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SCALIA WAS STATING A FACT WITH PHRASE ‘MIXED BLOOD’ Having just read William Taylor’s Ad Hominem, I can only say that reverse racism and political correctness are alive and well [ "Not Exactly Loving," March 16]. According to his logic, if I refer to my mixed-race neighbors as having mixed blood, then I must be racist. Ditto for my mixed-race kids. Just what is racist about reciting obvious facts? It should be noted that nowhere in his missive does he attempt to refute the logic of Justice Antonin Scalia’s comment that the court was being asked to “predict human behavior on the basis of blood.” In other words, the fact that one is a member of a minority does not mean that one holds viewpoints that are necessarily “diverse.” For example, Justice Clarence Thomas and Judge Janice Rogers Brown give the lie to the argument that all people of color must have a viewpoint that supports government’s use of racism to divvy up government benefits. In order to have a Constitution that is color blind, Mr. Taylor needs to face a fundamental truth: Racism is bad, and reverse racism is just as bad. Preferences and affirmative action are simply politically motivated government racism that needs to end. Calling a black man black or saying that the children of a mixed-race marriage have mixed blood is simply stating the facts, not racism.

Russell Davis San Francisco

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