NYT Rewrites Scalia to Make Him Sound Less Racist

10 December 2015 — FAIR

NYT Rewrites Scalia to Make Him Sound Less Racist

Antonin Scalia (cc photo: Steven Masker/Wikimedia)

Antonin Scalia wasn’t just talking about blacks with “inferior academic credentials.” (cc photo: Steven Masker/Wikimedia)

New York Times Supreme Court correspondent Adam Liptak (12/9/15) recounted a startling moment in the Court’s oral arguments over the University of Texas’ affirmative action plan:

In a remark that drew muted gasps in the courtroom, Justice Antonin Scalia said that minority students with inferior academic credentials may be better off at “a less advanced school, a slower-track school where they do well.”

“I don’t think it stands to reason that it’s a good thing for the University of Texas to admit as many blacks as possible,” he added.

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