by Dr. Terry Stoops
Former Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
I don’t buy Effron’s explanation that the “editorial cartoon by Dennis Draughon is meant to point out that these members of the State Board are trying to wipe out from the social studies curriculum the record of racism which includes the Klan and the segregationist practices that were imposed in our state and nation’s history.” WRAL chief James Goodmon should fire Effron for insulting our intelligence.
Draughton clearly wanted to depict the Republican members of the board as racists. Otherwise, he would not have wrapped the symbol of the Republican Party in a damn KKK robe and wrote “GOP MEMBERS STATE SCHOOL BOARD” directly on it.