“Using the wrong tool for the job is a problem that extends beyond the dining room. The set of practices required for a young man to secure his safety on the streets of his troubled neighborhood are not the same as those required to place him on an honor roll, and these are not the same as the set of practices required to write the great American novel. The way to guide him through this transition is not to insult his native language. It is to teach him a new one.”
— Romney’s Side Course of Culture (Via NYT)
I can’t say how much I love that Ta-Nehisi Coates gets an occasional spot in the NY Times.
This entire article is MUST READ