The following comments of Sen. Hillary Clinton speak for themselves, but Ill add my two cents for good measure:
Regarding Bushs 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."