Who's stoking racial fires?
By Wendy Jacobson,
Courtland Milloy [“It’s well before Halloween, but a caldron of hatred is brewing in D.C.,” Metro, Sept. 22] has a lot of nerve. The racist and ugly comments coming into The Post about Vincent C. Gray’s victory in the Sept. 14 primary election are hideous and indefensible. But given that Mr. Milloy spewed some pretty heavy bile of his own over the past month, his surprise about these comments is a bit hard to take.
On Sept. 16, he wrote, “people who need more time to gloat and wave their fists, take it.” He called Fenty supporters “myopic little twits.” He spent a couple of columns before that boiling the complexities of school reform down to a simple formula of white people stepping on the necks of black people. After fanning the flames, can he really be shocked by the fire?
If Mr. Milloy’s goal is to keep the “caldron of hatred” burning in the District, he’s on the right path. It would be much better for all of us, though, if he used his bully pulpit for the common good instead.
| September 23, 2010; 7:00 PM ET
Categories: D.C., D.C. politics, Fenty, Mayor Fenty, Vincent Gray, education, media, race, schools
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