Uniquely accomplished Twitter egg Antonin Scalia had some opinions about black people this morning. Or rather, he gave voice to some opinions that some people might have. Specifically, the opinion that affirmative action is bad because African-American students just can’t keep up in good schools.

The consistently odious Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (almost) outdid himself this morning, saying:

There are those who contend that it does not benefit African-­Americans to to get them into the University of Texas where they do not do well, as opposed to having them go to a less-­advanced school, a less — a slower­-track school where they do well.

One of the briefs pointed out that most of the black scientists in this country don’t come from schools like the University of Texas. They come from lesser schools where they do not feel that they’re — that they’re being pushed ahead in — in classes that are too — too fast for them.

Of course, that is objectively false, as UT’s attorney Gregory Garre pointed out: “If you look at the academic performance of holistic minority admits versus the top 10 percent admits, over time, they fare better. And, frankly, I don’t think the solution... [is] to set up a system in which not only are minorities going to separate schools, they’re going to inferior schools.”

All of which is to say that a man who believes in the devil but does not believe in molecular biology, thinks black people just can’t handle fancy schools.

[h/t Talking Points Memo]

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