Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Progressive Segregation
Campus Report ^ | February 28, 2008 | Malcolm Kline

Posted on 02/28/2008 7:22:33 AM PST by bs9021

Progressive Segregation

by: Malcolm A. Kline, February 28, 2008

Few presidents are as revered as Woodrow Wilson in academia. He was, after all, the last academic elected to America’s highest office.... As Black History month draws to a close, we should highlight a Wilsonian trend in policy that is relevant to both his national and international outlook—segregation.

“I do approve of the segregation that is being attempted in several of the departments,” President Wilson wrote in his first year in office....

Economist Bruce Bartlett unearthed the Wilson missive in his new book Wrong On Race: The Democratic Party’s Buried Past...

As Bartlett shows, the NAACP heartily disagreed. “It realizes that this new and radical departure has been recommended, and is now being defended, on the ground that by giving certain bureaus or sections wholly to colored employees they are thereby rendered safer in possession of their offices and are less likely to be discriminated against,” read a letter from the NAACP board. “We believe this reasoning to be fallacious.”...

Similarly, when U. S. forces entered the “war to end all wars,” President Wilson may have wanted to “make the world safe for democracy” but as commander-in-chief he did so with a segregated military. “World War I brought no improvement in Wilson’s policy towards blacks,” Bartlett writes. “They were put in segregated military units, mostly relegated to support positions, and kept out of combat.”

“One reason was a fear of giving them training with guns, which they might use to defend themselves from racist attacks once the war was over.” The war won, Wilson’s attitude did not change....

(Excerpt) Read more at campusreportonline.net ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: blackhistorymonth; history; segregation; woodrowwilson

1 posted on 02/28/2008 7:22:34 AM PST by bs9021
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: bs9021

Being a Liberal means you never admit a mistake or apologize for obvious failings. You defend with as much volume as you can muster any egregious actions on your side and insist they were caused by Conservatives. This always works because the msm is Liberal, too.


2 posted on 02/28/2008 7:31:03 AM PST by kittymyrib
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson