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Quote of Note

Quote of Note

Aparently, a country club is U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s point of reference in arguing that racial isolation in America is just fine. Below is an excerpt from the Dec. 4 oral arguments before the Supreme Court of two voluntary desegregation cases:

Scalia: “I mean, you know, if you belong to a country club that has 15 percent Black members, I would not consider that a segregated country club. So what you are complaining about is not segregation in any reasonable sense of the word. You’re complaining about a lack of racial balance.”

Michael Madden attorney defending the Seattle public school system’s desegregation plan: “We’re not talking about segregation resulting from purposeful discrimination.”

Scalia: “That’s the only meaning of segregation.”



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