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Furor as top US court hears 'blacks do better in slower schools'

US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, pictured April 17, 2014 at a National Press Club even in Washington, sparked a furor at the court December 9 2015 when he repeated a contentious assertion about black university-student performanceAntonin Scalia, one of the court’s most conservative justices, did not offer the idea as his own during a case brought by a white student whose application was rejected by the University of Texas. “There are those who contend that it does not benefit African Americans to get them into the University of Texas, where they do not do well, as opposed to having them go to a less advanced school, a slower-track school where they do well,” he said. Abigail Fisher’s lawyers argue that an affirmative action system that favors students of minority races can result in qualified white students being unfairly excluded.

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