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High court poised to upend civil rights policies
The Boston Globe / The Associated Press ^ | March 31, 2013 | Hope Yen

Posted on 03/31/2013 6:30:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Has the nation lived down its history of racism and should the law become colorblind?

Addressing two pivotal legal issues, one on affirmative action and a second on voting rights, a divided Supreme Court is poised to answer those questions.

In one case, the issue is whether race preferences in university admissions undermine equal opportunity more than they promote the benefits of racial diversity. Just this past week, justices signaled their interest in scrutinizing affirmative action very intensely, expanding their review as well to a Michigan law passed by voters that bars ‘‘preferential treatment’’ to students based on race. Separately in a second case, the court must decide whether race relations — in the South, particularly — have improved to the point that federal laws protecting minority voting rights are no longer warranted.....

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; civilrights; colorblind; discrimination; racism; scotus; supremecourt

1 posted on 03/31/2013 6:30:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s loooooong past time for ALL racial quotas and set-asides to be dumped.

Hard.


2 posted on 03/31/2013 6:37:20 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

Something tells me this will cause RIOTS in the streets....


3 posted on 03/31/2013 6:38:47 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

SC Roberts to Obama: “how would you like me to vote, master?”


4 posted on 03/31/2013 6:39:27 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sorry blacks, your libs have shoved you out of the way for the gays and given THEM your place as the top victim class.

What? Obama and Maddow promised you that if you supported the perversion that you knew was wrong that it would help you??

Did ya think that voting for Obama would result in him hiring blacks too?

BAWHAHAH. SUCKERS!

5 posted on 03/31/2013 6:39:51 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will Roberts get cold feet and join the Libs at the last minute again?


6 posted on 03/31/2013 6:39:55 PM PDT by montag813
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will Roberts get cold feet and join the Libs at the last minute again?


7 posted on 03/31/2013 6:39:55 PM PDT by montag813
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Equal treatment and protection under the law? What a unique idea!


8 posted on 03/31/2013 6:41:29 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Racism is a resource and like every other resource, it's in danger of running out. We hit Peak Racism decades ago. Peak Sexism peaked even earlier. Even Peak Homophobia peaked a while back." --Daniel Greenfield
9 posted on 03/31/2013 6:41:42 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: goodnesswins

“Something tells me this will cause RIOTS in the streets....”

Of course it will - Black racialist hucksters and con artists have been milking their colossal “civil rights” perks and privileges for decades.

They’ve come to believe that a constant policy of special treatment and set-asides for Blacks is written in stone.


10 posted on 03/31/2013 6:42:10 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer
You're absolutely correct, Jack! And a major factor in heightened racial tensions is the Marxist maggot at 1600 PA Ave.!



Where are the survivors of the massacre at Benghazi? The silence of the Obama Regime on this question is deafening!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

11 posted on 03/31/2013 6:43:45 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The appeals court gave a really bizarre reason for their ruling on the AA case. (Its too expensive for AA supporters to win by legitimate means)

>>The court says the ban puts an extraordinary burden on those who have to mount a long expensive campaign if they want to protect it.<<

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2959958/posts


12 posted on 03/31/2013 6:46:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: montag813

Will Roberts get cold feet and join the Libs at the last minute again?
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The blackmailers will order Roberts to join the racist progressives on this one. Preferential treatment for “minorities” will continue—just as it has for the half century since the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Minorities will soon no longer be minorities and blacks are now the racists in our society, but “affirmative action” will continue.


13 posted on 03/31/2013 6:47:33 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I could understand this better if someone explained to me the benefits of Racial Diversity.


14 posted on 03/31/2013 6:52:40 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: goodnesswins

I hope the homeys riot, I find it entertaining knowing their cash cow is now being sucked dry by the mexicans.


15 posted on 03/31/2013 6:53:10 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Jack Hammer

“They’ve come to believe that a constant policy of special treatment and set-asides for Blacks is written in stone.”

That’s why Scalia dubbed portions of the Voting Rights Act that presume certain states may continue to act in a racist manner an entitlement. Because once these acts are in place, Liberals and Democrats believe they are entitled to be in place forever. Of course, Scslia was called a racist” because any dissenting opinion to laws which discriminate for the benefit of blacks are racist. The truth will only prevail if people stop cowering in the face of that word. Laugh at them, and call them the racists that they are for using laws to disadvantage innocent white people.


16 posted on 03/31/2013 6:56:39 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: Venturer

There aren’t any. Actually, many studies show that blacks do better at traditionally black colleges. So diversity actually causes harm.


17 posted on 03/31/2013 7:20:25 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Doen’t forget Asians.


18 posted on 03/31/2013 7:20:40 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Venturer
I could understand this better if someone explained to me the benefits of Racial Diversity.<<<

LMAO...a million dollar question with a ten cent answer....

NONE...Don't believe me...I'm gonna start typing in white now

Whew!...feel free to disagree with the above 10 pages of rebuttal in white type... If u disagree please respond in white type...All others use black

19 posted on 03/31/2013 7:28:39 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Venturer

they hold that “truth” to be self-evident.


20 posted on 03/31/2013 7:30:44 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
poised? i'll believe it when it passes...
21 posted on 03/31/2013 7:33:01 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Venturer

The only conceivable way racial diversity might make any sense is in Technicolor. Unfortunately all the proponents and opposition in these cases are limited to no more than simple black and white concepts.


22 posted on 03/31/2013 7:47:01 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Has the nation lived down its history of racism and should the law become colorblind?

I need read no further after the first sentence, undoubtedly we will be lectured by the elite on how Americans committed the original sin, and will never ever be forgiven now 100s of years later.
23 posted on 03/31/2013 7:56:50 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: goodnesswins
...RIOTS in the streets.

It's about time. Let's get it on and over with. Then the power of the threat goes away.

24 posted on 03/31/2013 8:35:37 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: Jack Hammer

My eyes are all misty over the prospect of ditching almost five decades of institutionalized anti-white racism. Of course we all know it will never happen simply because it’s such a lucrative racket.


25 posted on 03/31/2013 8:42:17 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Cheerio
Diversity is a Higher Law that trumps mere man-made documents like the Constitution or the Bill of Rights.

Anyway, wasn't that one of Jefferson's accusations against King George in the Declaration of Independence? "He has failed to value Diversity."

26 posted on 03/31/2013 9:29:59 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You cannot cure racism with a further act of racism.
Indeed what we have her is not only institutionalization government sanctioned racism. We have a policy of an eye of one innocent generation for the eye of a previous generation.

What kind of racist “justice” is that?


27 posted on 04/01/2013 1:20:31 AM PDT by Monorprise (`)
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To: Monorprise

Yep and “institutionalized racism” (aff action) is actually WORSE than arbitrary racism by free individuals because the STATE is an agent for discrimination for and against individuals on the basis of skin color. What a scary thought.

Ummm wait... it exist in our country today.

There is nothing “Affirmative” about Affirmative Action. It’s evil to the core.

Why do the liberals have a knack for concocting such feel-good sound bytes to mask the evil that lurks within??? (”Diversity” “Outreach” “Political Correctness” “Inclusion” “Tolerance”).


28 posted on 04/01/2013 2:32:34 AM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Waaaaaaaaaay too much $$$$$$$$$$$$ in them thar “racyist” hills.

Faaaaaaaarrr to many rice bowls to be broken by ANY change.

Can you imagine the sheer numbers of unemployable people that might actually be UNEMPLOYED iffen we were allowed to hire through MERIT????
Especially in gubmint??

Ain’t happenen. Nohow.


29 posted on 04/01/2013 4:08:42 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The British are coming" to TAKE OUR GUNS!--Paul Revere)
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To: RobinOfKingston

You have a keen eye for the obvious. Not everyone does.


30 posted on 04/01/2013 5:40:27 AM PDT by doberville
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the left needs a more disguised “victim class”

skin color was not offesive enough for thought crime.

now they have to go to feeeelings to establish thought crime.

opposed feeeeeeelings and you comit a thought crime.

(for those in rio linda, it is the behavior of homosexual acts that establish this new learned victim behavior)


31 posted on 04/01/2013 8:42:39 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: AlanGreenSpam

We need to challenger and fight the poisonous voice of leftism on every field and forum.


32 posted on 04/01/2013 12:12:46 PM PDT by Monorprise (`)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why care about voting rights? The dems have their fraud machine in high gear and there ain’t no stoppin’ it.


33 posted on 04/01/2013 1:38:52 PM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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To: montag813

Yes, I’m afraid he will.


34 posted on 04/01/2013 8:32:42 PM PDT by Aetius
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