SCOTUS Decides Racism No Longer Exists - The Friday AM Quickie 6/30/23

This is the last newsletter you'll see from me until August. Fear not: Robert returns Monday and will have you covered for the month of July. I'm moving internationally again so I'm gonna be pretty busy, but I look forward to enjoying the Quickie as a reader. Peace! - Corey

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The far-right Supreme Court yesterday decided that affirmative action in university admissions, which has helped over decades to compensate for America's historic and ongoing racial injustices, will no longer be allowed. The rulings came down in two cases, one involving the University of North Carolina and another involving Harvard; the vote was 6-3 in the former and 6-2 in the latter. Per the Washington Post, Justice Sonia Sotomayor's dissent called the decisions a "disturbing" reversal of precedent that "does not even attempt" to justify itself. "Equal educational opportunity is a prerequisite to achieving racial equality in our Nation," Sotomayor wrote. Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, writing in a separate dissent, called the decision "truly a tragedy for us all," and noted that "deeming race irrelevant in law does not make it so in life."

President Joe Biden, responding to the rulings, said "Discrimination still exists in America. Discrimination still exists in America. Discrimination still exists in America." Asked if the court had gone "rogue," he paused before replying, "this is not a normal court." Civil rights groups condemned the decision. NAACP president Derrick Johnson wrote that the Court "has bowed to the personally held beliefs of an extremist minority":

We will not allow hate-inspired people in power to turn back the clock and undermine our hard-won victories. The tricks of America's dark past will not be tolerated. ... In a society still scarred by the wounds of racial disparities, the Supreme Court has displayed a willful ignorance of our reality.

Donald Trump called it "a great day for America."

Universities worry that their Black and Latino enrollment will decrease as a result of this decision. Corporate diversity programs could be next, the Post reports. The Court is expected to rule today on the legality of student loan forgiveness and LGBTQ discrimination by private businesses. Fingers crossed for a better result from America's unelected and unaccountable high clerics, because Biden made clear yesterday he has no plans to pack the court.

Extreme Heat Not Yet an Emergency, Feds Reckon

Both the smoke-spewing Canadian wildfires and the life-threatening heat dome over Texas and other southern states could have been triggered by an "unusual and disjointed" jet stream caused by climate change, NBC News reports. Current climate models may not account for such extreme weather, scientists say. And pressure is growing on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to respond to extreme heat events, the Washington Post reports; remarkably, "there has never been a presidential disaster declaration for a heat wave, no matter how deadly." Meanwhile, The New York Times reports on how jail and prison inmates across the South are surviving without air-conditioning (barely), and the Guardian checks in on how Mexico's power grid is faring under these conditions (not well).

Big Riots in France; Cop Charged in Teen's Shooting

Police in the Paris suburbs shot and killed a 17-year-old boy, Nahel M., during a traffic stop on Tuesday -- and it was caught on video. Since then, the protests have gotten bigger and rowdier, with police cars and precincts, among other things, set on fire. The riots are expected to continue even as the government deployed 40,000 police across the country last night, quadruple the number deployed on Wednesday. Per Le Monde:

"The whole world must see that when we march for Nahel, we march for all those who were not filmed," activist Assa Traoré, whose brother died after being arrested in 2016, told [a] rally led by the teenager's mother.

On the video, a voice can be heard to say "you are going to get a bullet in the head" before the shooting. Greens party leader Marine Tondelier says the video shows "the execution by police of a 17-year-old kid, in France, in 2023, in broad daylight." The officer who shot Nahel was arrested and charged with voluntary homicide.


  • UPS Workers Will Strike if Union Demands Not Met Today "'The largest single-employer strike in American history now appears inevitable,' said Teamsters General President Sean O’Brien, who accused UPS executives of hoarding profits instead of sharing them with workers." via the Associated Press.
  • 'Sources Say' Russian General Is Being Detained After Wagner Mutiny Gen. Sergei Surovikin, a key figure in Russia's war in Ukraine, hasn't been seen since the start of Wagner's march to Moscow last weekend. via the AP and Reuters.
  • New York Mayor-Cop Eric Adams Compares Holocaust Survivor to Plantation Owner "The testy exchange occurred at a community conversation event called 'Talk with Eric.'" via the New York Times.
  • Jan. 6'er Arrested with Weapons Near Obamas' Home Taylor Taranto, 37, who had an open warrant on charges relatred to the Capitol insurrection, fled from police a few blocks from the former president’s home. via the AP.
  • Judges Block Anti-Trans Laws in Kentucky, Tennessee "Both federal courts blocked parts of respective state laws that would have prevented transgender minors from receiving hormone therapy and puberty blockers, which the Kentucky court described as 'appropriate and medically necessary' in some cases." via the Washington Post.
  • Florida Law Banning Chinese Land Ownership Is Unconstitutional, DOJ Says A law set to take effect July 1 will, among other things, "cause serious harm to people simply because of their national origin," the Justice Department wrote in a federal court filing. via Politico.


77 percent

That's how much pedestrian deaths have increased since 2010, according to state data compiled by the Governors Highway Safety Association. The reasons could involve "a pandemic-fueled increase in reckless driving, skyrocketing sales of trucks and larger vehicles and higher rates of people moving to suburbs," NBC News reports.


6/30: It's Casual Friday! It'll be fun but I don't know specifics.


Trump Says He LIED About Having Secret Iran Attack Plan in Leaked Audio

I'm not a lawyer but this doesn't seem like a winning defense.

Right-Wing Loser Says Wokeness Sunk Titanic Sub

Take a ride in an experimental sub with no safety certification, why don't you, Charlie?


"We're at a breaking point, and my heart breaks when I see children coming into our arrival center and sitting there and being exhausted and wondering and hoping that we have enough space for them."

-- New York City Deputy Mayor Anne Williams-Isom, speaking to the New York Times about the record number of people -- 100,000 -- in city homeless shelters. Los Angeles also this week reported rising numbers of people suffering homelessness, with more than 55,000 living on the street and 20,000 in shelters.

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