Saturday, December 20, 2008

'Children, Please Line Up By Skin Color'

Segregation in the public schools is back:

...two Santa Clauses — one white, one black — were invited to the rural Berkeley County school at separate times last Friday to take pictures with students of the same skin color.

That wasn't even segregated enough for the school's principal:

She said she even tried to find a Hispanic Santa for the handful of Hispanic children and an Asian Santa Claus for the school's one Asian child.

Expect a federal program to recruit more minority Santas any day now.

The NAACP expressed concern about the execution of the Segregated Santa Program, but still found a moment to draw attention to the inherent racism of white people:

"I promise you, had you told the parents, you would have had some black parents take their kids to see a white Santa, but not one white parent would have taken their child to see a black Santa," Scott said.

In a now familiar ploy, the local ACLU theorized a good question:

Victoria Middleton, executive director of American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina, said the school might have had the best intentions but, "We would question whether separating the children by race was really a good idea."

No doubt suggesting the ACLU would question the practice abdicates it from actually questioning the practice.

What's next? Single race gym class? Classrooms? Curriculum?

If you read to the end of the story you'll note no hint that progressives realize they've gone completely around the bend. All we get is the usual nonsense about how the principal meant well and just needs to work out the kinks, proving once again that progressive should never be confused with perceptive.

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