**And to think we have blacks (a small percentage) who think long these lines and affiliate themselves with Bush.....there is not a logical reason for a black person to do so.
NEW MEMOS PROVIDE FURTHER EVIDENCE THAT CHIEF JUSTICE NOMINEE JOHN ROBERTS IS NO FRIEND OF AFRICAN AMERICANS
The late Chief Justice William Rehnquist had a long record of supporting segregation of black people. In his years as a law clerk at the Supreme Court, Rehnquist advocated, in a brief for a case leading up to Brown v. Board of Education, that the 1896 decision in Plessy v. Ferguson, which established the separate but equal doctrine, be reaffirmed. A year later Rehnquist wrote in another memo, "It is about time the Court faced the fact that the white people of the South don't like the colored people."
Now President Bush has nominated Judge John Roberts to serve as Chief Justice of the United States. Recently released documents reveal that Roberts may hold views very similar to Rehnquist's. In 1982 Roberts urged Attorney General William French Smith to push for legislation permanently barring the use of racial preferences to redress past employment discrimination. He also told Smith it "makes eminent sense" to call for legislation to ban school busing for the purposes of racial integration.
The Roberts nomination to fill the Rehnquist seat will not change the political dynamic of the Supreme Court as one strong conservative will replace another. As was the case previously, the major battle to save affirmative action in higher education will rest on who is now nominated to fill the seat of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.