The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race.
The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.
I like Roberts’s view better. Especially since “speaking openly and candidly on the subject of race” is nothing more than an invitation to have people revile you and try to get you fired.
You know who likes Sotomayor’s view better? Eric Holder.
MANDATORY HARRUMPHING AND CAVEATS: Yes, there is still racial discrimination in this society. Of all different types, I might add. This is human nature and it will never end.
So the third view — the Patterico view — is this:
The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is . . . you can’t.
The main question is, do we trust government to engage in racial discrimination, as long as some people are convinced it’s for a good end? Me, I’m not.