Let me axe you a question. What would you call an antique enuretic university professor who is…
✅ Pro-affirmative action, and
✅ A stock MLK idolater
The answer, of course, is a white bigot supremacist KKKKKKKK Grand Master Jim Crow Nazi. Those likely being a few of the more abstemious descriptions that 80 year-old Duke professor Jerry Hough has accumulated in the past few days from critics on the left. Obviously a cohort renowned for its stoicism doesn’t level such a fusillade profligately. So how many Good Boys did this geriatric juggernaut coldly dispatch kneeling on the steps of their church? None of which he will presently admit. Though what has been proven beyond dispute is his authorship of the following comment to a newspaper editorial.
This editorial is what is wrong. The Democrats are an alliance of Westchester and Harlem, of Montgomery County and intercity Baltimore. Westchester and Montgomery get a Citigroup asset stimulus policy that triples the market. The blacks get a decline in wages after inflation.
But the blacks get symbolic recognition in an utterly incompetent mayor who handled this so badly from beginning to end that her resignation would be demanded if she were white. The blacks get awful editorials like this that tell them to feel sorry for themselves.
In 1965 the Asians were discriminated against as least as badly as blacks. That was reflected in the word “colored.” The racism against what even Eleanor Roosevelt called the yellow races was at least as bad.
So where are the editorials that say racism doomed the Asian-Americans. They didn’t feel sorry for themselves, but worked doubly hard.
I am a professor at Duke University. Every Asian student has a very simple old American first name that symbolizes their desire for integration. Virtually every black has a strange new name that symbolizes their lack of desire for integration. The amount of Asian-white dating is enormous and so surely will be the intermarriage. Black-white dating is almost non-existemt because of the ostracism by blacks of anyone who dates a white.
It was appropriate that a Chinese design won the competition for the Martin Luther King state. King helped them overcome. The blacks followed Malcolm X.
Each of our skins are of differing depth, though I’ll concede to finding myself somewhat disappointed with the potency of his venom given its lavish promotion. I’m not even certain it’s infused with more Hate than a typical episode of Family Feud.
But opinions vary. And one of those is held by a prancing show-pony named Mark Anthony Neal. Mr. Neal is a Professor of Black Popular Culture in the Department of African and African-American Studies at Duke University, where he lectures on black popular culture, black masculinity, and sexism and homophobia in Black communities. He is the founder and managing editor of the blog NewBlackMan. He hosts the weekly webcast Left of Black in collaboration with the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University. Also a frequent commentator for NPR, he contributes to several on-line media outlets, including HuffPost Black Voices and SeeingBlack.com. For readers still finding the issue improbably opaque, Professor Neal is extremely black. And in his extremely black opinion, Mr. Hough’s missive was tantamount to a micro-noose.
The enormity of the implication surely doesn’t elude any readers here. Though the ancient bigot is holding fast to his scruples.
“Martin Luther King was my hero and I was a big proponent of all the measures taken at the time, including Affirmative Action,” he wrote. “But the degree of integration is not what I expected, and it is time to ask why and to change our approach. I am, of course, strongly against the toleration of racial discrimination. I do not know what racial intolerance means in modern code words and hesitate to comment on that specific comment.
“The issue is whether my comments were largely accurate. In writing me, no one has said I was wrong, just racist. The question is whether I was right or what the nuanced story is since anything in a paragraph is too simple.
“I don’t know if you will find anyone to agree with me,” (Hough) told the News Observer. “Anyone who says anything is [called] a racist and ignorant, as I was called by a colleague. The question is whether you want to get involved in the harassment and few do. I am 80 and figure I can speak the truth as I see it. Ignorant I am not.”
Recoil at the horrors of Alzheimers. Our old boy actually thinks the salient issues are logic and truth rather than RACIST!! What a curious anachronism. That may have worked for putting men on the moon, but you’re not going to reach the inner filaments of privilege without understanding the technology of modern accusation.
But he’s not entirely ignorant at least. Rather simply an old liberal idly gazing outside when the Overton Window decapitated him on its leftward scream. Of course he was ignorant to ever imagine the lissome liberalism of his youth wasn’t going to season into the pocked, tyranical hideosity now yowling for marrow. But perhaps Mr. Hough will grow wiser for this tumult. He’s got the rest of his life to absorb the lesson.