Sunday July 14, 2013
Quote of the Day
“I hold other views, too, that would surely not be congenial to the right. In particular, I am perfectly willing to attack racial prejudice in arenas where the right evidently prefers to keep silent: for example, in the stark fact that capital juries, charged with meting out the death penalty, tend to value the lives of white murder victims far higher than the lives of black ones. (How many white people, in the 45 violent years after World War II, were executed for murdering black people? Answer: none. Yes, that's right: none...)”
-- Stephen L. Carter, “Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby,” 1991, pg. 148
A few things about this quote vis a vis the Trayvon Martin verdict:
- It's not just capital juries anymore.
- The right is no longer silent on the matter. Now they gloat about it.