HOW THE LEFT CELEBRATES DIVERSITY: Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele has announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate yesterday. Steele is male, black, and conservative. As Clarence Thomas discovered, this combination is not acceptable to self-appointed arbiters of diversity, tolerance, inclusion on the left. This kind of vile racist propaganda was the stock in trade of the Jim Crow culture of the South. Now it's increasingly the cultural left's response to blacks who say no to the culture of learned helplessness dictated by today's civil rights establishment. The Klan was comprised of people who lynched black people on Saturday night and sang in the church choir on Sunday morning. The Klan depended on blacks staying scared, silent, and "in their place." Their spiritual successors are the left-wing racists who revile independent-thinking black Americans. Today's civil rights establishment has lost any claim to the legacy of Rosa Parks. That legacy now belongs to Michael Steele, Ward Connerly, Star Parker, La Shawn Barber, Shelby Steele and other free-thinking black Americans for whom today's pretentious civil rights mainstream is worthy of the same contempt as yesterday's cross burners.