Friday, May 11, 2012

Rolling Back the Clock, Nation Style

From The Nation (via Mangan):

Just because the white student didn’t get in doesn’t mean that someone took “their” spot. Colleges don’t owe spots to students, and if you don’t get in to the school of your choice, the college took nothing away from you.

I don’t recall The Nation making this point in the run-up to Brown vs. Board.

1 comment:

Elusive Wapiti said...

Nope, they didn't argue that point. But then again, it wasn't their ox being gored.

Now that the shoe is on the other foot, suddenly they are more circumspect.