Friday, June 30, 2023

“White” Is Not A Race

Stern: Well, Jackson’s whole argument is that you cannot distinguish the individual’s experience as a person from the individual’s race! The two are intertwined! The chief justice is running headlong into his own racial ignorance, his own inability to understand why a first-generation Black applicant to UNC would view his race and his identity as intertwined, and would view his own life experiences and his racial identity as, in many ways, one in the same. The chief can’t wrap his head around it, which is pathetic, because there have been so many briefs in these cases, so many arguments at the lectern, so many brilliant points in both dissents trying again and again to make the chief just get this. And he just doesn’t.
So if we just declare everyone white, problem solved, right?

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