Emboldened by the leak of a Supreme Court opinion which suggests the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized a woman’s right to choose, some conservatives want to use the same legal reasoning found in Justice Samuel Alito’s argument in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to begin chipping away other established rights.
One of those historical rulings, Brown v. Board of Education, which said segregation in public schools was unconstitutional and therefore illegal, is now firmly in the crosshairs of some on the right, according to Susan Rinkunas of Jezebel:
One conservative, in particular, took to the alt-right social media site Gab to call for the court to overturn Brown v. Board of Education, the 1954 case that struck down racial segregation in public schools.
Peter Brimelow is a former editor at the conservative National Review (a relatively mainstream publication!) who now runs a white nationalist website called VDare; the site’s tagline is “we inform the fight to keep America American.” Brimelow shared the story about the leak on Gab, per extremism reporter Nick Martin, and seemed excited about the prospect of legal public segregation: “Next stop Brown vs. Board!”
Peter Brimelow, a former National Review editor who now runs the racist website VDARE, celebrated the Roe news by posting on the alt social media site Gab: “Next stop Brown vs. Board!” pic.twitter.com/nYpfErOaVI
— Nick Martin (@nickmartin) May 3, 2022
Brown made it clear that “separate but equal” schools were in no way equal in the opportunities they afforded children, and that was the whole idea, especially in the Jim Crow South, where many whites believed black Americans were subhuman and could be treated as badly as the white ruling class wished.
If Alito’s draft opinion becomes the law of the land later this year, it will open a legal can of worms that will see those on the right demanding that contraception be made illegal once again and same sex marriage ended across the United States.
The right is ready to replace the Constitution with the Bible, and the consequences of such a policy can be seen in countries (such as Iran) we casually decry as being totalitarian states where religious extremists decide what you can and cannot do in the privacy of your own home.
If you haven’t read Orwell’s 1984 recently, you might want to go back and do so. It’s what “Christian” dominionists have planned for the United States.
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