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.