Newsmax.com, March 10
Oops. Supposedly liberal supporters of what they call “affirmative action” apparently have second thoughts when they’re the victims of it.
U.S. Rep. Chris Bell, a freshman “European-American” Democrat in Texas, is furious after being crushed in the primary yesterday by Al Green, a former head of Houston’s chapter of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
‘Color of Your Skin’
Bell, placed in a mostly non-white area by redistricting, courtesy of the majority Republicans, fumed, “I’m not going to stand here and pretend that it’s not somewhat heartbreaking when you’ve spent your entire career in public service fighting for diversity, championing diversity, to suddenly be placed in a situation where many people do not want to look past the color of your skin.”
Yes, he has a dream, but too late.
Perhaps Bell should have taken a cue from Back Bay Boston Brahman blue blood John Kerry and claimed to be black.