Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.
- If Justice Scalia Really Had His Way…
His desire was for an America as it was before Gone With the Wind.
- Antonin Scalia’s frozen racial past: How his Voting Rights Act ignorance excluded millions
It’s certainly appropriate to mourn the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia and remember his passion and wit. But let’s also remember that his view of the Constitution hurt millions of Americans excluded from his theory of constitutional originalism.
- Op-Ed Columnist: How America Was Lost
Why is the death of a Supreme Court justice bringing America to the edge of constitutional crisis?
- People who don't 'see race' are erasing black people and their contributions | Rebecca Carroll
White people like Bill Clinton can say ‘We are all mixed-raced’ because they perceive themselves as race-less and think it’s a boon to offer that to black people.
- 'Justice Scalia' Is an Oxymoron
I have long believed that when it comes to protecting the rights of minoritized groups in the United States, we can include "Justice Scalia" on the list of oxymorons since Scalia promoted anything but justice in his opposition to the Voting Rights Act and affirmative action, women’s reproductive freedoms, and in particular, the rights and freedoms of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans* people.
- “People of color … have to be the first thought”: Why it’s time for Democrats to give up on swing-voting whites
It’s time for Democratic Party leadership to give up on the so-called white swing voter and focus on its real base, people of color.
- Black deaths matter: victims' humanity, not perfection, are the reason to mourn | Kameelah Janan Rasheed
The ‘perfect victim’ narrative is not just suffocating; it’s dangerous, creating the ideal conditions for rampant and repeated abuse of black bodies.