Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia espoused racist opinions in questioning a case about affirmative action, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) charged Thursday in a Senate floor speech. In oral arguments over the case Fisher v. the University of Texas Wednesday, Scalia suggested African-American students would do better at 'slower-track schools' than UT. He added that black students come from 'lesser schools, where they do not feel that they're being pushed ahead in classes that are too fast for them.' Reid also linked Scalia's statements to the rhetoric of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and other Republicans who have called for barring Muslims from the United States.
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