April was quite a month month for the nasty business of discrimination.   we got Nevada rancher/right-wing poster boy/oops Cliven Bundy, pondering whether “negroes” were better off as slaves http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/24/us/politics/rancher-proudly-breaks-the-law-becoming-a-hero-in-the-west.html?ref=us&_r=0 and LA billionaire Donald Sterling flaming out in public when a private racist diatribe was leaked (not his first, just his most infamous) http://deadspin.com/your-complete-quotable-guide-to-decades-of-donald-sterl-1568047212, and the United States Supreme Court upholding Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in higher education, with Chief Justice John Roberts pondering whether affirmative action hurts rather then helps (Schuette v. BAMN, USSC No. No. 12–682).   Anyone see a similarity between Rancher Bundy’s pondering and Chief Justice Roberts’ pondering?

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