Elie Mystal is a popular African American blogger who writes about legal issues. Of all people, Mystal should understand that black law students are no less capable of thinking clearly and critically than white law students. However, Mystal seems to think that African American legal scholars are all delicate crybabies.
In his terrible blog, Mystal wrote about an awful, racially insensitive question posed by a UCLA law professor to his students. The question asked students to imagine they worked in the St. Louis County Attorney's office and had to advise whether to prosecute Louis Head or not. Head is the stepfather of "terrorism" (Mystal's word) victim Michael Brown, and is infamous for having demanded that protestors "burn this bitch down." Which they did, setting fire to much of Ferguson after the Darren Wilson decision.
The question itself is reasonable, asking future lawyers to balance the free speech rights guaranteed in the 1st Amendment against prohibitions against inciging violence.
Mystal, however, disagreed, saying the question was "racially insenstive, and:
...this particular question places an unfair burden on African-American students to emotionally detach from still-recent acts of essentially legalized terrorism against the African-American community. Can it be done? Sure, I guess. Should it be required as part of taking a test? Absolutely not. Goldstein is testing non-white students in his class differently than others. He is challenging his minority students to deal with an issue that his white students don't necessarily have to care about.
Sorry, jackass, but both white and black attorneys have to learn to view the law objectively, and there will be many issues that a white student may feel more personally affected by than a black student might. What next? No questions about Church and State because a Christian might feel stronger? (Nah. Screw the feelings of Christians!) No questions about sexual harassment because a female student might feel more affected?
Mystal's suggesting that African American students at UCLA aren't as able to remain impartial as their white counterparts, and should be ashamed.
You knew Ol' Johnny RINO had to make the list, right?
His complete lack of leadership in the face of the Obama administration's post-election lawlessness is disgraceful. Amnesty. The out of control budget. Caving to the Castro brothers in Cuba. It's difficult to decide which of Boehner's betrayals from the past couple of weeks hurts the most.
Barack Hussein Obama
Every time you think he can't get any worse,he gets worse.
How about unilaterally enabling 5 million or so illegalaliens to stay in the country, wasting resources and sucking the chapped, bloody nipple of the government? Or maybe ignoring objections of those who risked their lives to reach the free shores of America and giving in to oppressive Castro regime by normalizing relations with Cuba? Or possibly spending a few hours whining to People Magazine- People Freaking Magazine- about how white America victimized and oppressed him and Michelle?
Obama should be on this list every time, but even by his remarkably standards, this was a banner week.