A former Texas state official this week questioned a biracial California high school student’s Harvard acceptance, asking on Twitter if he was admitted on “merit” or “quota.”
Drake Johnson tweeted a photo of himself on Wednesday holding his Harvard acceptance letter and sporting the Ivy League university’s sweatshirt, adding: “It’s official, I’m Harvard bound.”
George Clayton, a former member of the Texas state board of education, according to the Dallas Morning News, responded to the tweet.
“Congrats,” Clayton wrote. “Were you admitted on merit or quota?”
and how classy Mr. Johnson’s response was…
Johnson’s mother slammed Clayton’s tweet, telling the paper that it was “frustrating” and racist.
"Why do you care, and why are you asking that particular question to a kid who is clearly of some type of mixed race?" she said. "That is just so frustrating."
She also praised her son’s response.
So sick of these people and their ‘’economic anxiety,’’ I don’t know what to do.
Some folks need to mind their damn business.
Oh, and congrats to Mr. Johnson!
Look out, y’all...from the Dallas Morning News
He was accepted to 10 schools — including Cornell, Dartmouth and Brown — and said he plans on becoming president of the United States in 2044.
And that, my friends, is why people like Mr. Clayton hate President Barack Obama so much.
Lawd...from the Texas Observer
From 2011 to 2012, George Clayton was a moderate Republican member on the notoriously extreme Texas State Board of Education — a “voice of sanity,” Texas Freedom Network board-watcher Dan Quinn once called him. Halfway through Clayton’s term on the board, activists on the religious right began spreading speculation about his sexuality, and Clayton issued a statement that he did, in fact, “have a male partner who lives with me in my home.” In his bid for re-election, which would have made him the first openly gay Texas Republican elected to such a high position, he finished last in a three-way primary. “I think the party, even before the primary, was working against me,” Clayton told the Observer recently. “I’m convinced of it.”
Which… you know, that’s kind of a foul thing that happened to Mr. Clayton...and it appears to be the reason that he became a Dem... but then there is this
There’s also a Trumpian directness in Clayton’s manner. To improve education, he once suggested, Texas ought to “keep parents as far from the schools as possible.” In a March Facebook post, he wondered if he was alone in his estimation that Fox News personality Juan Williams “is a paid Obama ass licker.”
So there is that from this
tired-ass white queen bigot as well…and, by his own admission and in his own words, Mr. Clayton is a ‘’life long Republican.’’
From everything that I have been reading, it seems that George Clayton was a actually a voice of moderation on the Texas School Board and he was outed for that reason by the rabid fundies.
I do have to wonder if Mr. Clayton is taking a page out of George Wallace’s book by not being ‘’out-niggered, again’’
Of course, Mr. Clayton is out and gay and has been partnered for over 30 years...and the bigots will NEVER allow him to forget that.