June 16, 2024
Law / Race

Steven Wayne Smith

Supreme Court candidate Steven Wayne Smith is hardcore in his distain for Affirmative Action. Read about it in the Houston Chronicle.

Normally I take this as a sign of good judgment in a candidate. AA is nothing if not an unnecessary, demoralizing, and divisive crutch for minorities.

Still, Smith’s language gives me pause. Phrases like “Minorities go to a school that they’re underqualified for and it just pools up through the whole system” make one wonder if he isn’t pursuing a program of racism.

At the same time, Smith makes excellent points such as an ideal environment would be one in which “crucial distinctions aren’t always about black, Mexican-American and Anglo.” He is, at least, an interesting, thoughtful candidate.


Marc is a software developer, writer, and part-time political know-it-all who currently resides in Texas in the good ol' U.S.A.

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