Monday, April 28, 2008

Does the ‘abortion is racist’ argument backfire?
I’m not sure I accept Marcus Epstein of Taki’s arguments (Margaret Sanger was a eugenicist and ‘she was a woman of her time’ and ‘lots of people respected today thought that back then’ don’t excuse it) but it’s an interesting point: does so arguing only reinforce the error that people ‘are not responsible for their own actions — an attitude that does not help the black community, or the pro-life cause’? (That is, the left’s possible racism: their version of ‘those people can’t help themselves’ and need the state to take care of them.)

Update: I think this was brilliant: “Affirmative Action Bake Sale,” setting different prices if the baked goods were sold to whites, blacks and Latinos (black people got the best price). They [the creative conservative students] thought this was a clever way to show their disapproval of affirmative action, but many were offended.
I’m sure exposing the illiberality of PCness did offend. Good for them!

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