time, where he talks right over anyone challenging him, and doubles down when called out on his lies.
This isn’t about shutting off Mr. Trump’s bullhorn. His right to spew nonsense is protected by the Constitution, but the public doesn’t need to swallow it. History teaches that failing to hold a demagogue to account is a dangerous act. It’s no easy task for journalists to interrupt Mr. Trump with the facts, but it’s an important one.
One of the most welcoming places on earth to anybody but perhaps a black man at some of the personality driven joint…is the Black Church. This Trump-Clown denies that with evidence staring him in the face from the very recent mass murders at a black Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Nobody kicked Dylann Roof out of that church, denied him fellowship, or refused to pray, which sadly was the reason he was able to commit is horrific and despicable crime. Indeed, one of the very few places where at least social conservatives find common ground with black folks is in Church, whether in opposing LGBT marriage, or abortion…
Apparently being a bigot isn’t an impediment to getting rich in America – at least if you are white. However, racism IS stupidity – so intelligence isn’t the sole key to getting rich either..This offensive, racist POS should learn something…Like Civil Rights Leaders in the 60’s weren’t outsider troublemakers.
Robert Kiger, the founder of a super PAC supporting Donald Trump for president, said on Monday that he wasn’t surprised that a black man was beaten at a Trump rally because he would expect black people to do the same thing to him if he visited an African-American church.
At a rally in Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday, Trump supporters were caught on video beating a black man because he interrupted the event by shouting “black lives matter.”
Kiger told CNN’s Carol Costello on Monday that Alabama was the wrong place to protest systemic racism.
“From my perspective, I’m sick and tire of the Black Lives Matter thing,” Kiger complained. “I think it’s a farce. I think they’re there to just disrupt. Look, if they really care about black lives, they need to pick up a banner and go to the South Side of Chicago, where black lives are being slaughtered on a daily basis. If they really care about the African-American community, get up there and do something about it.”
“So they don’t have the right to protest at a Trump rally?” Costello wondered.
“No, they don’t, really,” Kiger relied. “Look, I wouldn’t go into a black church and start screaming white lives matter.”
“Would you be afraid that they would beat you up?” Costello pressed.
“Yeah! I know I’d get beat up,” Kiger insisted, adding that he would be “at least roughed up” by black church members.
Costello attempted to make a point about the way that members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church responded with kindness after they were targeted in a mass shooting.
But the CNN host quickly decided her words were lost on Kiger: “Never mind, I won’t go there.”
“These guys don’t really have a cause,” Kiger said of Black Lives Matter. “I don’t think they really care. If they did, they would go to Baltimore or they’d go to Chicago.”
This is a Faux News devotee. He truly believes the “Black Panthers” exist anymore…
This is a good one. One of the reasons it is critical that Obama win this next election is the opportunity to replace at least 2 justices on the Supreme Court and clean up the cesspool the Rethugs made of that institution.
Pat Buchanan is David Duke without the robes…
Where did Herman Cain get that “plantation” talk? While kissing Buchanan’s ass.
On the segregation era:
Perhaps some of us misremember the past. But the racial, religious, cultural, social, political, and economic divides today seem greater than they seemed even in the segregation cities some of us grew up in.Back then, black and white lived apart, went to different schools and churches, played on different playgrounds, and went to different restaurants, bars, theaters, and soda fountains. But we shared a country and a culture. We were one nation. We were Americans.
From the chapter “‘The White Party’”:
What the above points to is a strategy from which Republicans will recoil, a strategy to increase the GOP share of the white Christian vote and increase the turnout of that vote by specific appeals to social, cultural, and moral issues, and for equal justice for the emerging white minority. If the GOP is not the party of New Haven firefighter Frank Ricci and Cambridge cop James Crowley, it has no future. And although Howard Dean disparages the Republicans as the “white party,” why should Republicans be ashamed to represent the progeny of the men who founded, built, and defended America since her birth as a nation?From the chapter, “Equality or Freedom?”:
Not until the 1960s did courts begin to use the Fourteenth Amendment to impose a concept of equality that the authors of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, The Federalist Papers, and the Gettysburg Address never believed in. Before the 1960s, equality meant every citizen enjoyed the same constitutional rights and the equal protection of existing laws. Nothing in the Constitution or federal law mandated social, racial, or gender equality.