Outspoken conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has been on a tear lately.
Now, according to a tweet from New York Times reporter David Leonhardt, he is trafficking in overtly racially insensitive remarks.
Scalia, while listening to oral arguments in an affirmative action case before the Supreme Court today, reportedly said, “the Fourteenth Amendment protects all races” not “only the blacks.”
The Fourteenth Amendment grants citizenship to everyone born in the U.S. and subject to its jurisdiction and protects civil and political rights.
Needless to say, referring to the African-American community as “the blacks” is considered dismissive, and in some cases, derogatory.
The Supreme Court is set to rule on whether states can vote to ban affirmative action in the college admissions process.