Justice Antonin Scalia continues to come under fire from civil rights attorneys and black lawmakers for his comments suggesting African American students might fare better in a "slower-track school" rather than more competitive colleges.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case about race-based admissions, a controversial case centered on practices at the University of Texas. Scalia questioned whether some minority students are hurt by the policy because it helped them gain admittance to schools where they might not be able to academically compete, NBC News reported.
Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus called the comments "disgusting, inaccurate, and insulting to African Americans."
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"Thousands of black Americans have excelled in top tier universities. African Americans have achieved positions of prominence-including Justice Scalia's colleague, Justice Clarence Thomas," Butterfield said in a statement.