Wow, I never expected the Democrats to callously use race as an issue…well, maybe I did.
Via the Washington Examiner:
House Democrats received training this week on how to raise the issue of race to defend government programs, according to training materials obtained by The Washington Examiner.
The prepared content of a Tuesday presentation to the House Democratic Caucus and staff indicates that Democrats will seek to portray apparently neutral free-market rhetoric as being charged with racial bias, conscious or unconscious.
In her distributed remarks, Maya Wiley of the Center for Social Inclusion criticized “conservative messages [that are] racially ‘coded’ and had images of people of color that we commonly see used” and proposed tactics for countering the Republicans’ (presumably) racially-coded rhetoric.
According to Wiley’s group’s website, “right-wing rhetoric has dominated debates of racial justice – undermining efforts to create a more equal society, and tearing apart the social safety net in the process” for over 25 years. Wiley had been invited to run the Democrats “through their strategy and how they message and talk about stuff” pertaining to race and fiscal policy, a staffer for Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., explained.
And in true Orwellian, 180 degree rule fashion, the Center for Social Inclusion is all about division and exclusion – exactly the opposite of what their name claims.
I looked at the website of the Center for Social Inclusion to check up on Maya…and guess who was in her bio?
A veritable who’s who of left wing activism and one a hell of a lot of money…
Geroge Soros (Open Society Foundation), The Tides Foundation/Tides Center funded by Teresa Heinz-Kerry (The Heinz Endowment), The Ford Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation and the ACLU.
Maya Wiley is the founder and President of the Center for Social Inclusion. A civil rights attorney and policy advocate, Maya has litigated, lobbied the U.S. Congress and developed programs to transform structural racism in the U.S. and in South Africa.
Prior to founding the Center for Social Inclusion, Maya was a senior advisor on race and poverty to the Director of U.S. Programs of the Open Society Institute and helped develop and implement the Open Society Foundation – South Africa’s Criminal Justice Initiative. She has worked for the American Civil Liberties Union National Legal Department, in the Poverty and Justice Program of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. and in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Maya previously served on the boards of Human Rights Watch, the Institute on Race and Poverty at the University of Minnesota School of Law and the Council on Foreign Relations. She currently chairs the Tides Network Board and was named a NY Moves magazine 2009 Power Woman. In 2011 Wiley was named as one of “20 Leading Black Women Social Activists Advocating Change” by The Root.com.
Maya has authored an article, “Talk About Race Right: the Why and How of Persuasive Race Talk” for the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies 2012 Focus magazine. She was a contributing author to the 2010 Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity’s (PRE) Critical Issues Forum, Vol. 3 and to the National Urban League’s 2006 State of Black America Report. Additionally, Maya authored a chapter on race, equity and land use planning (“Smart Growth and the Legacy of Segregation in Richland County, South Carolina”) in Growing Smarter: Achieving Livable Communities, Environmental Justice and Regional Equity (The MIT Press: Cambridge, MA, 2007). Maya holds a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law (1989) and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Dartmouth College (1986).
Maya and her band of merry men fight structural racism, which is a more acceptable way to say “it’s the cracker’s fault”:
Racism, it’s what’s for dinner…well, actually it is cultural Marxism, racism is for dessert.
Stacy McCain has more as well – and links to other great conservative bloggers. We don’t have a tip jar so go freakin’ hit theirs.