Doug Wright’s quote about valuing economics over civil rights has been making the rounds on various social networks. You can read it here, but I’m guessing you’ve likely seen it by now. It’s a very effective argument, and further disheartening when you see a chart like this one. In short, I like what Wright’s saying, but hope people expand upon his parenthetical. We shouldn’t cede any ground in that argument: those moderates are not just valuing economics over civil rights, but bad economics over civil rights.