WATCH: Michael Knowles Slams New York Times Over Pro-'Resegregation' Op-Ed

"What this new resegregation program mixes is the worst of the Left: race hustling, identity politics, and the self-esteem movement ..."

People walk past the front of the New York Times building on November 21, 2018 in New York City.
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The New York Times just featured an article on their website promoting segregation. Yes, really. The illogic of the Left strikes again with an article titled "I Love My Skin! Why Black Parents are Turning to Afrocentric Schools." Michael Knowles breaks down the idiocy on Tuesday's episode of "The Michael Knowles Show."

 

"Also in The New York Times today, a major article right there in the front part of the web site. 'I love My Skin! Why Black Parents Are Turning to Afrocentric Schools.' You could basically dismantle this entire argument for resegregation just from the headline, but let’s go on. It opens up: 'While New York City schools are deeply segregated, some black families are choosing an alternative to integration.'"

Knowles read a portion of the article where it seemed to compare the underground leader Harriet Tubman to former NFL second-string quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

"Because they’re the same, did you know that?" joked Knowles. "Colin Kaepernick, who’s a schmucky, left-wing, mediocre football player who decided to cash in and make zillions of dollars on race hustling. That guy, he’s the same as Harriet Tubman — a gun-wielding Republican who transported slaves through the underground railroad to their freedom. Colin Kaepernick, schmucky Nike spokesman. Harriet Tubman, one of the great heroes of American history, transports slaves to their freedom. They’re the same thing, that’s why they walk past the photos of them right on the same wall."

 

Knowles continued: "Actually, you know, the Left gets everything exactly backwards. So what this new resegregation program mixes is the worst of the Left: race hustling, identity politics, and the self-esteem movement — and replacing education with ideological indoctrination. The problem with this starts right from the first words of the article. ‘I love my skin.’ Why? Why do you love your skin? I don’t love my skin. I’m sorry, I love my skin because it protects my body and keeps me from diseases and keeps me from infections and means that I’m not just a walking hunk of raw flesh destined to die within minutes. So, I like my skin for that reason. Why do you like your skin? Why do you love your skin? It’s your skin. There’s nothing to love about that."

 

He continued: "'I love myself. I love my hair. I love my skin.' My hair has served me well, I’m not an Adonis of a man, so any luck I’ve had in picking up the ladies I can attribute to my locks, that’s probably my main physical gift. I don’t love my hair, why do you love your hair? What the Left does is idolatry. It makes idols out of meaningless things and it perverts therefore, not just religion, not just really what we talk about with idolatry, but therefore culture and therefore politics. Don’t love your skin, don’t love your hair, don’t love yourself… why do you love yourself?"

Video and transcript below:

Also in The New York Times today, a major article right there in the front part of the web site. “I love My Skin! Why Black Parents Are Turning to Afrocentric Schools.” You could basically dismantle this entire argument for resegregation just from the headline, but let’s go on. It opens up:

"While New York City schools are deeply segregated, some black families are choosing an alternative to integration."

By the way, just to get you through that, the alternative to integration is segregation. They’re saying black families are choosing segregation. You know, The New York Times, maybe they’re a little confused about language, they’re not so smart anymore. But that’s what they’re saying, they’re saying black families are choosing segregation. First paragraph:

“‘I love myself’, the group of mostly black children shouted in unison. ‘I love my hair, I love my skin.’ When it was time to settle down, their teacher raised her fist in a black power salute. The students did the same and the room hushed. As children filed out of the crammed school auditorium on their way to class, they walked by posters of Colin Kaepernick and Harriet Tubman.”

Because they’re the same, did you know that? Colin Kaepernick, who’s a schmucky, left-wing, mediocre football player who decided to cash in and make zillions of dollars on race hustling. That guy, he’s the same as Harriet Tubman - a gun-wielding Republican who transported slaves through the underground railroad to their freedom. Colin Kaepernick, schmucky Nike spokesman. Harriet Tubman, one of the great heroes of American history, transports slaves to their freedom. They’re the same thing, that’s why they walk past the photos of them right on the same wall. The article goes on:

“Those Afrocentric schools have a uniquely comprehensive approach, many of New York’s 1,800 public schools have specialized needs. There are engineering, math, and culinary schools. Others have Albanian, Urdu, or Bengali bilingual programs.”

And some are just about how cool blacks are, how you should love yourself and how great that schmucky Nike spokesman is. Unbelievable the way that they make these category errors on the Left. They’re saying, "look, some schools specialize in engineering, some schools specialize in math, and some schools specialize in radical black racial ideology." Those aren’t the same, so engineering,

math, literature, performing arts, those are academic categories. Black, is the color of the skin, those are not like categories.

Actually, you know, the Left gets everything exactly backwards. So what this new resegregation program mixes is the worst of the Left: race hustling, identity politics, and the self-esteem movement - and replacing education with ideological indoctrination. The problem with this starts right from the first words of the article. “I love my skin.” Why? Why do you love your skin? I don’t love my skin. I’m sorry, I love my skin because it protects my body and keeps me from diseases and keeps me from infections and means that I’m not just a walking hunk of raw flesh destined to die within minutes. So, I like my skin for that reason. Why do you like your skin? Why do you love your skin? It’s your skin. There’s nothing to love about that.

“I love myself. I love my hair. I love my skin.” My hair has served me well, I’m not an Adonis of a man, so any luck I’ve had in picking up the ladies I can attribute to my locks, that’s probably my main physical gift. I don’t love my hair, why do you love your hair? What the Left does is idolatry. It makes idols out of meaningless things and it perverts therefore, not just religion, not just really what we

talk about with idolatry, but therefore culture and therefore politics. Don’t love your skin, don’t love your hair, don’t love yourself… why do you love yourself?

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