Wednesday, April 26, 2006

A thoughtful reaction to Alfonso Jackson's preference for "the best"

Polimom, Too: Myths, strawmen, and "the best" for New Orleans:
"It's impossible to know the context of this quote, but it's presented as if he said it in a single paragraph. If he did, then the U.S. Housing Secretary has apparently bought into one of the most damaging myths accompanying New Orleanians: that poor = criminal. This is a strawman that has caused astounding damage, and by lumping everyone together in the same breath, he compounds the problem."

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