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Kagan and Jackson are double teaming Alabama on the question of "intent." Discrimination under the VRA doesn't require the racist to *intend* to be racist.

But John Roberts wants intent to be the only thing that matters so he's tried to change the law to suit his views.


Alabama is now making the white supremacist's favorite argument: if we make a black district we're discriminating against white folks.

In reality, Alabama is 27% black so having only 1 black district is discrimination against black people. But, facts don't matter to these people

Sports Forum / Re: Prairie View AD out, interim in
« on: Yesterday at 11:59:32 AM »
I am out of the loop on the inner dealings at the university but know this.  Dr. Ruth Simmons is a very experienced administrator.

Yet, you people complained about not getting water while standing in line to vote.

In some countries people walk for days to vote and dip their finger in an inkwell.

It was very off topic.

Can the supporters of the Georgia law honesty explain why the water provision needed?

Georgia was bad before redistricting and is now worse.

Associate Justice Jackson gave Roberts, whom I call a segregationist, a history lesson.  Kagan and Sotomeyer gave important lessons too.

The conservatives have the majority, but the ladies, Jackson, Kagan and Sotomeyer, will still have to give lessons because many of the battles like voting rights will have to be won in the streets.  The courts are filled with a lot of Trump and Bush nominees. 

Note.  Some of what was said by politicians during Reconstruction was used by civil rights activists during the Second Reconstruction during the 1950s and '60s.

The conservatives, Roberts especially, should take a seat and learn.  As for Thomas he should already know, but we have talked about him often.  Wildman may have provided the best explanation of his philosphy on this board.
Justice Kagan runs through the Supreme Court’s recent assaults on the Voting Rights Act then asks the Alabama solicitor general: If you succeed in blowing up the VRA’s ban on dilution of minority votes, what’s left of the law?
Justice Sotomayor, gloves off: "Justice Alito gave the game away ... The point that he's making turns Section 2 [of the VRA] on its head because there's no such thing as racial neutrality in Sec. 2. It's explicitly saying that a protected group must be given equal participation."

I just thought of it being in the General Discussion Forum.  Then again I also thought of the politics behind education.  However, I have started education threads in General Discussion.

Here is a thread on a book about a principal in Georgia.  I just got the book, and the principal, who became a state senator, was a graduate of Fort Valley State.

For this interview, Dean Emerita Leslie T. Fenwick at Howard wrote the following book:

Jim Crow's Pink Slip: The Untold Story of Black Principal and Teacher Leadership.

If you went to school during the start and after "integration," then you have lived part of this discussion as a student.  If a member of your family taught in segregated schools, they have lived this discussion too.

The good part about is white folks especially white males will be the ones not getting in ivy League schools. Folks like you racoons are to uneducated to notice this. Asian people are the biggest test cheaters on the planet.

SCOTUS could end affirmative action in college admissions

For more than 40 years, the Supreme Court has held that universities may consider race as a component of their admissions processes. But the justices could toss out that precedent as it's being challenged in two major cases.

Students for Fair Admissions, a nonprofit founded in 2014 by Edward Blum, an opponent of affirmative action policies, alleged that the University of North Carolina discriminated against Asian and white applicants and violated the Constitution's equal protection clause by considering race in its admissions.

The group also sued Harvard University, claiming the Ivy League school discriminated against Asian applicants, in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits private institutions that receive federal funding from discriminating on the basis of race.

Challengers have asked the Supreme Court to overturn a nearly 20-year-old landmark ruling, Grutter v. Bollinger, that upheld affirmative action.

Both of the universities have denied claims of discrimination, and argued that their race-conscious admissions programs are lawful. The lower courts agreed with them.

But the Supreme Court decided to take up the pair of cases, clearing the way for the conservative majority to potentially eliminate affirmative action in higher education – a hot-button issue that's long been publicly debated. A ruling in favor of the challengers could upend college admissions processes and likely lead to fewer minority students enrolled.

My hope is the SCOTUS in the majority bring an end to this onerous and prejudicial practice.

ceedog, I've seen that up close and you ain't wrong. :tiptoe:

The Asian and Indian (from India) students stick together.  I saw those things up close. :tiptoe:

Politics / Opinion: I regret calling for Justin Fairfax to resign
« on: October 03, 2022, 12:45:30 PM »
I regret calling for Justin Fairfax to resign

By Sophia A. Nelson
September 30, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. EDT

Sophia A. Nelson, a former House Republican Congressional Committee counsel, is the author of “Be the One You Need: 21 Life Lessons I Learned Taking Care of Everyone but Me.”

Former Virginia lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax (D) was once a shining, rising star in Virginia politics. A young, well-educated Black man with a lovely wife and beautiful children, all by his late 30s. A former federal prosecutor, with a spotless personal and ethical record and a great future ahead. Until the bottom fell out in early 2019, when two accused him of sexual assault decades prior.

He became a target for the #MeToo movement. But evidence has emerged recently that Fairfax might have been the victim of a coordinated smear campaign. A July Post article reported that the FBI is looking into the allegations. Fairfax has been appearing on any platform that will have him to clear his name. Unfortunately, he has had very few takers.


General Discussion Forum / Re: Onnidan is not going to like this
« on: October 02, 2022, 10:57:47 PM »
EB is absolutely correct. You see them clear girls. Now do you think, they, their parents are going to let them girls get on the field with the band? Heck no.

 And also, looking at the young lady's profile. It says she's an actress. So, did she do this to bring light to her "so call space at USC" or try to get her name out there for her career? I think we all have been gaslighted, with her" I started a majorette dance team at a PWI"
Okay, I'm done.

Do not forget about the boosters.

Sports Forum / Re: Lane upset Tennessee State?
« on: October 01, 2022, 09:35:39 PM »
 :o  :o  :o

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