Monday, January 14, 2008

Moore on the Moment for Boys

I don't agree with every word of it, but since I'm on the campaign trail these days, figured I would point you to Lorrie Moore's editorial in the New York Times. It's a different angle on the Obama-Clinton battle:
The political moment for feminine role models, arguably, has passed us by. The children who are suffering in this country, who are having trouble in school, and for whom the murder and suicide rates and economic dropout rates are high, are boys — especially boys of color, for whom the whole educational system, starting in kindergarten, often feels a form of exile, a system designed by and for white girls. ... Boys are faring worse — and the time for symbols and leaders they can connect with beneficially should be now and should be theirs.


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