A GOP-majority, Tea-Party-backed school board in North Carolina
has voted to abolish policies aimed at promoting school
diversity in a move critics are blasting as a not-particularly-well-disguised return to segregation - and a scary first look at what Tea Party politics look like in practice. The NAACP
has filed a civil rights complaint and charges that Tea Partyers are
trying to "turn back the clock." You bet, say supporters of the new
rules, and what of it? Some historic background here.