Rightwing provocateur David Horowitz got a lot of notice with an ad in college newspapers attacking the idea of reparations for slavery as "a Bad Idea for Blacks - and Racist Too." He succeeded in baiting campus newspapers and activists into intemperate responses, casting them in the role of un-American enemies of free speech and free thought & obscuring the underlying issue. The last thing he really wanted was for anyone to take his arguments seriously, since his arguments range from laughably foolish to laughably racist. None can withstand serious scrutiny.
College Prankster Exposed:
The Hollow Arguments and Racist Subtext
Of David Horowitz
Original: College Prankster Exposed: David Horowitz's Hollow Arguments and Racist Subtext