In his own words

“I think it is attributable, very likely attributable, to a phenomenon that is called perpetuation of racial entitlement. It’s been written about. Whenever a society adopts racial entitlements, it is very difficult to get out of them through the normal political processes.”

Here’s the lede for the story at Think Progress:

WASHINGTON, DC — There were audible gasps in the Supreme Court’s lawyers’ lounge, where audio of the oral argument is pumped in for members of the Supreme Court bar, when Justice Antonin Scalia offered his assessment of a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. He called it a “perpetuation of racial entitlement.”

Think Progress also has the full transcript so you can read it in context. It’s not less shocking.

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0 Responses to In his own words

  1. C Montgomery Burns says:

    We have hit a new low on the world stage.

    Just when you think the actions of this country can’t get any more embarrassing
    along comes Fat Tony.

    A white man claiming blacks in the south have “racial entitlement.”



  2. Voting is an “entitlement”, Scalia? For white men, too, or just the blahs and the wimmins?

    Wasn’t too long ago, you didn’t qualify as a “white man” either, you fuck.


  3. Dimitrios says:

    He still doesn’t qualify as a man, Zombie, just a bipedal organism with vocal cords.


  4. Bruce388 says:

    Scalia: Proof that only the good die young.


  5. That man gives SCRotUS (Supreme Corporate Repubs of the United States) a bad name.


  6. grs says:

    perpetuation – He keeps using that word. I do not think it means what he thinks it means.


  7. The match says:

    Heil Scalia, defender of the poor, put-upon, white supremacists who would really like to end the Voting Rights Act but are being bullied by the “racial entitlement” police into continuing it. Someday they shall overcome. Alabama Über Alles!


  8. Nangleator says:

    Maybe he meant it takes a long, long time to get whites to give up *their* racial entitlements. In which case, he also meant, “especially when I’M on the Supreme Court.”


  9. When Scalia dies, I’m getting a big steak and a nice bottle of red. Hope hell is too hot for him. Scumbag.


  10. Brian O'C says:

    Dammit! Can’t we elect this fucker pope or something?



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