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My friend Dodd wondered if anyone of the liberal persuasion would take Hillary Clinton to task for the following comment with regards to a brief she co-filed in the Michigan affirmative action case:
“Yes, we want to be judged by the content of our character and not the color of our skin. But what makes up character?” she said, quoting from Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. “If we don’t take race as part of our character, then we are kidding ourselves.”
In the comment thread, I volunteered:
All right, Dodd, count me in. Hillary Clinton without a doubt twisted King's words in a foolish and inexcusable manner. While I haven't researched the brief she intends to co-sponsor, her public comment is ridiculous, condescending, and contrary to King's vision, not to mention showing a conspicuous lack of political acumen.
But so what? Hillary Clinton's ridiculous comment hardly lets the GOP off the hook for its policies, or lack thereof, for combating the lingering racism that demonstrably still exists in this country and limits its opportunities for a significant segment of the population.
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