Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The "Wisdom" of Shelby Steele

I've written on Shelby Steele before so I won't bother to give a detailed dissection of his recent interview in the American Enterprise Magazine. But I just can't let this comment of his pass by:

I think affirmative action is the worst cruelty blacks have endured since slavery.

Let's see, post slavery blacks endured, among other things, segregation, disenfranchisement, rural peonage, economic exploitation, and lynching. But according to Steele, none of these can compare to the horrors of affirmative action. I'm sure the guy in this picture was thinking, "Sure, this is bad, but look on the bright side, at least I'm not getting preferential admissions at Harvard."

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