You know Liberals have no arguments when they’re only response is moral outrage. Thus, the Mother Jones headline: “Justice Scalia Suggests Blacks Belong at ‘Slower’ Colleges.” Then followed the tagline that summarizes their best response: “Yes, he really said that.”
The Supreme Court is hearing arguments about an “affirmative action” case. Thus, Scalia was not referring to all blacks. I’m sure that Ben Carson could get accepted and do well in any school in the country.
Scalia was talking about lowering the requirements for black applicants so that they are let in colleges and universities they are actually academically unqualified for. Obviously, in such schools, they have a much greater chance of doing poorly. Unless they are politically connected, and can get their academic record sealed by court order, they are not likely to do well. A person who gradates with honors from a less difficult school is far better off than a person who drops out of a more rigorous school.
There are lots of whites who belong to “slow” schools. But whites actually go to those schools. No one is bending the tougher schools’ standards so that whites are admitted into schools they are not qualified for.
Thus, Scalia said,
There are those who contend that it does not benefit African Americans to get them into the University of Texas, where they do not do well, as opposed to having them go to a less-advanced school, a slower-track school where they do well. One of the briefs pointed out that most of the black scientists in this country don’t come from schools like the University of Texas. They come from lesser schools where they do not feel that they’re being pushed ahead in classes that are too fast for them.
Again, he is not talking about Blacks who have the grades to get into the University of Texas but the ones who are admitted though they don’t have the grades.
Nowhere does the Mother Jones story provide a counter-argument. As far as they’re concerned it is better to damage young African-Americans at the University of Texas than leave them alone and allow them to prosper at a different school.
Scalia is not offering a novel idea. Here’s Thomas Sowell arguing against other aspects of affirmative action back in 1983.
Liberals have been getting angry with Conservatives for their reasonable arguments for decades. All they can do is get angry. They have no answer.