Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
September 05, 2002
POLITICS: IS SILENCE ON RACE GOOD?

WARD CONNERLY'S RACIAL PRIVACY INITIATIVE, which would ban the government from collecting data on race/ethnicity or labelling people by their race/ethnicity, is set (if I have my facts straight) to face the California voters this fall. Is it just me, or does it appear that this piece , by a friend of former Harvard Law School professor Derrick Bell, is supportive of the goals of the Racial Privacy Initiative (to wit, getting people to stop identifying themselves and others by color), while this piece by National Review Online culture warrior Stanley Kurtz can be read as an eloquent attack on Connerly's initiative as disarming conservatives of one of the few weapons they have for exposing discrimination?

UPDATE: The Racial Privacy Initiative won't be on the ballot until March 2004. Lesson: I don't understand California politics.

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