March 14, 2013
THE REAL RACIAL POLITICS of the Kwame Kilpatrick scandal. “The stunningly corrupt politician, who looted from Detroit’s poor and needy to pay for a life of luxury he never earned, is going to jail. . . . Too many of Kilpatrick’s colleagues and collaborators are still at large. And far too many of America’s big cities are cursed by deeply corrupt political machines that don’t just steal but also wreck the fabric of governance and deprive poor people of the services they need to have a chance at a better life.” But if you prosecute the crooks who are enriching themselves and ruining their cities, you’ll be called a racist.