Category: George Will

Today’s anti-Asian racism usually disguises itself as ‘diversity’

Thomas Jefferson High School (TJ), a selective STEM magnet school with a national reputation for excellence, has what the school board in suburban Fairfax County, Va., considers a problem: Too many Asian American students excel on the admission test. The current TJ student body is 73 percent Asian American, 17.7 percent White, 3.3 percent Hispanic or Latino, 1 percent Black and 6 percent other. So, the board has decided to Read original

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Who were the real conservatives in the Supreme Court’s fight over what counts as ‘watershed’?

Writing for the majority, Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh said that the Ramos rule was “new,” and the court has refused to retroactively apply other momentous new rules. Kavanaugh emphasized that in 1989 the court said it was “unlikely” that new watershed “components of basic due process” would emerge. In 32 years, “the Court has never found” any such new rule.

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A cheerleader’s salty language gives the Supreme Court a chance to bolster the First Amendment

When B.L., a Pennsylvania ninth-grader, failed to make the varsity cheerleading team, she posted on Snapchat a picture of her raised middle finger and this caption: “Fuck school fuck softball fuck cheer fuck everything.” Another student brought this episode of adolescent volatility to the attention of the school’s coaches, who suspended B.L.

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