Rep. Patricia Lantz garners nomination for Izzen T. Hollowe Prize
Based on an article published in today’s Port Orchard Independent, it appears that Rep. Lantz is a typical “liberal” racist: One who is too dense to recognize this aspect of her own personality.
She is a sponsor of House Bill 1586, which would repeal part of Initiative 200 (approved by the people in 1998) and bring back arbitrary discrimination based on a person’s ancestry as part of the university and college admissions process.
Of course, Lantz believes herself to be a fair, reasonable and just person:
“I want to live in a just society,” Lantz said. “It has to do with my basic core values.”
This is the part that put her in the running for the coveted Izzen T. Hollowe Prize:
“I don’t for one minute want people to assume that (people of color) are of inferior quality,” Lantz said.Isn’t that adorable? This sweet little old lady doesn’t want people to assume that skin color correlates with ability to compete for admission to our state universities and colleges.
Asked whether she believed people of color could gain admission to state universities without any assistance that took into account the color of their skin, Lantz said no.
“I don’t think so,” she said.
But she, on the other hand, does assume that “people of color” are inferior and cannot compete.
You may be tempted to protest that Lantz couldn’t be a racist bigot, but note that she assumes the very thing which the evidence proves to be untrue.
As the article states:
Lantz claimed Washington colleges have become less diverse since the advent of I-200, however according to data collected by the University of Washington (UW), diversity has actually increased since 1998.Now, Patricia Lantz has the ability to get the facts, but she is a bigot who cannot absorb those facts into her mind.
A bigot clings dogmatically to a particular creed or opinion despite the facts – and that is how Lantz behaves on this issue.
For this astonishing demonstration of the presence of unused space in her attic, Lantz must be recognized as the front runner for the Izzen T. Hollowe Prize.
Rep. Sam Hunt’s ignorance set a high mark, but Lantz has exceeded all expectations by smashing through that mark with her ignorance and racist bigotry.