I have a piece in the YDN today on the failure of the Racial Privacy Initiative last week in California here. Connerly has taken on for himself the mantle of Dr. King, and American conservatives have been all too eager to validate the parallel. Henry Payne, in a recent article in the National Review, hailed Connerly as a leader of the "new civil-rights movement." The same conservatives who have invested decades in promulgating myths of a "classless society," would like similarly to see race, and racial inequality, erased from the political discourse. But Dr. King warned decades ago against those who seek a negative peace, which is the absence of tension, before a positive peace, which is the presence of justice...


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