This is a clip from a long but excellently written article in The Atlantic by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Politicians are suddenly eager to disown failed policies on American prisons, but they have failed to reckon with the history. Reconsidering Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s report on “The Negro Family,” 50 years later.
I don’t think badly of the many Hoosiers who are (IMHO) freaked out by the mind-blowing speed with which traditional views of gays, and a whole lot else, is changing. A whole worldview they were born into and grew up in is being shooed away and no one can say what comes next. Karen Armstrong says ‘all fundamentalism is a rooted in the fear of extinction.’ Many of us are dinosaurs on the way out. Pushback is not surprising though resistance seems futile.
This DID shock me a bit, in a good way. Overall I love the FCKH8 campaign. It’s bold, irreverent and totally in your face! On the other hand do we really want to instill the fear of rape into 10 year old girls?