Friday, June 29, 2007

The March of Resegregation

Well, it's official. The decades-long experiment that was the only thing that stood in the way of complete segregation in this country is over. It doesn't affect Dryden in any way, of course, but even the halfhearted attempts to even out racial diversity in Ithaca will probably go by the wayside. Neighborhood schools are segregated schools, because the move toward integration never managed to extend out into the community. Poor Clarence Thomas. He truly believes he got where he is on his own merits. I agree with Breyer that “It is not often in the law that so few have so quickly changed so much.” And although I think the decision is a disaster, I'm pleased that it got the justices so riled up. It's about time our side got mad. Judicial activism, legislating from the bench--everything they've accused our side of doing has just been done.

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