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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE Read and Analyze Shelby Steele

"Why the GOP Can't Win With Minorities" by Shelby Steele is the finest analysis of our racial situation that I have ever read. Everyone should read his ideas and give them serious thought. I wish all minorities could read and absorb the insight in his column.

The key paragraph says conservatism will not win over minorities until the following is corrected:

  • "And here is conservatism's great problem with minorities. In an era when even failed [liberal]moral activism is redemptive -- and thus a source of moral authority and power -- conservatism stands flat-footed with only discipline to offer. It has only an invisible hand to compete with the activism of the left. So conservatism has no way to show itself redeemed of America's bigoted past, no way like the Great Society to engineer a grand display of its innocence, and no way to show deference to minorities for the oppression they endured. Thus it seems to be in league with that oppression."

It is important you read, analyze and, if you feel like it, comment on his ideas.



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