I still don’t know what Kamala Harris and Joe Biden is arguing about.
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 the richest country in the world 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.
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.