Principal Joe Clark came into the national spotlight in the late 1980s for his controversial methods of management at Eastside High, an inner-city school in Paterson, New Jersey. Symbolized by his familiar bullhorn and Louisville Slugger baseball bat, which he toted as he patrolled the halls of Eastside, Clark maintained an environment of staunch authoritarian discipline at the school, regularly expelling what he called "parasites": students who were disruptive, truant, or "hoodlums, thugs and pathological deviants."Clark's drastic methods have won him the support and admiration of many students and teachers and the public praise of President Ronald Reagan, who said Clark represented the tough leadership necessary to manage inner-city schools in crisis.Society won't put it this way, but Clark's methods were necessary, and enormously beneficial, because the black population, especially its youth, are much closer to the savage state (which is just a more precise though more politically incorrect way of saying "hoodlums, thugs and pathological deviants"), and so require a vastly higher level of discipline, intimidation, and sheer physical assertion, to keep them in line. Anyone will remember this from seeing the stirring movie that was made about Joe Clark, a model of a tough, civilized leader bringing order to the jungle.Does anyone want to call me a "racist" for saying these true things? Go ahead. Make my day.