Star Parker

His point of contention was that we weren't living up to these standards and that without them, everyone, black and white, was in jeopardy. He exhorted the nation to live up to its own unrealized ideals.

But, instead of a nation, under God, with one law, where all are judged by character and not by skin color, we created a nation of teams. A reality show that makes skin color the standard and character incidental.

Regarding the new racial wars on "Survival," one black journalist frets that the stereotypes that the black team might generate will have nothing to do with her own reality.

Yes, and what does the left-wing agenda of the Congressional Black Caucus have to do with me and millions of other conservative black Christians?

Corporations, allegedly to help blacks, pour millions of dollars into the NAACP to promote an agenda that is anathema to these same millions of black Christians.

The sad state of affairs is evident in an article in this month's Harvard Business Review called "Rethinking Political Correctness."

The authors, after extolling the achievements of diversity laws over the last 40 years, share with us a groundbreaking conclusion of their research that political correctness cannot solve all problems in the workplace. "Our work suggests that high-quality relationships cannot be mandated." No kidding. Praise the Lord for the Harvard Business School.

The article goes on to report behavioral guidelines the authors recommend, from their research, that individuals can use to contend with "tensions" that emerge from "diversity-related dilemmas" in the workplace.

Children once learned civility at church and at home. Now it's not a matter of right and wrong, but of "constructive engagement."

I think CBS has done us a favor by holding a mirror up to the country. We just need to decide if we want a reality show or a great nation.

The former may be good for CBS's ratings. I'd prefer living in the latter.


Star Parker

Star Parker is founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a 501c3 think tank which explores and promotes market based public policy to fight poverty, as well as author of the newly revised Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America's Poor and What We Can do About It.