Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Pretty much all you need to know.

I was trying to figure out what to say about this astonishing case (brought by a group based in Black Mountain) when I found this headline, which pretty much says it all.

There is probably more to be said, though, about one question: whether "Confederate Southern-Americans" could constitute a "national origin class" under Title VII. In other words, are they from another country? This court said no, understandably. The sectional reunion after the war swept a lot under the rug. But if the Confederate States of America had been treated as a conquered nation at the end of the Civil War, the old planters wouldn't have been pardoned, and former slaves might have had a chance for that 40 acres and a mule.

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