American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several plants of the genus Smilacina, native to North America and Asia and having a plumelike cluster of small greenish-white flowers with a persistent perianth. Also called Solomon's plume.
“That is, it matters that Ward Connerly is a black man arguing against affirmative action, and that Cindy Sheehan is a dead soldier’s mother arguing against the war in Iraq, because who they are is seen as lending some kind of special credence to what they say.”
“Consider Jesse Jackson, whose denunciations of Mr. Connerly’s opposition to affirmative action degenerated into his calling Connerly a “house slave” and a “puppet of the white man.””
“In the July 22 Oakland Tribune, columnist Douglas Allen called Connerly 'a lackey . . . no friend of his race . . . a tool of the white elite.”
“Hart called Connerly a carpetbagger who has made more than $7 million by promoting Amendment”
“FWIW, I suspect many racists praise Ward Connerly and Clarence Thomas.”
“The person who has been most active in promoting this initiative is Ward Connerly, who was formerly a regent in the University of California system.”
“Thomas Sowell, Ward Connerly, Larry Elder, Star Parker and others are black voices on the right.”
“Now, the image of Connerly as the man whose commitment to colorblindness was created by conscience has been credibly challenged.”
“For years, I admired Connerly for being willing to endure all sorts of ugly insults merely for believing that public-sector efforts to expand opportunities for disadvantaged groups had taken a divisive, constitutionally questionable turn.”
“Connerly won the Prop. 209 fight, and led successful efforts to eliminate public-sector affirmative action programs in several other states.”
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