The Road To Hell Is Paved With Time-Wasting Race-Focused Task Forces

The Road To Hell Is Paved With Time-Wasting Race-Focused Task Forces


The irony could not have been richer. A few days after Glenn Youngkin won his surprise gubernatorial victory in Virginia campaigning on a repudiation of government radicalism and incompetence, I received a piece of mail from the government of Fairfax County on behalf of the “Confederate Names Task Force.” Written in English, Spanish, and Korean, the notice asks: “Should Lee Highway (Route 29) and Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway (Route 50) in Fairfax County be renamed?” Could such a worthless bureaucratic initiative be any more representative of precisely what Youngkin and the Republicans campaigned against?

Not that I’m terribly surprised to see my native Fairfax County — whose leftward lurch has intensified in recent years — pursuing such programs. In the last couple of years, schools named

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