"Schmitt…defended the Nuremberg Laws of September 1935…These laws prohibiting German citizens from marrying non-Aryans, according to Schmitt, were not intended as a first step in transforming the world. Unlike the Bolsheviks, he went on, Germans were not presuming to legislate for mankind."
—Paul Gottfried, Carl Schmitt: Politics and Theory (h/t Harrison Fluss
"The object of the [14th] amendment was undoubtedly to enforce the absolute equality of the two races before the law, but, in the nature of things, it could not have been intended to abolish distinctions based upon color, or to enforce social, as distinguished from political, equality, or a commingling of the two races upon terms unsatisfactory to either…Legislation is powerless to eradicate racial instincts or to abolish distinctions based upon physical differences, and the attempt to do so can only result in accentuating the difficulties of the present situation….If one race be inferior to the other socially, the Constitution of the United States cannot put them upon the same plane."
Justice Brown, Plessy v. Ferguson