New York Times Columnist Line of the Day

If you frequent this here premier “web log,” there’s a good chance you may once or twice have read the New York Times op-ed page. You might even recognize the names of the columnists, who every day spout the most conventionally wise of the conventional wisdom. This is a feature that is dedicated to these folks, highlighting one line that is either funny, ridiculous, strange, or actually intelligent or well-written.

Today’s is from David Brooks, who in his column today, “Class Prejudice Resurgent,” writes:

There has been a migration away from prejudice based on genetics to prejudice based on class.

This is the same bullshit thing racists have been saying for decades: It’s not race—it’s class. Bullshit. It’s race. And it’s racism. I’m not saying David Brooks is a racist, but he should be aware that he’s aping their vernacular and making their point.


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