I know for a fact that the alleged facts stated in this New York Times editorial today are false. Or at least that, contrary to the editorial’s claim, those facts, if true, no longer have any impact on black Americans’ financial status and educational opportunities. None whatsoever.
I know this because I read John Roberts’ and Anthony Kennedy’s opinions in cases that touch on such matters.
Okay, so maybe the writer of that editorial isn’t actually a liar. Maybe he or she actually believes that the claims in the editorial are true. Which would indicate that that writer does not read John Roberts’ and Anthony Kennedy’s opinions, at least not the ones that concern such things.
In any event, that editorial should be retracted. Immediately. With a concession that it misstates fact.
*Okay, I know from experience that someone will post an angry comment here indicating that he or she thinks the title of the post, and the post itself, aren’t, y’know, facetious. The title of the post, and the post itself, are facetious. The Times editorial, by the way, is titled “How Racism Doomed Baltimore.”