Harry Reid rips Antonin Scalia, says he endorsed ‘racist ideas’ from bench

10 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Harry Reid rips Antonin Scalia, says he endorsed ‘racist ideas’ from bench.

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on Thursday slammed controversial comments Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said a day earlier that suggested some black students would benefit from being at a “slower-track school.” Scalia on Wednesday suggested it’s possible that some black students would be more comfortable at a “slower-track school” instead of the University of Texas’ flagship campus in Austin, where Scalia said some of those students are “being pushed ahead in classes that are too fast for them.” “The idea that African-American students are somehow inherently intellectually inferior from other students is despicable,” Reid said. “It’s a throwback … to a time that America left behind a half a century ago.” “That Justice Scalia could raise such an uninformed idea shows just how out of touch he is with the values of this nation,” Reid said. “It goes without saying that an African-American student has the same potential to succeed in an academically challenging environment as any other student.” According to the study, Scalia’s struggles to perform his duties in a competent fashion stem from his being inappropriately placed on a court that is “too demanding” for a person of his limited abilities. “Forcing Justice Scalia to weigh in on complex legal issues that he lacks the background or aptitude to comprehend is, at the end of the day, cruel,” the study said.

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