David Horowitz writes at Frontpagemag:
Many have called school choice -- the movement to liberate African American youngsters from the failed schools that don't teach them -- the "civil rights movement of the 21st Century."
Donald Trump is one of those who do, but it was Steve Bannon, the CEO of Trump's presidential campaign, who put it on Trump's radar and made it a centerpiece of Trump's "New Deal for Black America."
I happen to know this because I was responsible for drawing Bannon's attention to it in the first place. I bring this up now, not to draw attention to anything I have done, but to defend a man who has been viciously and baselessly portrayed as a "white nationalist" and "racist," who has put himself on the line for black America in a way that few others have.
"The attempt by desperate, hysterical and malicious voices on the left to isolate, stigmatize and silence Steve Bannon as a 'white nationalist,' is despicable, not least because that is the very last thing he is," Horowitz writes.
In fact, Horowitz concludes, "school choice is now a presidential priority. It could never have happened without Steve Bannon. It could never have happened without someone in a position like Steve's who cared about what happened to inner city children and who was willing to put his weight behind a program this ambitious, which no other Republican would touch."
Horowitz predicts: "When the history of the 21st Century civil rights movement is written Steve Bannon's name will have a special place in its pantheon of heroes."