No tolerance of what? Black children seated in the backs of school buses? Ever? Is that only the last row of the bus, or maybe the last three rows? Should only white schoolchildren sit in the back rows so that the black kids don’t have to be traumatized and have their civil rights viciously ripped away by some evil, white bus driver?
I’m not identifying the town in Louisiana or the name of the school bus driver. That community, and this woman, have already been smeared enough.
But a country that features Black Entertainment Television, Miss Black America pageants, and more recently, a reality TV show that pits one race of teammates against another race, ought to decide once and for all if we want to segregate or not.
Personally, I prefer a nation of united Americans. I’m sick of affirmative action quotas, the phrase “African-American”, and the ever-present race-baiters like Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.
The real racists are people who want to demonize little old ladies who drive school buses while ignoring real instances of bigotry.
No one really believes that racism doesn’t exist. Of course there are still narrow-minded, ignorant people who hate someone because of the color of their skin. But we’ve come a long way since the days of Rosa Parks, the brave woman who stood up to segregation.
Sadly, making a federal case out of an apparently innocent act like this one takes us right back there.