One at a time

E.J. Dionne writes:

>Arguing about Imus does absolutely nothing to provide our poorest African American kids with better schools, health insurance, or a chance at college and higher incomes. We rightly heap praise on those noble Rutgers women, but we should ask ourselves whether Imus would have gotten away with comparably sleazy comments targeting less visible and less successful women, or men. I think we know the answer.

We can argue about Imus (and all of his brethren) and the fact that the poorest African American kids need better schools, health insurance and so forth. Indeed we ought to do both. It’s puzzling to think of the implication of Dionne’s argument: we can have only one discussion of race going at a time.

2 thoughts on “One at a time”

  1. What the hell does one have to do with the other? Should we not talk about it? Should we talk about both? Neither? And why are the Rutgers women noble? For being insulted? I don’t know the answer to Dionne’s question. I don’t even understand Dionne’s point.

  2. if we’ve learned one thing from dionne, nevyn, it’s that talking about his column won’t help us figure it out.

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