Tuesday, September 2, 2008

James Meeks: Racist Full of Crap

That's what Eden Martin tells us today. Okay, not those exact words, but that's the gist of a well researched column in today's Chicago Tribune. Martin, president of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, points out the stupidity and naivete of Meek's CPS boycott today. Meeks, who is also a preacher, recently called Illinois "racist" because some school districts have more money than others, and organized CPS students to travel by bus today to suburban school districts to register there in protest of what he calls underfunding of Chicago's public schools. Meeks is a supporter and close associate of Barack Obama. Meeks rants against gay people and whites. "We don’t have slave masters," Meeks once told a congregation, "We got mayors. But they still the same white people who are presiding over systems where black people are not able, or to be educated." [Source] However, notes Martin, "In fact, among unit school districts, those that include both elementary and high schools, CPS was in the top 5 percent in terms of its operating expenditures per pupil." Eden Martin shows how ridiculous Meeks is. Meeks, however, does a better job at it than anybody else. Hat tip to Chicago Daily Observer.