In yesterday’s (shockingly popular G-File; thanks for the kind notes btw) I discussed Bill Maher’s season finale which I had the misfortune of watching. I didn’t have room to get into it in the G-File (Kathryn has a rule that no columns can be longer than the “M” section of the St. Louis phone book) but DL Hughley was one of the guests on the panel. I kind of like him in movies. Who can forget his seminal performance as the voice of the gadgetmobile in Inspector Gadget 2?
But he really was a caricature on the panel. He offered one of the most popular table-thumpers in black lefty politics. I’m paraphrasing of course but he said something to the effect of “We keep hearing about how there’s so much work to be done for blacks [or on race], but what I want to know is when the f*** are we even going to get started?”
Um, where do Brown v Board of Ed, the desgregation of the Armed Forces, the 1964 and 1965 Civil Rights Acts, the 1968 Fair Housing Act, affirmative action, the EEOC, massive donations to the United Negro College Fund, historic black homeownership, countless black CEOs, and — oh yeah — the Civil frickin’ War fit into a worldview which says we haven’t gotten started yet?