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NYT Op/Ed: Tim Scott is a "Cynical Token," and No Symbol of Progress

The Original Alice Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 4:54 PM
But my point there was that white conservatives will elect black conservatives to represent them in their district. Quite enthusiastically, in fact. White liberals do not choose black liberals to represent them (with, of course, the obvious exception in the WH).

Remember, it isn't "progress" unless the Left approves.  On Monday, I wondered how race-obsessed liberals would react to a conservative, Indian-American, female governor appointing a conservative, African-American product of a single-parent home to the US Senate.  In the South.  To great fanfare and virtually universal applause on the Right.  In short, not well.  From today's repulsive New York Times column by Ivy League professor Adolph Reed, Jr:

When Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina announced on Monday that she would name Representative Tim Scott to the Senate, it seemed like another milestone...