Here, another interesting take on the Juan Williams controversy by Paul Shepard for Black Spin. He rightly notes that discourse in this country is being eroded by the current waves of PC:
“Since the days he took on the corrupt administration of D.C. Mayor-for-life Marion Barry in a series of stinging, award-winning reports in the Washington Post, Williams has been treated with suspicion among his black peers.
He always seemed willing to take on sacred cows within the black community.
Yet Williams wrote movingly about the civil rights struggles of the 1960’s in his book “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965.” But then, he worked for U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond, who is no friend of black civil rights thought.
As I said, Williams is one complicated dude.
But the latest flap to involve Williams has nothing to do with his complex relationship with the black community. Instead, it has everything to do with a wave of political correctness that is ruining the public discourse in this country.”