It was instructive to read the difference in coverage between the NYTimes and the Chicago Tribune on the Supreme Court decision about racial discrimination in schools. The Trib reported it in a very straightforward way,
The Times, defender of all things discriminatory when they choose, certainly had itself in a twist that the court would dare to overturn two municipal systems that highlight discrimination. They ran a front page picture of the justices, mug shot style. The paper seemed far more outraged that the court knocked down patently discriminatory systems than it did with other, far worse decisions the Court has been making.
There is no question that the Supreme Court is run by a right wing cabal that is slowly dismantling the rule of law in this country in the interests of their corporate and theocratic Republican party masters. Thus, we get the decision to prevent citizens from trying to sue to stop public monies being fed to the Church, and we get the terrible decision to allow collusion on retail prices.
But I am sure not going to miss the systems created to judge all kids on their race and to try social engineering schemes as a way to try to fix the failing public school system.
Rather than instituting racist, race-based schemes, how about putting money into the schools rather than down the rathole of Iraq, for instance?