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  •  The Right-Wing only attacks PUBLIC education (6+ / 0-)

    and have done so consistently ever since the classrooms were desegregated.

    Open Klan-style racism is becoming rare in this country. But the Republicans have successfully sublimated white racial resentment into a general hostility toward "Big government" - by which they mean the federal courts and agencies that enforced desegregation of jobs, schools and housing.

    Public Schools - and the property taxes that support them - became an object of animosity after the Amerikkaners pulled their kids out of neighborhood schools to place them in all-white "Christian academies".

    "Liberal College Professors" are feared and hated by conservatives because parents lose control of their offspring's thinking when they leave home for the university.

    Teacher's unions are vilified because they protect teachers from bullying and intimidation by parents who seek to police their children's thoughts.

    Have you noticed?
    Politicians who promise LESS government
    only deliver BAD government.

    by jjohnjj on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 01:14:15 PM PDT

    •  There's more to it than this (0+ / 0-)

      But I think there's a good deal of truth in what you're saying.

      I would remind everyone that it wasn't mostly Republicans who were objecting to desegregation in the 60s and 70s, however. Indeed, Republicans were indispensable for passage of all civil rights legislation in the 60s, and it was Southern Democratic senators who filibustered and Southern Democratic mayors who ordered the police to turn the hoses on the marchers. Things change.

      Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

      by MichaelNY on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 03:22:26 AM PDT

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