Rand Paul, Victim
Note: My thoughts and fervent best wishes go out to everyone in Boston. At this early juncture I feel that’s all that can be responsibly said.
Paul acknowledged criticism for the speech he gave at Howard University Wednesday, saying, “I think some think a white person is not allowed to talk about black history … which I think is unfair.”
Here’s Coates’ response, which is far more civil than Paul deserves:
Rand Paul went to Howard University, lied, and then got his ass kicked…[and] having gotten his ass kicked, his answer is to not to reflect but to make an allegation of racial discrimination.
One of the things I try to do in my work is — in general — take people at their word. It’s very hard to communicate about anything without good faith. This, of course, assumes that communication is the goal. That was my assumption about Rand Paul. I was clearly wrong.
You know, I liked Rand Paul’s trollspeech a whole lot better when Mitt Romney gave it.