More about Obama’s nomination of Debo Adegbilem Apparently he was Mumia Abu Jamal’s defenese attorney.
Magical Diversity Man Of Color!
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THe above linked legal brief iss a fascinating read. It’s in PDF, put your mouse in the lower right and save it as a PDF. One judge from 1978 makes a quote that America needs Magical Diversity to succeed, and this gets cited in successive cases, including this one, as somehow “gospel.”
As this Court has repeatedly stressed, diversity’s educational benefits go to the heart of our democ-racy: “[N]othing less than the ‘nation’s future de-pends upon leaders trained through wide exposure to the ideas and mores of students as diverse as this Nation of many peoples.’” Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U.S. 306, 324 (2003) (quoting Regents of Univ. of Cal. v. Bakke, 438 U.S. 265, 313 (1978) (internal citation and quotation marks omitted)). The educational benefits that flow from diverse colleges and universi-ties are no less apparent today than they were three decades ago when Justice Powell cast the deciding vote in Bakke, nine years ago when the Court de-cided Grutter, or five years ago, when it reaffirmed this Grutter principle in Parents Involved in Com-munity Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1, 551 U.S. 701, 722-23 (2007).
They never say why Diversity is Magical or why the nation’s future depends on it.
There’s something really weird about reading this. It’s like a pre-emptive strike into a future when whites say, “screw all this crap.” They are creating all this legal precedent and law saying, “But the nation’s future depends on us! We are so important to you! We are Magical Diversity! If the University of Texas only has 4-5% of blacks instead of 12%, the nation’s future will be in peril! Because Magical Diversity is not strong enough at 4-5%. 12% of Magical Diversity is required! Magical Diversity needs Critical Mass to be fully Magical! If 12% is better than 4%, why not 100% of Magical Diversity? Can there ever be too much Magical Diversity? Like in Detroit, or Zimbabwe? There is apparently an ideal percentage of Magical Diversity to be folded into the white society that needs it so much, but the white society is a hated and envied but necessary ingredient for Magical Diversity to be Magical.
Fully realizing the educational benefits of diver-sity, however, depends on another important predi-cate. There must be a “meaningful representa-tion”—or, to use Grutter’s shorthand, “a critical mass”—of underrepresented minority students. Id. at 329-30. Such a critical mass is necessary because “[b]y virtue of our Nation’s struggle with racial ine-quality, such students are both likely to have experi-ences of particular importance to [a university’s] mission, and less likely to be admitted in meaningful numbers [based] on criteria that ignore those experi-ences.” Id. at 338.
So a critical mass of blacks is needed because of “our Nation’s struggle with inequality.”
But what does that have to do with the nation’s future depending on it? Somehow our Nation’s future depends on achieving racial equality? Racial equality an open ended obligation, with no measure to know, “OK, it’s done, you can go back to your regularly scheduled normal lives.”
So people with a very short time horizon are telling us our Nation’s future depends on them, and on making them equal. Years go by, trillions are spent trying to make it happen, it doesn’t happen.
Many race neutral measures were taken to try and game the system to still admit blacks to UT, but it yielded only 4% to 5% of Magical Diversity!
There is no need to speculate about the devastat-ing impact that petitioner’s proposed cap would have on the enrollment of African Americans and other underrepresented minority students. Between 1997 and 2004, a ban on race-conscious admissions was in place, as a result of the Fifth Circuit’s decision in Hopwood v. Texas, 78 F.3d 932 (5th Cir.), cert. de-nied, 518 U.S. 1033 (1996). During that period, UT took full advantage of race-neutral measures, includ-ing expanded outreach, scholarships, and a state law guaranteeing admission for all Texas residents ranked at the top of their high school graduatingclass. See Tex. Educ. Code § 51.803 (1997) (amended 1999, 2007 & 2009) [hereinafter the Top Ten Percent Plan]. UT also instituted individualized review for applicants not admitted through the Top Ten Per-cent Plan. See JA 374a-381a. From 1997 through 2004, that whole-file review included the socio-economic status of applicants’ families, extracurricu-lar activities, community service, leadership quali-ties, and multiple other factors—but it did not con-sider race. Id.
Despite all of these race-neutral efforts, African-American student enrollment remained unaccepta-bly low. Only 3.4% of the students in the freshman class that entered UT in 2002—shortly before Grut-ter was decided—were African Americans, and at no point between 1997 and 2004 did African-American students comprise more than 4.5% of the entering first-year class. Pet. App. 20a; JA 127a
So you need quotas, and to massively lower standards for one group, or forget it, it’s not enough. These people are fucking batshit crazy. And they make the audacious claim that somehow “we depend on them.” The Nation’s future, as they call it, depends on continued Herculean efforts to gives dem more gibsmedat, aka, fighting inequality and make up for our racist past.
They can’t use white guilt for the liberal agenda any more. People are sick of it, so they use a concept that is integral to white thinking but not much part of black thinking, the future., “the future depends on diversity” or as Barbara Lerner-Spectre, “without diversity, Europe will not survive (in the future).”
Actually, the future is not about the Bigman Debo’s appetite for more government patronage for his My People. The future is about the peaking of mined potash for agriculture; the drawdown of fossil water in the Midwest, and the short lived shale oil boom that will turn to bust after trillions of dollars in short term profits are made. Not to mention the possibility of wars and disasters that could destroy ecological services (food, water, medical and transport infrastructure) overnight.
The wealth and ecological services facilitated by white people are not even an afterthought to Debo. It doesn’t occur to him that he’s destroying the people who make his comfy and magical life possible. As far as he’s concerned, resources are endless, and white organization and white civilization can be taken for granted as the rising of the sun in the morning.
Debo seems to have the childishly naive belief that the only problem in life, is to get those selfish white bastards to cough up more gibsmedat for My People. For a man who appeals to the future for his legal reasoning, he really doesn’t think much about it at all.