As Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's retirement does not seem imminent, a University of Wisconsin-Madison research assistant is hoping for his death.
In a public Facebook post Thursday, Sarah Farr, who is listed as a graduate student of sociology on the university's website, decried the case of Abigail Fisher, a white student who sued the University of Texas. According to Fisher, she was denied entry to the school in 2008 due to the school's affirmative action policies.
"I strongly oppose everything about her and her campaign and will do my best to confront and dismantle the ideas she promotes — they are harmful and extremely dangerous," Farr posted.
"But the fact that a justice in our Supreme Court (not a private citizen like Abigail Fisher) would support these ideas is just.... too much," she continued. "It is an outrage that our Supreme Court harbors such ideas. Given that it looks unlikely that Justice Scalia will step down any time soon, I have no remorse in desiring his death. Really, I don't. None. White supremacy has no place in our Supreme Court."
Farr's post accompanies a Salon article that slams Fisher for "race-baiting" and trying to boost "subpar white students."
The article also took issue with recent remarks from Scalia, a transcript of which was making the rounds on social media.
"There are — there are those who contend that it does not benefit African-Americans to — to get them into the University of Texas where they do not do well, as opposed to having them go to a less-advanced school, a less — a slower-track school where they do well," Scalia said. "One of — one of the briefs pointed out that — that most of the — most of the black scientists in this country don't come from schools like the University of Texas."