The meaning behind "vouchers" explained
This post by Steve Gilliard on how to turn racist words into intelligent-sounding Conservospeak is hysterical. I particularly liked this section as it pertains to some of the hidden meanings behind the controversies over public schools, particularly the controversy involving vouchers.
Why do we pay so much for niggers to go to school? Let them fend for themselves and shift that money to our private academies where the kids actually learn.
Vouchers would give all parents school choice, public, private, parochial. Parents should choose whatever kind of learning they want their kids to have and if the public schools can't compete, then they won't get the money.
See, you have a code word, school choice, which sounds innocuous to the untrained ear, but to your fellow racists, means getting your kids away from those nigger infested public schools. It's such a neutral term that even non-racists will think it has the meaning ascribed to it in public.
By no means am I accusing all people who support vouchers of racism. But I can't resist pointing out who you are siding with when you side with people who are hellbent on getting as many kids out of schools with "poor discipline" or whatever the coded language is today. The voucher debate reminds me of the great strain on people who were trying to argue that their property taxes shouldn't be going to "urban" schools and whatnot during the Robin Hood debates in Texas. Actually, they still say that. But when they think there aren't any libruls listening, the tune changes, as I learned when I was looking at houses with my mom in the suburbs. One real estate agent said to me, after eyeballing me as a soon-to-be-breeder (as all young women are, you know), "And your kids will go to the Round Rock School District. I'm glad my kids are in a separate district and don't have to go to school with those people."
Ah, I wouldn't change living in the part of the country where people let their guards down for the world.