You want to have a conversation on race? Ok, great. I’ll go first.
If you want to be taken seriously on matters pertaining to race, then stop acting like race is all that matters, that it’s a pure, unqualified entitlement.
The Congressional Black Caucus? Not serious. Oh, I believe they really mean it when they propose the horrendous and idiotic misanthrope Sheila Jackson Lee as head of Homeland Security; by serious, though, I mean logical, thoughtful, wise. Logical, thoughtful, wise people do not support a policy of careerism for ignorant, shameless, foul-mouthed, bullying hacks. Why? Because, in the first place, ignorant, shameless, foul-mouthed, bullying hacks don’t deserve to have their careers boosted, and in the second, they will make you look bad.
Oh, sure, Lee is currently a ranking member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security. She’s also a full-on narcissistic harpy who treats her own employees as if they were slaves in a buyer’s market. Imagine her trying to run one of the largest bureaucracies in government, employing the Pol Pot management style she currently employs among her congressional staffers. The whole department would probably defect, en masse, to Ecuador.
Of course, this may simply be the CBC’s strategy for getting rid of an embarrassing member. In which case: shrewd move guys!