Thursday, June 29, 2023

Yeah, That’s The Problem

Local school district has students who change addresses every three months (one step ahead of eviction). They go home to empty apartments in the afternoon, have no quiet place to study. During covid when schools were closed and classes were on-line, they had to drive around looking for internet access. Or they just did without.
“I think that this is tantamount to sticking a dagger in our back because what they have said now is that it is unconstitutional to even consider race," Sharpton told MSNBC on Thursday. 
"And given the racial history of the country, let's not act like Blacks are behind because there's something in our genes that made us behind." 
The host noted that it was illegal for Black people to read or write just 160 years ago. 
"We were enslaved 246 years," he continued. "So it is to completely throw to the wind the history of why we needed Affirmative Action in the first place." 
"And I think it is unimaginable not to consider race, given the history of this country and given the data that we still see in this country," Sharpton said. 
"Blacks are still 10 percent less in terms of family wealth than whites. We are still less in education."
But the Civil War! The ‘64 Civil Rights Act!

Or, as LBJ said, you can’t take the shackles off a man after 400 years and say: “Okay, now win the race.” We did this over 400 years. We invented “race” so we could do this. Now we want to uninvent “race,” because it is convenient to us to do so.
Who knew the Constitutional amendments were so lacking in self-awareness? Speaking of which: Funny how it’s just a distraction when it benefits white people. Speaking of which: Best you just sit this one out, asshole. That’s not the self-description you think it is, lucky sperm club.
With let-them-eat-cake obliviousness, today, the majority pulls the ripcord and announces 'colorblindess for all' by legal fiat," she wrote. "But deeming race irrelevant in law does not make it so in life. And having so detached itself from this country's actual past and present experiences, the Court has now been lured into interfering with the crucial work... institutions of higher learning are doing to solve America's real-world problems." 
“The best that can be said of the majority's perspective is that it proceeds (ostrich-like) from the hope that preventing consideration of race will end racism," she said. "But if that is its motivation, the majority proceeds in vain. If the colleges of this country are required to ignore a thing that matters, it will not just go away."
I would love for Conway and the 14th Amendment to tell me why Justice Jackson is wrong.

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