Education Secretary Rod Paige, who is African-American, to NAACP leaders who had said that some black groups are fronts for white conservatives: “You do not own, and you are not the arbiters of, African-American authenticity.”
That is actually incredibly ironic, because it’s much more accurate to say that the NAACP and other similar black groups are fronts for white liberals. After all, the majority of blacks are clearly in favor of school vouchers and trend towards social conservatism, two things to which white liberals are unabashedly opposed. There really is no good philosophical reason that blacks should be 90% in lock-step with the Democratic Party.
Starting… to feel respect… for Rod Paige. Must… stop… feelings of esteem. Must remember… NCLB… doctored data from Houston schools… comparison of teachers to terrorists. Okay. There. I hate my boss again. Good point, though.