I see the ignorant jackass (i.e. conservative) Ross Douthat, in the New York Times this morning with the tired right wing line that it is long past time to see affirmative action come to an end in this country, because, after all, black people have it just great now.
Ross, how about this story:
"BOSTON — Police responding to a call about "two black males" breaking into a home near Harvard University ended up arresting the man who lives there – Henry Louis Gates Jr., the nation's pre-eminent black scholar."
Never mind that he had a Harvard ID, never mind that it was his house, for God's sake, never mind that he is a nationally known and respected professor. They arrested him anyway- can you guess why that might have happened? And in Cambridge, Massachusetts, not Selma, Alabama.
To paraphrase the line from the old TV show, "there are eight million lies in Conservative America- this has been one of them." Thanks for the good work, Ross.