Recall Scalia

There must be something to do when a Supreme Court justice goes off the deep end. These words of his should get him removed, there has to be some minimum standard, like racists not allowed, due to the monumental conflict of interest:

“There are those who contend that it does not benefit African-Americans to get them into the University of Texas, where they do not do well,” Scalia said, “as opposed to having them go to a less-advanced school … a slower-track school where they do well.”

An interesting change I’ve discovered about aging. My favorite museum to go to is the Met, for sheer variety. Whatever I’m in the mood for is there in some form or another. But it used to be there were tons of pockets that were boring to me. I’ve noticed though that over the years less is boring to me. Now, pretty much everything is of interest.

Like this thing. I didn’t write down what it is or where it came from and of course I’ve forgotten, the other side of aging. But I walked around it, fascinated. Look at that little guy climbing up the … whatever it’s called.

Metropolitan Museum

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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4 thoughts on “Recall Scalia

  1. The affirmative action debate is quite complex. We look at both sides of it in philosophy (issues of justice.)
    http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/affirmative-action/
    This seems to be a good article on the subject: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/11/us/with-remarks-in-affirmative-action-case-scalia-steps-into-mismatch-debate.html?_r=0
    Maybe people should be looking into what makes some places ‘fancy colleges’ and do more of what they do at the less fancy colleges. On the other hand, if you can get a quality education at less fancy places, maybe it is only the old-boys-network that makes places like Harvard so ‘fancy’ in which case, you need to fix the other parts of the system more than the education. Examine why the ‘old boys’ have such a stranglehold on social and other advancement. The arguments about the education are red herrings, perhaps.

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