That's it: The hottest take of the Obama years. And so late in the game. https://t.co/rvLh2NM3bp
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) January 19, 2017
Salon, ladies and gentlemen:
— Salon (@Salon) January 19, 2017
Credit for this one goes to the illustrious Amanda Marcotte.
https://t.co/U7Lub5hYSZ Schools were desegregated 63 years ago, but Betsy DeVos’s nomination shows conservatives are still mad about it.
— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) January 19, 2017
She really put a lot of thought into this:
Brown v Board of Education, the legendary Supreme Court case that ended segregation in public schools, was decided nearly 63 years ago. Donald Trump hadn’t yet turned 8 years old. And yet by nominating Betsy DeVos as secretary of education and rushing through her confirmation hearings on Tuesday, Trump and the overwhelmingly white Republican congressional contingent suggest that conservative white resistance to equality in education lives on.
At a certain point, it’s time to stop pretending that these poor outcomes are an accident and start to consider the possibility that excluding low-income and minority students is largely the point.
Unfortunately, many liberals, including President Barack Obama, continue to insist there’s some value in the charter system. Whether it’s out of a honest misreading of the situation or an effort to meet conservatives halfway hardly matters. The nomination of a radical like DeVos lays the ugly intentions behind these school voucher schemes bare. Public education faces significant problems and solving them will not be easy. It cannot be accomplished by introducing an unnecessarily complex system designed to increase segregation and inequality by clandestine means.
It’s actually kind of impressive how Marcotte’s well of crap never seems to run dry. And it’s even more impressive that Salon continues to see an upside in giving her a platform.
@Salon WTF with the racial headlines?
— đW (@SmailliwNitsud) January 19, 2017
They’re pretty much the only weapon the Left has at this point.
Salon once again proves they aren't journalists: DeVos actively has fought white communities blocking minority enrollment. https://t.co/NLY6uTlck5
— Pradheep Shanker MD (@Neoavatara) January 19, 2017
@Salon What an ignorant tweet.
— We are Borg (@BorgAreWe) January 19, 2017
@Salon This is living proof that Salon writers are idiotic, partisan hacks who know exactly dick about history.
— We Are Screwed (@PornPops69) January 19, 2017
@Salon you contribute greatly to why people hate the media
— MLS (@CagedMLS) January 19, 2017