January 12, 2007
Baldfaced Insults And Mental Sloth
[...P]erhaps it might be good to remind the public about why a wealthy white Democratic woman of privilege has no problem supporting public schools that leave poor black kids uneducated and prepped for a lives of low wages and likely incarceration.
The staggering hypocrisy of the usual Democratic talking points has gone way past the numb stage: "Republicans are minority-oppressing racists." But which party had a stranglehold on the south during the entire Jim Crow era? The Democratic party. "Republicans are responsible for our bad education system because they're heartless and stingy." But which party has dominated education--both in the teachers' colleges and in the schools--for the past 100 years? The Democratic party.
I'm afraid there's a critical mass of ignorance in this country that will be very difficult to overcome.
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