Thursday, June 30, 2011
The NAACP, along with the United Federation of Teachers, has been waging a campaign against charter schools in New York. Yesterday Hazel Dukes, the head of the New York chapter of the NAACP, got into a public argument with black charter school activist Clifford Thomas.
She called him a "dumbass" and told him, "You went to Harvard on my back, not because you're smart, not because you worked hard."
That is certainly an interesting take on affirmative action from someone in her position.
And it seems a strange way to be advancing the cause of colored people.
(My guess, not having seen the NY Times yet this morning, is that they will not deem this outburst news that's fit to print.)