September 17, 2007

Liberals in a [racial] bind again

Nobody does it better than John Rosenberg in exposing the perpetual contradictions of "progressive" theory on race. Today, John wonders why it is somehow "good" to have majority-minority voting districts, but "bad" to have majority-minority school feeder patterns.

An excellent question, of course. I'm sure anyone attempting a rational answer to it will have to jump through an interminable succession of hoops.

Posted by Hube at September 17, 2007 04:59 PM | TrackBack

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Its fairly straightforward why liberals support majority-minority voting districts and not majority-minority school feeder patterns. Minorities have been traditional politically disenfranchised, in order to provide them with a substantial political voice in the chambers of government, majority-minority districts are created. With schools, since majority minority schools are more likely to be underfunded, we try to avoid the whole situation and integrate schools as much as possible.

Posted by: Jamelle at September 18, 2007 10:02 AM

Of course, don't tell that to "underfunded" districts like Washington DC. Or Kansas City.

And regarding political districts, essentially you (and liberals) believe that blacks cannot represent anyone other than themselves, hence the need for ridiculously sized gerrymandered race-based voting districts.

You know, Jamelle, I'd have a lot more respect for you and other such liberals if you'd just come out and point-blank say that it should be codified into law that black Americans should be afforded [limited time] special consideration in certain realms based on past injustices instead of the rhetorical and legal mumbo jumbo you go through trying to convince everyone how such things like these districts don't violate myriad laws and the Constitution itself.

Posted by: Hube at September 18, 2007 06:37 PM