A historically diverse field of Democratic presidential candidates _ a woman, a black, an Hispanic and five whites _ denounced an hours-old Supreme Court affirmative action ruling Thursday night and said the nation's slow march to racial unity is far from over.
"We have made enormous progress, but the progress we have made is not good enough," said Sen. Barack Obama, the son of a man from Kenya and a woman from Kansas.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the first female candidate with a serious shot at the presidency, drew the night's largest cheer when she suggested there was a hint of racism in the way AIDS is addressed in this country.
"Let me just put this in perspective: If HIV-AIDS were the leading cause of death of white women between the ages of 25 and 34 there would be an outraged, outcry in this country," said the New York senator.
Smells like pandering around here...
I still challenge the Democrats to come up with a plan to dismantle No Child Left Behind and to make education a top priority for the nation. In the absence of that, I'd just remind folks of what I said in my original post about the court ruling -- that while SOME inner-city kids benefited from being bused to the suburbs, there were many more who were stuck where they lived.
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