The New Jim Crow Laws

From USA Today about the recent comments from Sen. Reid (D-Nev):

The United States now confronts a modern edition of Jim Crow. If you are born white, you may aspire to achieve greatness as a liberal, conservative, moderate, independent or otherwise. There are no intellectual no-go zones. But if you are born black, your ambitions will be crushed unless you ape black power brokers.

There was a time when diverse thinking in the black community was not feared like a demon. Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois intellectually dueled over the most promising means to black equality under the law.

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