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Wed Mar 2, 2016, 01:22 PM Mar 2016

Former student: Antonin Scalia was outed as ‘blatant racist’ while teaching law

Before Justice Antonin Scalia was on the Supreme Court he taught at the University of Chicago Law School from 1977 to 1982 and several of his former African American law students are calling him a “blatant racist” for the way that he treated them.

According to a Facebook post from Arnim Johnson that has since gone viral, Scalia flunked every black student who took his class. “When I was there, Scalia was outed as a blatant racist to the extent that the Black American Law Students Association (BALSA) chapter at the law school brought it to the attention of acting Dean Norval Morris in several meetings,” Johnson said.

According to him, no students flunk courses at elite law schools. “He flunked one brother so badly, it skewered his grade average, and he became the first, last, and only student in the history of the school to repeat first year. That man went on to become a respected military judge.”

Apparently no actions could be taken against Scalia because the sources of the information were all “private, confidential and privileged, and Scalia’s racist attitude and actions toward black students could be plausibly denied, but just barely,” Johnson explained. Scalia always defended himself that he graded blindly, but apparently the same thing happened when he was on the faculty at the University of Virginia and “politicking for a federal judgeship with national political connections.” Johnson explained that Scalia got away with it at UVA because “the actual facts regarding his intent could not be adduced in a tribunal.” .........(more)


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Former student: Antonin Scalia was outed as ‘blatant racist’ while teaching law (Original Post) marmar Mar 2016 OP
Scalia was put on the court BECAUSE he was a vicious racist, he had a job to do, did it well randys1 Mar 2016 #1
I wouldn't be at all surprised ... GeorgeGist Mar 2016 #2
You took the words right off my keyboard meow2u3 Mar 2016 #4
R#7 & K n/t UTUSN Mar 2016 #3
Goes with Rehnquist and Nixon and...you know. Octafish Mar 2016 #5


(16,286 posts)
1. Scalia was put on the court BECAUSE he was a vicious racist, he had a job to do, did it well
Wed Mar 2, 2016, 01:26 PM
Mar 2016

seen the voting rights act lately?

Us white folks owe reparations in HUGE amounts to POC


(25,330 posts)
2. I wouldn't be at all surprised ...
Wed Mar 2, 2016, 03:52 PM
Mar 2016

that he and his hunting cult were looking to shoot some illegals in Texas.


(24,829 posts)
4. You took the words right off my keyboard
Wed Mar 2, 2016, 06:08 PM
Mar 2016

Raygun chose Scalia not despite his bigotry, but because of it.


(55,745 posts)
5. Goes with Rehnquist and Nixon and...you know.
Wed Mar 2, 2016, 06:09 PM
Mar 2016
Just our Bill

By Dennis Roddy
Saturday, December 02, 2000

Lito Pena is sure of his memory. Thirty-six years ago he, then a Democratic Party poll watcher, got into a shoving match with a Republican who had spent the opening hours of the 1964 election doing his damnedest to keep people from voting in south Phoenix.

"He was holding up minority voters because he knew they were going to vote Democratic," said Pena.

The guy called himself Bill. He knew the law and applied it with the precision of a swordsman. He sat at the table at the Bethune School, a polling place brimming with black citizens, and quizzed voters ad nauseam about where they were from, how long they'd lived there -- every question in the book. A passage of the Constitution was read and people who spoke broken English were ordered to interpret it to prove they had the language skills to vote.

By the time Pena arrived at Bethune, he said, the line to vote was four abreast and a block long. People were giving up and going home.


Party leaders told him not to get physical, but this was the second straight election in which Republicans had sent out people to intellectually rough up the voters. The project even had a name: Operation Eagle Eye.


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