Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Quote of the Day

[O]rganized baiting of minorities has been one of the levers for manipulating masses since the advent of modern politics. It represents, thus, a failure of politics not only in the nonprotection of the victim group, but also in the deflection and perversion of other public purposes. There are ways to block a message besides arresting the speaker, and one of them is to cry nigger.

Robert M. Cover, The Origins of Judicial Activism in the Protection of Minorities, 91 Yale L.J. 1287, 1296-97 (1982).

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