• ZeroCoolOP
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    The GOP will be coming for Brown v Board of Education next, and you can bet your ass Clarence Thomas and the other right wing justices will be all for it.

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      I wonder if there will be a third school for Asian kids. Or do they go with black? Is it white and “other”?

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        Schools? Oh, we won’t have any of those when the GOP is done.

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          Silly you. There will be Catholic schools to teach the bible, and to teach girls how to be good submissive housewives.

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            No, actually. The current GOP stance on compulsory schooling is, “no”. They really don’t believe every child should be educated.

            I’m not even talking about kids with special needs or “just minorities”. They really don’t believe in compulsory education. It’s considered government overreach.

            The ideal GOP educational system is 100% private and only those who can afford it get to go. They couldn’t care less about literacy rates.

            They want the Bible taught in schools but they don’t want kids to actually read it. That would reveal what’s in it (liberal stuff everywhere!), after all.

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              It’s one of those things that depends on the situation. As it stands, they want “no compulsory education”, but it’s because they don’t like what the students will learn. However, if they could be assured that the compulsory education would be consistent with their views, then they would be all about compulsory education. No need to fear the Bible, there’s plenty of “help” interpreting it available to people reading it…

              Same on abortion rights. Currently the rhetoric is “well, it should be up to the states, not the federal government” but if they can ban it nationally, suddenly they would not be in favor of states like New York or California deciding for themselves.

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              Indirectly, this is why red states have the cheapest real estate values, but no one wants to move there. Economic value is literally centered around blue states, which have the highest literacy rates

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        Other and white mean whatever the ones in power mean. I recently learned that Russians often don’t see Caucasians (from the caucuses) as white.