One thing to note here and in other situations when CONservatives like to speak with some perversed order in their imagined Moral Court... (like HiREZ in CON-Feed's "CONCUSSED Liberal?" quoted thread)... they claim some moral victory not by how they displayed a more reasonable or superior position to their vocational or intellectual/academic equal... they(he) tries to project a victory over men who cut hair for a living and engage in talk about life, politics and racism as a leisure type of topic - i.e. ain't much they say going to reference much but a common man's perception and interpretation. And a common man Elder, with his strange John McWhorter lispin' ass, is not.
You don't see Elder challenging his vocational/intellectual equals, like a Michael Eric Dyson or, better, more equal yet Black "LIBERAL" radio/TV commentators, columnist, academics, etc.