This is how the professor began his piece:
“What would you say if you found out that our public schools were teaching children that it is not true that it’s wrong to kill people for fun or cheat on tests? Would you be surprised? I was.”
The problem, as the professor described it, is that a generation of Americans has been taught that there is no moral truth. There may be scientific truth and historical truth, but no moral truth.
The professor is, of course, right, as some of us — overwhelmingly from religious perspectives — have been lamenting for decades.
Now we have another example of the denial of moral truths. Last week, a number of leftists — black and white — announced that it is racist to label the rioters and looters in Baltimore “thugs.” Even though both the black mayor of Baltimore and the black president of the United States did so, the left-wing argument is that the term “thug” is never applied to whites, only to blacks. The T-word is, in effect, the new N-word.
Soledad O’Brien, former CNN anchor, on CNN’s “Reliable Sources”:
“I think when you examine when the word is used, it’s used to describe the actions of people of color, specifically people who are in the inner city.
“I can’t think of a situation where there’s ever been a headline or someone has called a white young person who is in the middle of a violent protest demonstration, whatever, a thug. We use it all the time when we’re talking about people in the inner city.
“Thugs” [is] a proxy, a word we use instead of the N-word.”
Baltimore City Councilman Carl Stokes interviewed by Erin Burnett on CNN:
Isn’t “thugs” the right word to describe the rioters and looters? CNN’s Erin Burnett asked the councilman:
He responded: “No, it’s not the right word to call our children ‘thugs.’ These are children who have been set aside, marginalized, who have not been engaged by us.”