Shelby Steele does not like the Sureme Court decision, not at all. He is especially good on beating up on Justice O’Connor. A must read. Charles Krauthammer has, perhaps oddly at first sight, a more optimistic take on the decision: Since the Court seems to have said "we don’t want anything to do with this," the question of racial preferences and the correct understanding of equality is now reopened for political debate. It’s back in the hands of the people and legislation. The question remains, are the people up to it? We’ll find out. Good article.