It is Racism

If you're the elected Governor of one of these United States, can you still view yourself as a victim? Sure - why not?
Gov. David A. Paterson lashed out on Friday at critics who say he should not run for election, and he suggested that he was being undermined by an orchestrated, racially biased effort by the media to force him to step aside.
We wouldn't expect a hopeless alcoholic to be off the booze just because he's running one of the world's largest economies, so why should we expect him to let go of his Victimhood Jones?
The governor, on a morning radio talk show, said that Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, the only other African-American governor, was suffering similar treatment, and he predicted that President Obama would, too.
This sort of pathetic self-pity, taught to minorities by Democrats in an effort to enslave them, seems to have achieved its intended purpose. Even when they're on top, they view themselves as victims. I used to think they were just being manipulative throwing around the racism accusation so freely, but I'm inclined to think they actually believe it. It's part of my optimistic attitude toward human nature, I guess.
“We’re not in the postracial period,” he told Errol Louis, a columnist for The Daily News and the host of the radio program, on WWRL-AM. “My feeling is it’s being orchestrated, it’s a game, and people who pay attention know that,” he added.
Someday, whiners like Paterson might point out the real racism in our society - the institutional racism heaped on urban minorities by Democrats, who leave them floundering in violent communities with awful schools - leaving them little hope of escaping poverty.
More than three times as many black people live in prison cells as in college dorms, the government said in a report to be released Thursday.
Our cities and schools are owned and operated by the Democrats, who, up until now, have not batted an eye as they conspired with teachers unions to ruin the lives of generations of minority kids. Barack Obama, however, is enough of a radical to risk their wrath in order to change that situation. He and ed secretary Arne Duncan are offering bribes to states willing to buck teachers unions and improve education through expanded access to Charter Schools.
At issue is a competition for $5 billion in competitive grants for states to pursue innovations sought by President Barack Obama. Obama’s “Race to the Top” competition, funded through the federal stimulus law, prioritizes charter schools and performance pay for teachers based on their students’ academic performance.
The unions don't like Charter Schools because they offer better education for minority children, and they do it without the burden of union teachers. They don't like standardized tests, because they can be used to identify teachers, and schools, that need improvement. They could even lead to merit pay - the evil notion that would have great teachers paid more, and lousy teachers paid less.
The National Education Association pointedly criticized the Obama administration, saying the president is relying too heavily on charter schools and standardized tests in his attempt to overhaul the nation’s schools.
So are black leaders like Deval Patrick and David Paterson offering leadership for minority children, or have they gone along with the Democratic plot to keep poor kids in the bondage of ignorance?
New York recently froze charter-school funding, costing charter schools around the state more than $50 million. Repeated promises from Gov. Paterson and the state Senate Democratic leadership to restore $30 million so far haven't been honored. And the demand to create charters will bump against the state's cap on the total number of these schools (200) as early as 2011.
As a result, the Education Secretary has been pressuring Paterson to change the anti-Charter/anti-testing bias in New York. In Massachusetts, Governor Patrick proved pliable under pressure from Washington, and has finally compromised his strong stance against better schools for minority students.
"Children in failing schools can wait no longer and neither can we," Patrick said. "We have made great strides since the Education Reform Act of 1993 but more must be done to ensure every school gives every student the chance they deserve to succeed."
Unfortunately, Patrick only reduced the restriction on Charters rather than removing them altogether. Also unfortunate is the fact that the White House has apparently cut him some slack on this. Because when it comes to ruining the lives of minorities, Democrats are the leaders, and it's time that someone made them stop. Over that issue, I would support Governor Paterson in crying "Racism!"