I Still Don’t Know What Kamala Harris and Joe Biden Are Arguing About
Politicized interpretations of the problem ignore what is causing the problem in the first place
After a reading an informative piece about busing and race from an esteemed Medium writer I realized that many people are really wondering what Biden and Harris were arguing about. Politicians aren’t usually coherent in their timed debates and they do an even worse job at being succinct. What they do instead is confuse people with loaded soundbites.
Busing did not quell racism, what it did do was evolve it into a phenomena even more complex than outright slavery and Jim Crow. So much so that you have people thinking that certain stealthy acts of racism is a right or a personal or even religious choice not to be confused with being a racist.
That in and of itself is a remarkable thought-process in upholding or perpetuating the socioeconomic benefits of inequality of which racism is but one of many capitalistic tools.
No one including Ms. Harris has questioned why there are sub-standard schools in operation in the most prosperous country on earth in the first place. How and why should this absurdity be occurring? Busing only exaggerated inequality and the callousness of our institutions, it seems.
And as for the matter of choice of going to any school you want within reasonable distance that offers certain curriculum or diversity that suits the interests of both students and the parents, why would busing be that big of a deal in the expression of freedom that is alleged to be found in the so called land of the free?
While we keep ignoring the root cause of the problem many fail to see how multifaceted this scourge of racializations has become due to that callous ignorance embedded in it.
Joe Biden is simply using a form of politicization — a deception, when he says “I did not oppose busing in America. What I opposed is busing ordered by the Department of Education. That’s what I opposed.”
Classic straw man tactic because what that means is that all the extenuating racism that came from busing stems from the Department of Education ordering it. Think about that.
The primary functions of the Department of Education are to “establish policy for, administer and coordinate most federal assistance to education, collect data on US schools, and to enforce federal educational laws regarding privacy and civil rights.” The Department of Education does not establish schools or colleges.
The unlawfulness begins with the ignorance of prejudice, hatred and bigotry of people — which amounts to and stems from this un-American solidarity of a plurality of whites — who advocate for their government to create this uneven playing field and then when faced with that aberrant consequentialism in constrast to the constitution, attempt to concede some moral equivalence by busing which not only perpetuate the vanity and insanity of whiteness but creates the preponderance of sub-standard schools in its wake.
Sounds like there should be a new deal implemented as an act to protect the standards and inviobility that has been issued as a basic human right. Since it has empirically been violated based on empirical evidence gleaned from several studies and societal outcomes reported and experienced as inequality.
Harris should be questioning why her parents’ tax dollars were not worthy of the same quality of schools found in the ones they bused her to. If those funds are inadequate then the government should subsidize it until they get sick and tired of subsidizing it. It should not be governed by callous people whose bias and lack of empathy would preven them from doing right by those communities.
If you have the right people in government then what usually follows is community development and better infrastructure to create economic opportunities with and for the human capital there in plain sight within any poor American community until there are enough tax dollars generated from that community to not need government subsidization. That is generally how community building which is a sub-category of nation building works…no?
We shouldn’t put people in government who leave us wondering or speculating what they are arguing about.
This opinion was inspired by a piece read in Our Human Family here.