Amid the action of the campaign, the real drama of the new Pete film is watching a person who is still becoming comfortable with himself, and doing so on the biggest stage imaginable, unsure of how, or exactly how much, to share himself with the world: https://t.co/3ym03KBEnt
— Ruby Cramer (@rubycramer) November 8, 2021
It’s on Amazon Prime, and I’m interested, not least because now-Transportation Secretary Pete has been doing yeoman service recently…
Transportation @SecretaryPete: " If an underpass was constructed such that a bus carrying mostly Black and Puerto Rican kids to a beach, […] in New York was designed too low for it to pass by, that that obviously reflects racism that went into those design choices." pic.twitter.com/0XWkDZehYM
— The Hill (@thehill) November 8, 2021
Note, for the historical record: This was never disputed, much less secret, when I was growing up in the Bronx in the 1960s. Most of the grownups I knew worked for the city, and during beach seasons Moses was routinely applauded for ‘keeping Jones Beach safe for taxpayers’ by making it difficult for ‘the coloreds’ to access (so unlike Rockaway Beach, declared ‘spoiled’).
There is a direct line between people guffawing at Buttigieg's example of how transportation choices reflected racism and opposition to teaching about how racism inflected American decision-making. https://t.co/7sm93faCkO
— Philip Bump (@pbump) November 8, 2021
Moses' (correct) assumption was that the vast majority of car owners at the time were white, while black and Latino kids, in particular, would be more likely to take the bus to the beach. And Moses wanted to keep black and Latino kids from going to the beach. pic.twitter.com/Z9RJPcxKGe
— James Surowiecki (@JamesSurowiecki) November 8, 2021
this incident is very illustrative of how the people who laughed at buttigieg for using a real example of structural racism and the people who can’t stop screaming about CRT is just a big circle https://t.co/PUvDHdcyzE
— kilgore trout, uatx professor of turnip studies (@KT_So_It_Goes) November 9, 2021
The funniest bit is that he remains amazingly good at simple effective messaginghttps://t.co/irQ3291gLo
— veto players stan account (@Convolutedname) November 9, 2021
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