I had to scratch my head when Sen. Kamala Harris in effect blamed Vice President Joe Biden for how Harris ("That Little Girl Was Me") was bused as a child to an all-white school.
Was she blaming Biden for her getting bused to an all-white school? Was Biden to blame for her the all-white school? Was she buses to an all-white school from a black neighborhood.
Her media minions gave her points for her attack, revealing not just their bias, but their ignorance of history.
Years ago, racial integration was the quintessential test of progressive purity. Supporting busing to achieve racial integration was the come-to-Jesus moment for anyone wanting to avoid the badge of racism. Black children had to be bused to schools in white neighborhoods. White kids bused the other way. Just being in proximity to one another was the progressive/liberal/Democratic solution for ending segregation, stereotypes, low self-esteem and poverty.
If that sounds racist by today's standards, I guess you could call it that. Progressive racism.
Is that what Biden is guilty of? Does Harris now disavow progressive efforts to end de facto school racial segregation? Does Harris even know what the point was?
So here's the irony: Harris is hurling nasties at Bidden (whether or not he supported "busing to achieve racial integration") because he was around when the progressive ideal was something that Harris now condemns?
Harris is counting on her young progressive supporters to be ignorant of history and practitioners of uncritical thinking. In this, she's probably right.