FIghting The New Jim Crow

Here's a lovely piece on Ward Connerly's battles against race quotas. It just happens to be a defense of politics as well.

Why does Connerly, now almost 70, keep at it?

"I was born in the Deep South. All my life I've fought against the notion that my skin color suggested something about me. It would betray everything I believe in if I were to change that now."

Sometimes--sometimes--American politics produce true nobility.