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.
Meghan Markle Is Headed Back To The Small Screen…Kinda
Meghan Markle may have left USA’s Suits after seven seasons, but the actress’ likeness will be making it’s way back to a TV very soon. Lifetime has announced that it’s planning a film based on Markle and her soon to be husband, Prince Harry’s whirlwind romance.
The cable network, known for it’s biopics, made the announcement on Sunday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.
“And before the wedding of the year takes place between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Lifetime will debut a movie revealing how the stars aligned for this royal romance,” said Lifetime’s head of programming Liz Gateley.
Harry & Meghan: The Royal Love Story (working title) will trace Prince Harry and Markle’s relationship from the day they met to the overwhelming media attention surrounding their eventual engagement, which was announced in November. It will also touch on their courtship after they were set up by mutual friends and depict Markle’s life as a divorced American actress.
Menhaj Huda, who helmed an episode of E!’s fictional Royal Family series The Royals is on hand to direct. Casting is currently underway.
No official date has been announced, but given Lifetime’s track record, fans should expect the movie to release a few days before the couples May 19 wedding. Back in 2011, Lifetime aired William & Kate: The Movie just days before the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge married on April 29.
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