Isn’t it ironic?
I recently saw a Breitbart stooge on CNN deriding Professor Bell for his belief in Critical Race Theory, something I had not heard of before. I believe the theory holds that there is an innate racial bias which prevents advances resulting from legislative action or court decisions from fully achieving their goals. What is truly ironic is that the Republicans need only examine their own platform, tactics and propaganda to confirm the validity of Professor Bell’s theory.
Let’s test the theory out against what we observe today:
The voting rights act is met with voter ID laws aimed at supression of minority participation;
The election of our first black president is met with attacks on his legitimacy and competency;
Integration and affirmative action court precedents are ridiculed and reconsidered;
Economic advances and political participation resulting from government employment of minorities is under attack as wasteful spending;
Economic advances through unionization, education, integration are under attack as tax policy makes the richer richer;
Social safety net of social security, unemployment insurance, welfare, Medicare and Medicaid are attacked as entitlements to be cut, along with tax cuts for the wealthy.
Breitbart wants to burst Prof Bell’s bubble because his theory seems to hold water.
Mar 13 2012 - 4:11pm