Really crappy decision week continues at the Supreme Court. This time, it’s the Voting Rights Act. During oral arguments, Justice Scalia had the gall to say:
Now, I don’t think that’s attributable to the fact that it is so much clearer now that we need this. I think it is attributable, very likely attributable, to a phenomenon that is called perpetuation of racial entitlement. It’s been written about. Whenever a society adopts racial entitlements, it is very difficult to get out of them through the normal political processes.
Yes, that’s what the Voting Rights Act was designed for, racial entitlement. You know, being allowed to vote and stuff. Entitlement. And once they have that entitlement, it’s so hard to take it away from them later. Then you get black people being president and stuff.
My favorite part is “It’s been written about.” So have unicorns. Doesn’t make it real. Plus, where has it been written about? Stormfront?
The writing’s on the wall. The Voting Rights Act is all but dead. Post-racial America will soon be getting more post-racialer.