O.K. gang! It’s time to play Guess What’s Worse than Slavery! You know the rules: I’ll read a quote and you’ll have 60 seconds to guess what the speaker is talking about. This week’s prize is a life time-supply of Grifter Grits, the breakfast of quitters everywhere.
O.K., everybody ready? Here’s the quote:
“It’s just like the old South, and it’s long past time that we prohibited it.”
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Yes! What’s your guess?
No, it’s not an pack of teabaggers screaming racist epithets at black members of Congress!
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Great, another contestant! What’s your guess?
Ooo, I’m sorry! It isn’t a gaggle of “Birthers” claiming that President Obama is really a citizen of Keny- [Bzzt!]
All right, another guess! Speak up so everyone can hear you…
That’s absolutely correct! According to Arizona’s schools chief Tom Horne, the Tucson school district’s Mexican-American studies program is just like the Old South.
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Horne made the comment today when Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill that prohibits classes that advocate ethnic solidarity, that are designed primarily for students of a particular race or that promote resentment toward a certain ethnic group. According to Horne, who has battled to get the bill passed for years, the program teaches Latino students that they’re oppressed by white people. What a crazy idea!
That’s all for now. Tune in next time for Guess What’s Worse than Slavery!