Via the Salt Lake Tribune, we learn that Utah’s “divine design” advocate has been watching too much HGTV, and not enough History Channel:
“I don’t think there’s a racial [sic] bone in my body,” Buttars said in an interview on radio station KCPW Tuesday. “I don’t see black and white. I see people. I always have.” ?
[Buttars] and host Tom Grover discussed the merits of Buttars’ proposed legislation that could allow lawmakers to call in some judges at the end of their first terms for a second confirmation hearing. Grover noted that America’s courts historically have been used by minority groups “to ensure [their] rights are protected.”
Buttars ? demanded an example. “I don’t understand that at all. I don’t know of an example where the minority is being jeopardized by legislative action,” he said.
Grover mentioned the Kansas desegregation case that resulted in the busing of black students to white schools and vice versa.
Then Buttars retorted: “I think Brown v. Board of Education is wrong to begin with.” And he refused to elaborate,
Asked to explain more of his views in a different setting, he explained that “There were downsides.” Among what he considers downsides “the educational system expressly designed to maximize the number of minority kids in a school in the South” was dismantled.
Could someone explain to Buttars that that was the point?