May 03, 2006

But it's for the "good!!"

Via John Rosenberg:

Alabama Gov. George Wallace, Inauguration Speech, Jan. 14, 1963:

"... I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say . . . segregation today . . . segregation tomorrow . . .segregation forever!" [Ellipses in original]

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick , opposing the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative at an NAACP Dinner, April 30, 2006:

"Bring it on. We will affirm to the world that affirmative action will be here today, it will be here tomorrow and there will be affirmative action in the state forever."

If you ever wondered if the race industry would wither away eventually, forget it. It's a huge money-making venture, after all. It's also vote-getting demogoguery!

Wallace was quickly opposed by federal civil rights legislation; Kilpatrick is opposed by the MCRI referendum -- and the United States Supreme Court their Grutter decision where they said "25 years from now, the use of racial preferences will no longer be necessary."

James Taranto wonders if Kilpatrick, after mimicking George Wallace, could modify Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous statement: "I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will be judged by the color of their skin, but not by the content of their character."

Posted by Hube at May 3, 2006 04:16 PM | TrackBack

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In one of those rare circumstances when it was funny in the past 20 years, I remember a Doonesbury strip where the black students are demanding their own dorm etc at Walden University. In the last panel what do they ask for? Their own water fountains.

Posted by: soccer dad at May 4, 2006 10:36 AM

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