I was planning to write this yesterday:
Perversely, it made for a great distraction from immigration: the Supreme Court decision on desegregation managed to get the lefty blogs and media thinkers into high dudgeon, making it easier to ignore any internal dissension on thorny issues of race and immigration. When it comes to minorities and schools we are one.
Well sort of; I had to gut-check my impressions with Mom before writing this. Nothing could get me disowned faster than something that suggests agreement with anything like the majority in Parents vs Seattle School District. And really I don't.
But I do think this decision underlines the need for a new discussion on school integration, just as the Supremes' recent term requires resetting expectations for what aggrieved people can expect from courts.
And my thinking starts with Clarence Thomas.