Starting tomorrow, The word "segregation" forever! Do women, on average, get paid 80 percent as much as men for doing the same work?
A paradox lurks inside the answer to your question. In truth, no one believes that familiar old claim—but within our self-impressed liberal tribe, everyone likes to say it!
We've lost a lot of regard for Candidate Harris as we watch her "misspeak" all over the campaign trail, even as serious issues of corporate looting go unaddressed. In fairness, Rachel Maddow remains the all-time champion of this rolling gong-show.
Anthropologists tell us that this is what our species was like all along. We're not sure if these experts are right—but last week, our reports on the subject went exactly like this:
Tuesday, May 28: PolitiFact explains the pay gap again! Grim future scholars respond.Women get 80 cents for the same work! Our tribe loves to say it!
Wednesday, May 29: PolitiFact cast in the Sisyphus role! The long-suffering Fact-Checker's Tale.
Thursday, May 30: We've been reciting this fiction for years! Saving Cable Star Maddow.
Friday, May 31: Brilliant young scrionly bes maintain tribal script! Harvard, Yale crash and burn.
Our enduring love for the word "segregation" seems to come from a similar place. We specifically refer to claims concerning "segregated schools."
Tomorrow, we'll start to look at modern claims from our tribe concerning "segregated schools." We'll review a list of fascinating basic facts, even as we note our tribe's complete disinterest in the sorts of things which actually happen inside low-income schools.
Do our beloved claims about "segregated schools" make sense? Or do these claims perhaps resemble our beloved tribal claims about that 77 or 80 cents?
Anthropologists call that a very good question! This fascinating exposition may extend through more than one week. Some say we may even get an early look at the syndrome known in the future as Professoriate Down!