Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Will 6/30/09

The Legal Thicket of Race

My take on George Will's latest. His column was published in the Washington Post.

Summary: If the federal government is prohibited from racial discrimination, then isn't it prohibited from enacting laws requiring third parties to racially discriminate, too? While it may be constitutional to do so, it is surely not logical.

The nation shall slog on, litigating through a fog of euphemisms and blurry categories (e.g., "race-conscious" actions that somehow are not racial discrimination because they "remedy" discrimination that no one has intended).

My Views: I note that not all the firemen were white. Wasn't one of them hispanic? Anyway, it does not matter because they all did belong to the most important racial category there is: the human race. The most important aspect of this case and stories like this one is that the Civil Rights leadership is undermining the movement's most important asset: their moral imperative. Since the 1970's, their policies have become increasingly lacking in both logic and morality.

George Will almost didn't make it as a syndicated columnist. His style was considered too erudite for a general audience.

Whatever one thinks of his views, read his work for use of language and for how he marshals facts and uses logic.

Here's his Wiki bio.

His latest book is at the right.