Lawrence Goldstone “Inherently Unequal”
March 31st, 2011
If you’ve somehow held the notion since high school civics class that the justices of the United States Supreme Court are fair and dispassionate and free of the kind of prejudice and bias that sully the rest of us, let me introduce you to Lawrence Goldstone.
A Connecticut-based constitutional scholar, Goldstone turns his attention in his book “Inherently Unequal” to the post-Civil War Supreme Court, and how it surgically and systematically eviscerated Congressional attempts to afford every American, regardless of race, “equal protection under the law.” That racism, social Darwinism, and politics figured large in their decision-making will surprise no reader of this book.
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