- Apr 2010
- Pittsburgh, PA
Conservatives must reckon with their policies’ discriminatory effects. That would be more likely if liberals stopped carelessly crying bigot.
Liberals and conservatives may never agree on whether or how deeply bigotry infects American conservatism. They don’t need to. What America needs is a conservatism whose devotees feel less stigmatized, and who earn that lack of stigma by trying harder to disentangle their support of small government and traditional morality from America’s history of bigotry. To make that possible, liberals and conservatives each need something from the other.
Let's try something different. Please refrain from commenting without reading the entire article. It's an interesting read.
The idea is that both sides give something and everyone moves forward. But they won't. Everyone would rather point fingers than give up something that is actually counter-productive to their goals.