Thursday, June 28, 2007


Today’s Supreme Court decision to severely limit local school board’s efforts to promote racial diversity in schools confirmed my worst fears. With the appointments of Roberts and Alito to the Court this country is going to move backwards when it comes to civil rights and equality.

I am heartsick thinking about how today’s ruling will affect the progress this country has made in racial integration of our schools.

Here is what Justice Breyer had to say:

The last half-century has witnessed great strides toward racial equality, but we have not yet realized the promise of Brown. To invalidate the plans under review is to threaten the promise of Brown. The plurality’s position, I fear, would break that promise. This is a decision that the Court and the Nation will come to regret.

How many more of this Court’s decisions will this Nation come to regret?

I am heartsick thinking about our gay and lesbian children’s fates should their rights be put before this Court. Today’s decision tells me all I need to know about their chances of being treated like first class citizens: slim to none.


1 comment:

Mark said...

What men dislike, because it opposes their pride and lusts, they will not be convinced of; but it is easy to cause them to believe things they wish to be true. God always sends with his word full proofs of its Divine authority; but when men are bent to disobey, and willing to object, he often permits a snare to be laid wherein they are entangled. The magicians were cheats, trying to copy the real miracles of Moses by secret sleights or jugglings, which to a small extent they succeeded in doing, so as to deceive the bystanders, but they were at length obliged to confess they could not any longer imitate the effects of Divine power. None assist more in the destruction of sinners, than such as resist the truth by amusing men with a counterfeit resemblance of it. Satan is most to be dreaded when transformed into an angel of light.