Words like "evil" and "fluke election" are being bandied about in a trio of items over the past few days by left-wing groups to describe the Wake County school board and the elimination of the diversity policy.
In a post today, the liberal N.C. Social Justice Project writes that "one of the few bright spots to emerge over the Wake County School Board disaster has been the cooperation of so many diverse and previously unrelated groups and individuals."
The group also calls Tuesday's letter by the Rev. William Barber, president of the state NAACP, and the Rev. Nancy Petty, senior pastor of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, "a wonderful summary of what everyone is so deeply concerned about and why, deep down, it is so evil."
Schofield's column focuses on Monday's rally at Pullen Memorial and Barber's call for a mass demonstration in Raleigh on July 20. He repeatedly writes about the "positive energy" coming from groups fighting the elimination of the diversity policy.
"However unlikely its presence at the epicenter of this debate might have seemed a year or two ago, now that Wake County has been thrust into the center of the fight for social justice, let's hope progressive advocates continue to do things with the same level of passion and positive energy that has marked their work thus far," Schofield writes.
In an article today in People's World, the publication also reports on this week's Wake school actions. According to its web site, the People's World is the "direct descendant of the Daily Worker" and "we enjoy a special relationship with the Communist Party USA."