... ID 12/12/2005 Rodriquez: The Brilliance of Being Wrong "I have become notorious among certain leaders of America's Ethnic Left. I am considered a dupe, an ass, the fool, a Tom Brown, the brown Uncle Tom, interpreting the writing on the wall to a bunch of cigar-smoking pharaohs." (Rodriquez 4)
The genius of Ricard (Richard) Rodriquez as a writer and a poet is overshadowed by the fury he evokes among America's Ethnic Left. However, his brilliance, does not equate to his being right about the lack of need for a bilingual education. Even though his argument against bilingual education is based on personal opinion, rather than scientific fact, Rodriquez is neither a fool nor dupe.
In his autobiography Hun...