Yay, Senate confirmation hearings! Let's hope discussion of Kagan's pubes remains pillow talk. But seriously, Kagan's first day before the Senate Judiciary Committee was beyond simply vapid or hollow. It was downright laden with ignorance. Senate Republicans let their true regressive colors shine brightly yesterday as they took turns bashing Thurgood Marshall for being a judicial activist. Usually "judicial activism", when employed by the right, is used as a pejorative to disparage any progressively minded judge. But this time around, one can't help but think the phrase was conjured not only to attack Marshall--and those associated with him--but was also a broader denigration of the Supreme Court's role in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
It is frightening to think that some of our elected officials would be completely OK with this
We don't have a post-racial America.
We don't have a post-racist America.