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TOPIC: 'Slow track' for black students... what?

'Slow track' for black students... what? 09 Dec 2015 21:43 #8821

  • Teresa.R
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Today in the Fisher v. University of Texas case, a case on affirmative action associate justice, Justice Scalia pretty much states that Black students should be in "slower- track" schools instead of schools like the University of Texas. He goes on to say that Black students who are scientists in this country don't come from UT instead they come from lesser schools and hints at that University of Texas is to fast and to advanced for them. I really don't know how this man has been in office for so long.

Justice Scalia Thinks Black Students Belong In 'Slower-Track' Schools - Huffington Post
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'Slow track' for black students... what? 06 Apr 2016 13:02 #9444

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Teresa,
Thank you for sharing this story which proves that America is in fact still not “color blind”. If officials, such as Justice Scalia, are still standing behind racist ideas and blatantly making blacks monolithic by saying, “…they’re being pushed ahead in classes that are too fast for them”, then America has a long way to go until we can say that all races are treated equally. When Justice Scalia groups all blacks together, he is denying each individual their own identities. It is unbelievable that he really talks about how African Americans would not benefit from going to University of Texas, but would do well in a “less-advanced school”. This implies that African Americans are not as intelligent as whites and do not belong in the same higher learning institution as them. It is sad to think that not only are there people who still think this way, but there are people in positions of power who still think this way.
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