Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Throwing the race card...

I heard about this comment on the Mancow Muller show this morning. We're still dealing with the fallout from the Chicago Public Schools closing about 50 underutilized schools. Lewis just so happen to throw the race card.
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis renewed her claim that the decision was racist because so many of the closing schools are on the south and west sides.

"When will we address the fact that rich, white people think they know what's in the best interest of children of African Americans and Latinos," Lewis asked, "no matter what the parent's income or education level?"

Lewis didn't mention anyone by name, but clearly she was taking a shot at the advisors Mayor Emanuel has assembled.
Basically Mancow took offense to this because he believed it to be racist on it's face. Lewis does have a reputation for having a big mouth since well she has generated controversy for her comments in the past. So hey she can take her shots against figures at CPS or the Mayor himself, but one could only say that she needs to use more tact in her statements. Of course, not everyone can do that and will continue to generate controversy.

Some want her to run against Mayor Emanuel or better yet use the heft of the Chicago Teacher's Union against the Mayor in 2015. Time will tell but it has been in the news within the past few months that there was a petition drive being organize at least with the help of the teacher's union. A petition drive helped out Chicago's first Black Mayor Harold Washington years ago, perhaps this time it can help the next right person to be Mayor of Chicago.

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