Tuesday, February 28, 2017
And On Top Of Everything Else, She's A Clueless White Person
We all knew that the new Secretary of Education, who barely squeaked into her job on a Mike Pence-tie-breaking vote, was a right-wing nut. But did we know she was an idiot? A lot of us did, but for the benefit of everyone who hadn't noticed, DeVos has proved it beyond a doubt.
You see, according to DeVos, historically black colleges and universities are all about school choice. They are, she opined, "living proof that when more options are provided to students, they are afforded greater access and greater quality."
And of course the Interwebs erupted. "As if 'white/colored' water fountains were about beverage options," one clever wag tweeted.
So let's take this a little further. In Betsy DeVos's twisted, racist, right-wing world:
Abduction into slavery was a free cruise to the Americas.
Segregated waiting rooms in train and bus stations were a sincere effort to give African Americans more privacy on the road.
Southern restaurants and gas stations barring black drivers from their public rest rooms? Just a desire to acquaint them with the splendors of roadside nature.
Sitting in the back of the bus was a safety measure. You can get killed in a crash if you're too close to the front.
Disenfranchisement? A kindly crusade to free up black Americans' schedules on Election Day.
You know what? We're sure that DeVos still doesn't get it. She must be stumped: What did she say that was so wrong? She probably has the most astonished expression on a white person's face since the cast of "La La Land" learned they'd lost the Oscar on Sunday night. We cats HISS.