Donald Trump isn’t the only racist troll making headlines this week. Conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia thinks Black students are too “slow” to attend elite universities, and belong in academic programs for people that are “slower.”
During oral arguments on Wednesday in Fisher v. University of Texas, crackpot Scalia offered up this thought on Black students. “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.”
“Most of the black scientists in this country don’t come from schools like the University of Texas,” Scalia added. “They come from lesser schools where they do not feel that … they’re being pushed ahead in classes that are too fast for them.”
Yes, this actually happened. The University of Texas is arguing that programs like affirmative action are good for campus diversity, but Scalia doesn’t seem to think a diverse campus is important. “I don’t think it stands to reason that it’s a good thing for the University of Texas to admit as many blacks as possible,” the justice said.
A ruling on the case, expected next year, could impact affirmative action at universities and places of employment.
Rashida Jones was having none of Scalia’s brazen racism, and neither were a lot of other folks who took to Twitter to express their outrage:
— Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones) December 9, 2015
Oh great, now it’s a Trump/Scalia battle for who can be the most racist this week
— Sarah Weinman (@sarahw) December 9, 2015
Crazy that Scalia going straight-up racist isn’t even the most offensive thing going on in the country today.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 10, 2015
What do you all think of Justice Scalia’s comments? Let us know in the comments section below.
Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves
To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.
But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.
“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”
In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.
When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”
Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”
Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday.
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