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Justice Alito is outraged that the motive behind the census citizenship question was described as racist even though the Republican operative who pushed the question was consciously trying to diminish the voting power of non-whites and wrote as much explicitly.
Both Roberts and Alito think government efforts to alleviate racism are worse than racism, the distinction is that Alito clearly believes such efforts are themselves The Real Racism, which is against white people.
To be clear, it's not that asking about citizenship on the census is inherently racist. It's that the Trump administration's motive for adding the question was to diminish the political power of minorities and enhance that of white voters.
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