Saturday, February 09, 2002

the supreme court waltz

Just how many justices can dance on the head of a pin? This is asked, analyzed, and discussed in Affirmative Action or Reverse Discrimination: Trick or Treat, by Professor Thomas E. Baker. Professor Baker discusses how the U.S. Supreme Court is tackling with the logical inconsistancies of allowing racial discrimination on one hand, while declaring it unconstitutional on the other.

In effect, a different set of laws for people of different races. Isn't that what we were trying to eradicate with Brown v. Board of Education? Have we achieved nothing but dipping the brush in another color? Shouldn't we be looking for Martin Luther King's dream? be judged 'based upon the content of [our] character, rather than the color of [our] skin'.

[The Supreme Court, in November of 2001 Dismissed, as Improvidently Given, Certiorari in the underlying case. This means that The Supreme Court declined to hear the case. There were substantial reasons for this dismissal. This issue will now be moved lower on the dance card.]