Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

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Sen. Clinton vs. Black America

The following comments of Sen. Hillary Clinton speak for themselves, but I’ll add my two cents for good measure:

Regarding Bush’s support for a guarantee of state college admission to the top 10% of students from every Texas high school, Clinton replied,

“In order for that to work you have to have totally segregated schools.”
Translation: Black Americans cannot excel in integrated schools.

Quoting from Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Clinton said:

“Yes, we want to be judged by the content of our character and not the color of our skin. But what makes up character? If we don’t take race as part of our character, then we are kidding ourselves.”
Translation: Your skin color contributes to your morals and virtue.

Time for black Americans to find an alternative voice for their political concerns, esp. when it comes to education. And let them begin with that great American, Frederick Douglass, who scorned race pride:

"The whole assumption of race pride is ridiculous. Let us have done with complexional superiorities and inferiorities, complexional pride or shame. I want no better basis for my activities and affinities than the broad foundation laid by the Bible itself, that ’God has made of one blood all nations of men to dwell on the face of the earth.’"

Discussions - 1 Comment

Acording to the article by Christopher Caldwell, submitted by Dr. Schramm: The Schools in Texas are heavilly segregated, so if Bush brags about the results of his top 10% program in terms of results for minorities... Senator Clinton might be right.... To quote Caldwell "The working-class black kid who finishes 29th in a class of 300 at a lower-class school full of dropouts may not be a rocket scientist, but he’s got it made–he’s off to Austin. The identical working-class black kid whose parents have made the fatal mistake of enrolling him in a challenging school full of overachievers and who finishes 31st in a class of 300…well, he’s destined to a life working at the car wash."

On the other hand the reason I objected to one of your previous posts was precisely because it seemed that yourself or William B. Allen was lending credence to the argument that "if we don’t take race as part of our character, then we are kidding ourselves."(Race Atheism?) Fredrick Douglas "scorning race pride" seems a far cry from this howhever so I appologize for misconstruing things...

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