Tuesday, January 18, 2005

The Soft Bigotry of the American Left

We all remember the immortal works of Dr. Martin Luther King when he said that he had a dream that his children would be judged, not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

Well it turns out Hillary Rodham disagrees, as she stated a while back "if we don't take race as part of our character, then we are kidding ourselves." (link removed)

In addition, I ran across an old artlice from BOTWT which is interesting.

The New Jersey Education Association's Web site features a brochure for download called "Getting Involved in Your Child's School." It comes in three versions; the first is simply described as "a parent's resource" (links in PDF format). The second is written in Spanish, but the third is curious. It's called the "African-American version."

Why is an African-American version necessary? Who knows, but there are differences between the text of two versions. For example, here's how the "parent's resource" answers the question: "Why do teachers need my help?":

Today, there is an increasing emphasis on individualized instruction--fitting the curriculum to the child. Teachers want to employ new methods and materials to give each child personal guidance.

When you assist teachers with growing paperwork, make instructional materials, or conduct a science experiment, you give them more time for planning activities, for trying new teaching strategies, and for working directly with children. As a parent volunteer, you allow them to be more effective teachers--and the school obtains your skills and services that might be unavailable due to financial limitations.

Here's how the "African-American version" answers the same question:
Today, teachers want to use new methods and materials to give each child personal guidance.

When you assist teachers, you give them more time to work with children. You allow them to be more effective teachers.

We actually like the African-American version better; it takes just 36 words to say the same thing the parent's resource says in 91. But another way of looking at it is that the New Jersey teachers union seems to think their material has to be dumbed down for the benefit of black parents.

4 Comments:

At 12:02 PM, Blogger Thequestion said...

This guy sounds like a real right winger. The dems saved Blacks from the back of the bus. People like Hilary Clinton deserve a holiday of their own. Check out www.michaelmoore.com for the real truth.

 
At 6:15 AM, Blogger Bear said...

To Thequestion,
A question: did you have to read the whole post to guess we are right-wing, or did you take the hint from the title?

 
At 5:28 PM, Blogger jbob_sqpants said...

To Thequestion:
Although your comment has nothing to do with the posted blog, I've decided to respond to one comment you made. You mention that it was the Dems who saved Rosa Parks from the back of the bus; however, the reality is quite the opposite. Let's take a look at historical evidence (something the libs can seldom use to support their irrational rhetoric). Comparing who actually voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (the piece of legislation that actually saved Rosa from the back of the bus) is quite revealing.

The Senate Version:
Democratic Party: 46-22
Republican Party: 27-6
As a percentage: 67.6% of Dems supported the bill as compared to 81.8% of Reps.

The Senate Version, voted on by the House:
Democratic Party: 153-91
Republican Party: 136-35
As a percentage: 62.7% of Dems supported the bill as compared to 79.5% of Reps.

Instead of being spoon-fed the "truth" by Moore, why don't you do your own research?

 
At 1:02 PM, Blogger Thequestion said...

Your research would be compelling if we still lived in the 1960s, except I would still be a democrat while you would be "a southern democrat." You see those racist southern democrats who voted against the civil rights bill are now the racist southern republicans--the party is the only thing that has changed (to match the tenure and belief of the party).
If you take out the southern democrats, from your little formula, then the voter percentage moves enourmously in favor of democrats who voted for the Civil Rights Bill. Today's democratic platform is much more similar to the Kennedy Administration than to any platform held by the holdover southern racist democrats.

See, it was the Kennedy Administration, the same Administration that you right wingers love to quote as your own when it suits your favor, that moved the Civil Rights Bill forward and put the pressure on the senators and congresspeople to vote the Bill into law. So as I said before, it was the Democrats who got Rosa Parks out of the back of the bus.

I hate it when right wingers pretend that they actually passed the Civil Rights Bill. If the same bill came up today, see hate crime legislation and affirmative action, you'd vote against it--just like those southern democrats.

for the real truth visit michaelmoore.com

 

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