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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:

What do you all think of Justice Scalia’s comments? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Exclusive: The Bullet Scars That Will Forever Haunt Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Son, Etienne Maurice



Sheryl Lee Ralph shared a graphic photo on Instagram earlier this week of her son, Etienne Maurice, laying in a hospital bed bandaged up from bullet wounds. The purpose of the image was to be yet another voice calling to end gun violence.

On Wednesday, students across the country walked out of class to protest against gun violence, something that hit home for Ralph four years ago. “This mother wants #gunreform now! #guncontrol now,” she wrote.

It was during a night out in West Philadelphia that Ralph’s then 22-year-old child was robbed at gunpoint and shot three times; twice in the leg and one which grazed his forehead.

So as Ralph joined Wednesday’s national conversation about gun laws, HipHollywood talked exclusively with Etienne who shared exactly what went down the night a gun could have taken his life for good.

“I was shot four years ago, November 9 … I was black out drunk. The next thing I know I remember I woke up in the hospital, doctor said I had two bullet holes in my leg and a grazed bullet hole above my eyebrow.”

Maurice, who was robbed for his iPhone and his wallet, went on to tell us that this is something that he is reminded of constantly. “Having been shot is something that I carry with me every day. I still have numbness at the bottom of my leg from the nerve damage.”

And while he will always remember how he felt knowing his life almost ended, Etienne had a hard time fathoming how his famous mother felt. “We had the conversation about it last week and she said she peed on herself,” he told us.

For Maurice, he’s proud to see young children use their voices to make change. “There’s so many angles where we can talk about gun violence and how it’s effecting different communities,” he said. “Gun reform needs to take place now.”

Since that night, he hasn’t picked up a drink and has been now sober for four years. As for the suspects, a father-son duo, they are behind bars for attempted man slaughter.

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