Wed, 2015-02-18 16:27 News Staff
By Walter E. Williams
Today's liberals are not racists, but they often behave that way. They wouldbenefit immensely from considering some of the arguments in award-winning scholar Dr. Shelby Steele's forthcoming book, "Shame: How America's Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country." Steele, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, explains that in matters of race, there is an ideological vision that completely ignores truth — a visionhe calls "poetic truth." In literature, poetic license takes liberties with grammatical rules, as well as realities, in orderto create a more beautiful or powerful effect than would be otherwise possible. Liberals have a poetic commitment to black victimization as the explanation for the many problems affecting a large segment of the black community.