Skip to comments.Little Rock desegregation plans go back to court
Posted on 09/18/2011 2:37:41 PM PDT by decimon
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) More than a half-century after federal troops escorted nine black students into an all-white school, efforts to desegregate Little Rock's classrooms are at another turning point.
The state wants to end its long-running payments for desegregation programs, but three school districts that receive the money say they need it to continue key programs. And a federal judge has accused the schools of delaying desegregation so they can keep receiving an annual infusion of $70 million.
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The Pulaski County Special School District is a joke - just taken over by the state for fiscal mismanagement (why it took this long is beyond me). The bussing of students to insure racial percentages has created nothing more than a complete failure to educate students. The flight out of Little Rock is breathtaking, and the surrounding communities are reaping the growth.
Some preachers have made efforts to bring mixed races into their churches, with varying success. I’m a paleface who visited a black church once — they were pretty cool with me being there, and I later went with the preacher and his sons to a Promise Keepers rally in that city. (Whereupon I had to ask them please let’s don’t sit right down in front of the 1000 watt speakers — I couldn’t hear myself think and it was splitting my head. Can’t always take the ghetto out of the man even if you take the man out of the ghetto.)
That said, I wonder if people simply go on Sunday to be with the people they are most comfortable being around.
Money being the incentive for not achieving anything. Typical of government programs, if the ostensible purpose of the program were realized then the program would have to end. Can't have that.
My motto was "Boating, not bussing...", and had that been the rule instead, we would have inner-cities today that would be habitable.
Your kidding, right?
Cleveland lost to Chicago. The Nation has not needed the waterway to the Gulf in quite some time.
That’s called freedom....
You win the prize! And, I might add, there's nothing at all wrong with that.
not to worry,
the universities will re-segregate the students when they enter as freshpeople.
We here in this free country called America are in bondage to many masters. Slaves to pleasure. Slaves to money. Slaves to hate. But that’s understandable in a fallen world. Christians should be above that. Christ has set us free so we can walk in newness of life, to love neighbor as self. Our church was recently visited by an interracial couple: white husband and black wife. They had their four beautiful children with them whom they’ve home schooled and trained up to be lovers of God, and lovers of country. Their eldest daughter and I conversed about how awesome Sarah Palin is. :)
While our LORD doesn’t play favorites, You can just feel His smile on that family and His hand at work in their lives and walks.
YOU have many valid points, all of which are made less by poor use of words.
“bussing” is lots of kisses, or in electrical terms the use of LARGE plates to distribute big loads of amps and volts.
“Busing” is the forced movement of (usually white) students into (usually black) schools.
“Insuring” something means that you have found an underwriter to pay “damages” if your proposal/idea/car crash either DOESN’T or DOES happen, depending on the circumstances.
“Ensuring” something is simply making sure what you say will happen, DOES.
Big difference, because WORDS MEAN THINGS!
bussing is lots of kisses, or in electrical terms the use of LARGE plates to distribute big loads of amps and volts.
Busing is the forced movement of (usually white) students into (usually black) schools.
Insuring something means that you have found an underwriter to pay damages if your proposal/idea/car crash either DOESNT or DOES happen, depending on the circumstances.
Ensuring something is simply making sure what you say will happen, DOES.
Big difference, because WORDS MEAN THINGS!
With all due respect to your language acumen, I disagree with your points.
According to Merriam Webster:
bussing present participle of bus (Verb)1. Transport in a communal road vehicle: "managerial staff was bused in and out of the factory". 2. Transport (a child of one race) to a school where another race is predominant, in an attempt to promote racial integration.
insure transitive verb. To make certain especially by taking necessary measures and precautions.
Perhaps if your mannerism was not so obtuse I would have been less inclined to point out that I used the words exactly as intended and did so correctly. Now, go read a book. Might I suggest a dictionary?
I’ll accept the difference in busing vs bussing. There are regional differences in many uses of many words.
Your dictionary has a misprint if that is the definition of *insure* it carries. The definition you cited is correct, for *Ensure*. As stated earlier, insure has a wholly different meaning. Ask ANY English major, or even a grade school teacher.
1 arrange for compensation in the event of damage to or loss of (property), or injury to or the death of (someone), in exchange for regular payments to a company or to the state:the table should be insured for £2,500the company had insured itself against a fall of the dollar[no object] :businesses can insure against exchange rate fluctuations
secure the payment of (an amount in compensation) in this way:your new sum insured is shown on your renewal notice
provide insurance cover in respect of:subsidiaries set up to insure the risks of a group of companies
2 (insure someone against) secure or protect someone against (a possible contingency):by appeasing Celia they might insure themselves against further misfortune[no object] :such changes could insure against further unrest
3 another term for ensure
I will assume that your instruction to ask any "English major, or even a grade school teacher" is intended as an affront. Being not of thin skin, I will not permit a petty individual to beleaguer and bore me.
My comment was not meant as a snark, but a reference to the rather strict and unyielding rules of grammar drilled into me while attending St. Anthony’s School.
Common usages are often referenced in many modern dictionaries. Just because they are commonly used/misused/abused does not excuse the misapplication of words, even if it is common practice.
Look at what has happened to English in the inner city, and you will see where common misuse of words leads.
Perhaps it seems somewhat pedantic, and maybe it is, but it’s a personal peeve.
Have a good day either way.