February 22, 2011
End Soft Bigotry Against Arab World
Issandr Amrani, The Guardian
There is a phrase coined in 2004 by Michael Gerson, a speechwriter for George W Bush best-known for having come up with "axis of evil", that I've always liked. In a speech about education, he bemoaned "the soft bigotry of lowered expectations" that he believed existed against disadvantaged children.
TAGGED: Morocco, Libya, Arabs