"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


"our revanchist Supreme Court"

"I start from the premise that racial integration in the schools is a good thing. I think the educational process benefits from diversity, and all students are better served in an integrated classroom. I also believe that in a nation where minorities will someday form the majority, integration is an important civic lesson our schools ought to be teaching. Given those beliefs, it seems to me that allowing local officials in Louisville and Seattle to continue with limited programs to ensure integration in the schools should be a no-brainer.

"But our revanchist Supreme Court obviously doesn't share my belief in diversity. Thomas, the court's only black member, wrote a concurring opinion in which he had the gall to cite
Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark 1954 decision that integrated the nation's schools, as precedent for yesterday's ruling -- which will boldly advance the cause of resegregation."

-Eugene Robinson, writing in today's Post about yesterday's Supreme Court decisions concerning the use of race as a factor in ensuring diversity in public schools


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