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You can always count on Emily Bazelon...
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June 30, 2009, 03:37 AM
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to be both boring and revealing at the same time. In Slate today, Bazelon writes:
Lead plaintiff Frank Ricci, on the other hand, framed his victory in terms that evoke America, the land of opportunity: "If you work hard, you can succeed in America, and all of these guys worked hard," he said on the steps of New Haven`s federal courthouse. True. But only part of a larger truth. And in historical terms, a strange sort of rhetoric to hear a white person laying claim to.

Read that twice.