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  • I-70 Expansion Subject Of Civil Rights Act Complaint

    12/30/2016 4:36:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | December 7, 2016 | Lauren DiSpirito
    DENVER (CBS4)– Federal authorities told the Colorado Department of Transportation and opponents of the planned Interstate 70 expansion this week that it would open an investigation into claims the project violates the Civil Rights Act.The pending investigation comes in response to a federal complaint filed with the U.S Department of Transportation by Earthjustice, an environmental law firm, and neighborhood groups impacted by the project, including the Cross Community Coalition, Colorado Latino Forum and Elyria-Swansea Neighborhood Association. Filed last month, the complaint alleges CDOT’s plan will result in “disparate and severe environmental and economic impacts” on the predominantly Latino communities.Candi CdeBaca,...
  • Federal court weighs key decision on LGBT-workplace bias

    11/30/2016 8:10:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 30, 2016 8:22 PM EST | Michael Tarm
    A rare full-court session of a U.S. appeals court in Chicago heard arguments Wednesday on whether protections under a 1964 Civil Rights Act should be expanded to cover workplace discrimination against LGBT employees, as hopes dim among some gay rights activists that the question will be resolved in their favor following Republican election victories. Several of the 11 judges at the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals signaled they are ready to enter what would be a historic ruling broadening the scope the 52-year-old landmark law, with the court directing the toughest questions during the hourlong hearing at a lawyer...
  • Fed. Mandate: Homeless Shelters Must Admit Transgenders Despite Risks

    08/18/2016 11:00:06 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 16, 2016 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    Ahh, how to begin a story about “transgender accommodations” and the government? Well, one could simply look at the issue of “transgender accommodations” as a political economist, and see that the conflict over new rules and laws teaches us something incredibly important about the nature of politics. Let’s take two breaking news items as examples. First, on Aug. 15, Dominic Holden of BuzzFeed reported that the federal General Services Administration (GSA) will post new rules this week commanding 9,200 properties run by the federal government to open their bathrooms to folks according to their “gender identities.” GSA spokesperson Ashley Nash-Hahn told BuzzFeed: This includes all kinds...
  • Bob Jones III Apologizes For Saying Gays Should Be Stoned

    03/23/2015 8:52:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | March 23, 2015 | Ed Payne
    Bob Jones III Apologizes For Saying Gays Should Be Stoned By Ed Payne, CNN March 23, 2015 (CNN)Three and a half decades after calling for homosexuals to be stoned, former Bob Jones University President Bob Jones III has apologized. "I take personal ownership of this inflammatory rhetoric," Jones said. "This reckless statement was made in the heat of a political controversy 35 years ago." The weekend apology came days after the conservative Christian school in South Carolina received a petition asking for an apology for a statement Jones made to the Associated Press in 1980 at the White House. "I'm...
  • Obama Honors Selma After Ignoring Gettysburg

    03/10/2015 7:45:19 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 42 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 10, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    elma: After ignoring the battle that ended slavery under the first Republican president, President Obama at the 50th anniversary of Democrats' blocking the Selma bridge says, "We're the slaves that built the White House." The parts of American history that this president chooses to commemorate and what he says about them speaks volumes about his view of America and American history. His America is not only unexceptional, it is perpetually and deeply racist, an overbearing world bully with no right to lecture the world about morality, democracy or freedom. He reminded us over the weekend that despite any progress since...
  • Obama invoking civil rights struggles past and present

    03/01/2015 5:04:32 PM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    AP ^ | Mar. 1, 2015 | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) For President Barack Obama, it's a week to invoke America's civil rights struggles from past to present. The nation's first black president plans a speech Saturday from the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, the site of one of the movement's stirring moments, and will refocus on last year's fatal shooting by a white police officer of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.
  • Equality! Obama's the Worst!

    07/03/2014 12:59:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | July 3, 2014 | John Ransom
    On the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act that granted blacks the same basic rights that whites had, equality of a sort has finally arrived. Quinnipiac University released a recent survey today that names Barack Obama the worst president in history, without regard to race, creed or color. Finally, some people are getting the content of character thing that Dr. Martin Luther King spoke so eloquently about, rather than just the color of the skin thing that the Democrats have relied so heavily on. President Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II, 33 percent of American...
  • Betrayal of Dr. King: Traitorous Blacks Abandoned His Dream

    06/14/2014 8:49:55 AM PDT · by kingattax · 54 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | June 13, 2014 | by Lloyd Marcus
    Sipping a hot cup of unsweetened green tea at 3am, I felt compelled to revisit Dr Martin Luther King, Jrs I Have a Dream speech on the internet. These excerpts leaped out at me. And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have...
  • Dionne & the Liberals? LBJ, Obama, and the Washington Post

    04/15/2014 8:20:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | April 15, 2014 | Brian Birdnow
    In the Washington Post last week E.J. Dionne penned an Op-Ed piece noting the changing historical image of former President Lyndon Johnson and feted this development by labeling it as a thoroughly justified revival of Lyndon B. Johnsons standing. This work is not, however, a simple nostalgic tribute to the 1960s. Dionne argues that this supposed LBJ revival shows that America is experiencing what he calls a leftward tilt and he hopes that our current President will, like Johnson, strike while the iron is hot to force irrevocable liberal change on the USA. In his piece Dionne sings the praises...
  • Jimmy Carter on civil rights: Still work to do [B. Clinton, Obama, G.W. Bush at LBJ Library]

    04/09/2014 2:36:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 8, 2014 | Rachel Huggins
    Former President Jimmy Carter championed racial equality Tuesday evening, saying "there's no difference with people in the eyes of God" during a 50th anniversary celebration of the Civil Rights Act. Carter, 89, hailed the landmark 1964 law that outlawed discrimination against minorities and women as a stepping stone, but insisted there's still more work to do. "We're pretty much dormant now. We accept self-congratulations about the wonderful 50th anniversary which is wonderful but we feel like Lyndon Johnson did it and we don't have to do anything anymore," said Carter, the first president to speak at the three-day...
  • Staten Islanders file civil rights complaint against Bayonne Bridge project

    01/28/2014 4:27:51 PM PST · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | January 28, 2014
    NEW YORK A Staten Island community group says a project to raise the Bayonne Bridge violates the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 by exposing minority residents of the island's north shore to toxins without providing any offsetting economic benefits.
  • With friends like these Another viewpoint on Martin Luther King

    08/29/2013 9:14:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/29/13 | Michael D. Shaw
    Dr. Ben Carson, professor emeritus of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University, is the latest would-be superstar for establishment conservatives. The good doctor gained immediate fame by coming out against gay marriage, in defiance of Obama. Black, accomplished, outspoken, and conservativewhats not to like? Quite a bit actually, but for starters, take a look at his recent column entitled I have a dream, 50 years later. Regrettably, it will probably be another 100 years before we are able to discuss the real Martin Luther King, Jr. in polite society. Still, Carson is either astonishingly ignorant, or more likely gelded to come...
  • Conservative Justices Doubt Ongoing Validity Of 1965 Voting Rights Act

    02/27/2013 3:59:58 PM PST · by algernon_garnock · 14 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | 02-27-2013 | Nina Totenberg
    It was a historic moment at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday as the justices heard a challenge to the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The landmark law spurred exponential growth in minority voting and is credited with getting many more minorities elected to office. But opponents say its time has passed, and the court's five conservative justices voiced strong doubts about the law's ongoing validity.
  • NAACP Shamefully Plays Race Card With Tea Party Conservative Senator Tim Scott

    01/04/2013 4:26:18 PM PST · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    Racism: The once-proud NAACP has dissed a new African-American Republican senator as a token who knows nothing about civil rights because, well, he's a Republican unlike, say, Democrats who opposed the Civil Rights Act. NAACP President Ben Jealous made the claim Wednesday concerning Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. the first black senator from the South since Reconstruction and the first black GOP senator since 1979, when Edward W. Brooke of Massachusetts retired. Indeed, Scott is only the seventh African-American ever to serve in the chamber. Jealous based his claim on Scott receiving an "F" on an NAACP scorecard of...
  • The Dark Secret of Jim Crow and the Racist Roots of Gun Control

    12/18/2012 8:19:47 AM PST · by Fred · 6 replies
    David Koppel ^ | March 2011 | David Koppel
    America's 1st Freedom, March 2011. More articles by Kopel on civil rights and gun control are available here. Jim Crow is alive and well. School children today are taught that Jim Crow was the name for a legal system of racial oppression, which began after Reconstruction, particularly in the South, and reached its nadir in the early 20th century. Children are also taught that Jim Crow was banished by legal reforms such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education. Yet in one important part of American life, Jim Crow...
  • Black Skin Privilege

    12/13/2012 11:45:03 AM PST · by Perseverando · 16 replies ^ | December 12, 2012 | David Horowitz and John Perazzo
    When a Neighborhood Watch guard shot Trayvon Martin in February 2012, a chorus of civil rights activists concluded that he had been killed because of his race. Michael Skolnick, the political director for hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, spoke for the consensus in an article he titled, White People You Will Never Look Suspicious. I will never look suspicious to you. Even if I have a black hoodie, a pair of jeans and white sneakers on I will never watch a taxicab pass me by to pick someone else up. I will never witness someone clutch their purse tightly against...
  • Civil Rights: Dems Controlled Everything But Would Not Pass Civil Rights: The History The Timeline

    08/19/2012 7:34:19 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 8 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-19-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    After writing about an MSNBC talking head's comment about the "niggerization of politics" yesterday, and watching the latest threat by the New Black Panther Party against the Republican National Convention, I thought it time to update my posts on racism and the timeline of action and inaction. The following combines some of my previous posts and adds new sources. This is a long post - you can skip to the Timeline for a quicker read if necessary. The video below, Racism in the Democratic Party is well worth watching. In a discussion of Civil Rights in America, how often do...
  • Americans Are Worrying About the Constitution Again

    04/04/2012 11:36:19 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 9 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 4-4-12 | Michael Barone
    "I don't worry about the Constitution," said Rep. Phil Hare, Democrat of Illinois, at a town hall meeting where voters questioned his support of the legislation that became Obamacare. You can find the clip on, where it has 462,084 hits. That was before the 2010 election, in which Hare, running for a third term in a district designed by Democrats to elect a Democrat, was defeated 53 to 43 percent by Bobby Schilling, proprietor of a pizza parlor in East Moline. A lot of politicians are worrying about the Constitution these days. Liberal commentators were shocked this past week...
  • Republicans Passed the 1957 Civil Rights Act

    09/09/2010 12:58:48 PM PDT · by Michael Zak · 9 replies
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | September 9, 2010 | Michael Zak
    During the five terms of the FDR and Truman presidencies, the Democrats did not propose any civil rights legislation. President Dwight Eisenhower, in contrast, asked his Attorney General to write the first federal civil rights legislation since the Republican Partys 1875 Civil Rights Act. On this day fifty-three years ago, President Eisenhower signed the 1957 Civil Rights Act into law. Many Democrats in the Senate filibustered the bill, but strong Republican support ensured passage. Score one for America!
  • Sen. Robert C. Byrd

    06/28/2010 4:44:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    IBD Edirorials ^ | June 28, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    R.I.P.: The passing of the longest-serving senator gives mainstream media another chance to rewrite history. Will he be touted as a constitutional scholar or a free-spending former Klansman who fought civil rights? That Robert Byrd left his mark would be an understatement. Our prayers are with his family and the people of West Virginia. He was both the dean of the Senate and the prince of pork. He knew the history of his chamber better than anybody, having authored a four-volume history of the upper chamber, and the Constitution better than most. He also, quite shamelessly, brought home so much...
  • Still Stuck in '64

    05/29/2010 5:38:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies · 1,231+ views ^ | May 29, 2010 | Rich Tucker
    If someone offered me twice the assessed value of my home -- in cash, no questions asked -- Id schedule a moving van. It wouldnt matter whether the potential buyer was black, red, brown or polka dotted. The only color Id be interested in would be green. However, if Id lived in my home in 1952, the year after it was built, and an African-American potential buyer had offered me twice the assessed value, I would have been forced to turn the offer down. It was the Jim Crow era, and state and local laws made it illegal to sell...
  • Libertarians may run Senate candidate in Ky.

    05/27/2010 8:06:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies · 832+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | May 26, 2010 | Roger Alford (Associated Press)
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The Libertarian Party is considering running a candidate in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race, saying GOP nominee Rand Paul -- the son of a former Libertarian presidential candidate -- has betrayed the party's values. Party Vice Chairman Joshua Koch said Wednesday that Paul has been a black eye for Libertarians because of stands he's taken on issues, including his criticism of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Koch said Paul is not a Libertarian. He called Paul and his Democratic opponent, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, "faces of the same bad coin."
  • "Desperate" Impact

    10/13/2009 8:54:46 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 672+ views
    Campus Report ^ | October 13, 2009 | Brittany Fortier
    Desperate Impact? by: Brittany Fortier, October 13, 2009 As the Supreme Court begins a new session, the Cato Institute held its 8th annual Constitution Day Conference and Supreme Court Review on September 17, 2009. This day also marked the 222nd anniversary of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution, and panelists discussed whether the Supreme Court decisions of the previous year were faithful to the intentions of our Founding Fathers. Roger Clegg, President and General Counsel for the Center for Equal Opportunity, called the disparate impact approach to civil rights law used by the Court in cases such as Ricci v....
  • Complaint alleges U.S. 290 East toll road violates civil rights act

    04/30/2009 6:43:35 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies · 1,689+ views
    The Elgin Courier ^ | April 29, 2009 | The Elgin Courier
    The proposed toll road along US 290 East discriminates against low-income and minority populations in Austin, according to a complaint filed with the Federal Highway Administration. Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA), the leading provider of legal aid in Texas, in conjunction with the SOS Alliance and the Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment, filed the complaint on behalf of three Travis County residents and the Bluebonnet Neighborhood Association. Filed against the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA), and the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO), the complaint argues that the toll road project violates...
  • Diverse It Gets - El Cid

    01/23/2009 4:05:24 AM PST · by nateriver · 8 replies · 777+ views
    RFU ^ | El Cid
    Sounds like "El Cid" wants to replace nonsense with commonsense. "I am angrier than a womens libber without a bra to burn over this whole diversity nonsense. I am especially peeved about being forced to attend sexual diversity harassment training. It seems like everyone in America has been brainwashed into thinking that diversity is the greatest thing since sliced bread."

    11/07/2008 11:42:28 AM PST · by CWW · 72 replies · 3,689+ views
    Vanity Press ^ | 11-07-08 | cww
    OH YEAH -- CHANGE IS COMING! The election of Barack Obama has some employers quaking in their boots. Look into the crystal ball and prepare for dramatic changes in employment law and labor activity from unions to sick leave to ergonomics. Employers can expect to see more new workplace regulations than at any time in the last two decades. The Democrats are teeing up several bills and some issues demand attention immediately. Unions -- One issue looms far above all the others for Alabama Employers -- the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). Obama supports the Employee Free Choice Act. This...
  • Perspectives on Jena

    10/08/2007 1:51:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 669+ views
    Townhall ^ | October 8, 2007 | Star Parker
    At this point, there seems little doubt about the ugliness that has simmered, and then boiled, in a little town in Louisiana called Jena. There is a lot that has already been said, and done, about the latent racism in the town that led to the display of nooses on a tree. Racism that led, in reaction, to six black youths brutally beating a young white man, and then the subsequent disproportionate sentencing, in which those black youths could have served prison time for trumped-up murder charges. Action has been taken, and will be taken, so that those charges, and...
  • The Supreme Court and the Inflation of Educational Credentials

    11/16/2006 11:36:50 AM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies · 925+ views
    Clarion CallThe Supreme Court and the Inflation of Educational Credentials No. 385 By Lowell Gallaway November 09, 2006 Editor's Note: This week's Clarion Call features a guest commentary by Lowell Gallaway. He is an emeritus professor of economics at Ohio University. Gallaway discusses the impact of a Supreme Court decision 35 years ago and the current emphasis on obtaining academic credentials. In the mid-nineteenth century, the French economist Frederic Bastiat distinguished between good and bad economists by focusing on whether they thought through the long-run consequences of their arguments. According to Bastiat, a good economist was not blinded by the...
  • Bush administration steers immigrants away from English

    05/22/2006 7:07:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies · 848+ views
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | May 22, 2006 | DeRoy Murdock
    "THE SUCCESS of our country depends upon helping newcomers assimilate into our society, and embrace our common identity as Americans," President Bush declared Monday in his Oval Office address on immigration reform. "English allows newcomers to go from picking crops to opening a grocery, from cleaning offices to running offices, from a life of low-paying jobs to a diploma, a career and a home of their own." As the son of legal Costa Rican immigrants whose mother learned English, taught in the Los Angeles City Schools and earned a master's degree from Pepperdine University, I found the President's words pertinent,...
  • 1968 Presidential Upstart McCarthy Dies.

    12/11/2005 12:22:08 AM PST · by Goldwater-Reagan Republican · 20 replies · 960+ views
    WASHINGTON - Former Minnesota Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy, whose insurgent campaign toppled a sitting president in 1968 and forced the Democratic Party to take seriously his message against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 89. McCarthy died in his sleep at assisted living home in the Georgetown neighborhood where he had lived for the past few years, said his son, Michael. Eugene McCarthy challenged President Lyndon B. Johnson for the 1968 Democratic nomination during growing debate over the Vietnam War. The challenge led to Johnson's withdrawal from the race. The former college professor, who ran for president five times...
  • Justice Dept. OKs Georgia's Voter ID Law

    08/26/2005 7:49:51 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 23 replies · 607+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 26, 2005
    WASHINGTONAug 26, 2005 The Justice Department on Friday approved a controversial Georgia law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls, and opponents immediately vowed to challenge the measure in federal court.The decision, written by John Tanner, chief of the department's voting section, says that while Attorney General Alberto Gonzales doesn't object to the law, approval doesn't preclude lawsuits against it."It's not over yet. We will pursue litigation in federal court," said state Rep. Tyrone Brooks, chairman of the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials, which earlier had filed an objection to the law with the JusticeThe Republican-backed measure...
  • How the 1964 Civil Rights Act made racial group entitlements inevitable

    05/19/2005 12:55:53 AM PDT · by rmlew · 12 replies · 938+ views
    Vew From the Right ^ | May 18, 2005 | Lawrence Auster
    Through half of lifetime of observing American conservatives' and neoconservatives' passionate and principled resistance to affirmative action (a resistance that notably waned after the 2003 Grutter decision), I many times heard them quote Hubert Humphrey's famous pledge that if the 1964 Civil Rights Act required racial quotas, he would "eat the paper it's written on." Recently I looked up the text of Humphrey's remark, which he made on the floor of the U.S. Senate on April 9, 1964: It the Senator can find in Title VII ... any language which provides that an employer will have to hire on the...

    08/02/2004 10:50:02 AM PDT · by hoosiermama · 66 replies · 7,313+ views
    FreeRepublic | this spring | Frances RIce
    Open Letter from African Americans to the Democratic Party Open Letter from African Americans to the Democratic Party Email from the author | 6/3/04 | Frances Rice By Frances Rice We, African American citizens of the United States, declare and assert: Whereas in the early 1600s 20 African men and women were landed in Virginia from a Dutch ship as slaves and from that tiny seed grew the poisoned fruit of plantation slavery which shaped the course of American development, Whereas reconciliation and healing always begin with an apology and an effort to repay those who have been wronged, Whereas...
  • Don't Vote for the Party of Racism

    08/01/2004 6:50:45 AM PDT · by Ramonan · 11 replies · 849+ views ^ | August 01, 2004 | Dennis Campbell
    Four decades ago, Congress passed landmark legislation mandating equal rights for all races--the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. Today, there is a political party that vigorously opposes the principles espoused in that legislation. When you enter the voting booth in November, you would do well to consider whether you want to support such an organization. One of the most prominent senators in this party once said of the racist Ku Klux Klan: ''The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth'' in his home state. This same politician said that...
  • DNC Transcript of Sharpton Omits Deceptive Claim & 'Our Vote's Not For Sale'

    07/28/2004 7:32:46 PM PDT · by L.N. Smithee · 26 replies · 1,193+ views
    The official DNC transcript of the Al Sharpton speech of about an hour ago does not -- for whatever reason -- make note of the fact that he shouted that it was "UNDER DEMOCRATS!" that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed. The fact of the matter is that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed not because of Democrats, but despite them. From FrontPage Magazine: Although the Democrats controlled both houses of the Congress at the time, a much-higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats supported the civil-rights bill. For example, in the House, Republicans voted for civil...
  • Republicans' record on blacks beats the Democrats hands down

    07/27/2004 9:04:56 PM PDT · by Viet-Boat-Rider · 10 replies · 1,452+ views
    BrookesNews.Com ^ | Monday 26 July 2004 | Addison Ross
    President Bush's address to the 2004 National Urban League Conference in Detroit should be used to highlight the fact that the Republicans' record on civil rights for blacks is far superior to the Democrats' record. Only in our Orwellian world could the Republicans be successfully painted by the Party of Jefferson Davis as the party of Jim Crow. For nearly 100 years American blacks looked to be freed from their chains. When that day finally arrived, thanks to a bloody civil war, there was jubilation. But what did the vast majority of their descendents eventually do? They returned to thee...
  • Freedom vs. Dependency: Civil Rights Act was a triumph, War on Poverty was a quagmire

    07/26/2004 8:19:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies · 427+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 7-25-04 | MYRON MAGNET
    The Civil Rights Act was a triumph. The War on Poverty was a quagmire. Forty years ago, our nation embarked on two huge federal initiatives aimed at improving the lot of African-Americans: the War on Poverty and the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The two programs, so different in their assumptions, turned out to be a giant natural experiment in social policy. With the results clearly in, we can distinguish what works to uplift people from what doesn't. The Civil Rights Act was the capstone on America's long and tumultuous effort to make a reality out of its founding assertion, penned...
  • Republicans and Race Revisited

    07/08/2004 10:50:50 PM PDT · by kattracks · 1 replies · 271+ views ^ | 7/09/04 | David Limbaugh
    I couldn't help but notice (and lament) the subtle digs the partisan media took at President Bush when he observed the 40th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act on July 1. It's as if Bush, a Republican, is presumptively disqualified from celebrating civil rights.The Washington Post couldn't be content with reporting on Bush's comments. It had to challenge, however subtly, the genuineness of his commitment to the cause.The Post seemed to be referring to the apparent hypocrisy in the president placing a wreath on Martin Luther King's tomb, then nominating Judge Charles Pickering to the U.S. Court of Appeals, "even...
  • A Very Civil Act

    07/03/2004 11:22:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 451+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 3, 2004 | MICHAEL BARONE
    Why wasn't there more celebration of this milestone for racial equality? It seems that there will be far less commemoration of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 40 years ago yesterday than there was of the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education in May. This is not as it should be. Brown was certainly a milestone in the nation's history, a declaration that separate could not be equal and that racial discrimination is wrong. But Brown was much less effective in ending segregation than the Civil Rights Act. This was...
  • President Bush Commemorates 40th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

    07/01/2004 5:39:57 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 346+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | July 1, 2004
    The East Room THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all for coming, and welcome to the White House. I am so pleased you could join us to celebrate a great anniversary of justice and equality in America. I appreciate members of my Cabinet being here, and a lot of members of my administration. I want to thank many of our distinguished guests who have joined us today. I'm so pleased to see Dr. Dorothy Height -- thank you so much for coming. (Applause.) We've got two Lieutenant Governors, Michael Steele and Jennette Bradley, with us. Thank you both for being here today....
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) - 7.1.04

    07/01/2004 5:23:52 PM PDT · by ohioWfan · 162 replies · 612+ views, | 7.1.04 | ohioWfan
    Today in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, President Bush attended the swearing in ceremony of the new representative of the United States to the United Nations, Senator John Danforth. Later in the East Room of the White House, he addressed those attending a reception commemorating the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights bill into law in 1964. Enjoy your trip to Sanity Island on the Daily Dose!
  • White House Press Corps: "Who's Coming to Civil Rights Event?"

    07/01/2004 1:47:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeMajority · 7 replies · 578+ views
    White House Press Office ^ | 7/1/2004 | White House Press Office
    At Thursday's White House press briefing, Press Secretary Scott McClellan talked about the East Room event being held later that day to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Since a guest list had not yet been released, reporters were asking who would be attending. Q Scott, as far as who is going to be there today, we heard that tentatively the daughter of President Johnson would be there. MR. McCLELLAN: I believe that's correct. We'll get you a list of those who will be attending. And I did see her name on the list. So I suspect...
  • Credit Where Credit Is Due: The Republicans Passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act

    06/30/2004 12:15:42 PM PDT · by ZGuy · 20 replies · 4,561+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | August 8, 2003 | Michael Zak
    During the Kennedy administration, the Republican minority in Congress introduced many bills to protect the constitutional rights of blacks, including a comprehensive new civil rights bill. In February 1963, to head off a return by most blacks to the party of Lincoln, Kennedy abruptly decided to submit to Congress a new civil rights bill. Hastily drafted in a single all-nighter, the Kennedy bill fell well short of what our Party had introduced into Congress the month before. Over the next several months, Democrat racists in Congress geared up for a protracted filibuster against the civil rights bill. The bill was...
  • Dodd praise for Byrd hit by GOP

    04/07/2004 10:40:56 PM PDT · by kattracks · 24 replies · 824+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4/08/04 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    <p>The top Senate Democrat yesterday defended a colleague's assertion that Sen. Robert C. Byrd, a former Klansman, would have been a great leader during the Civil War.</p> <p>Sen. Tom Daschle said there was "no parallel" between Sen. Christopher J. Dodd's praise of Mr. Byrd and Republican Sen. Trent Lott's praise of former segregationist Sen. Strom Thurmond.</p>
  • Credit where Credit is Due: the Republicans Passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act

    08/08/2003 7:37:06 AM PDT · by Grand Old Partisan · 18 replies · 543+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | August 8, 2003 | Michael Zak
    During the Kennedy administration, the Republican minority in Congress introduced many bills to protect the constitutional rights of blacks, including a comprehensive new civil rights bill. In February 1963, to head off a return by most blacks to the party of Lincoln, Kennedy abruptly decided to submit to Congress a new civil rights bill. Hastily drafted in a single all-nighter, the Kennedy bill fell well short of what our Party had introduced into Congress the month before. Over the next several months, Democrat racists in Congress geared up for a protracted filibuster against the civil rights bill. The bill was...
  • Redistricting suit holds voting rights future (Georgia)

    04/27/2003 10:32:31 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 2 replies · 230+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 4/28/03 | Rhonda Cook
    More will be at stake than just the political tilt of the state when Georgia goes before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. The state's lawyers will argue a redistricting case that has caused the Republican governor to sue the Democratic attorney general. But on a national scale, the outcome of the case could send a message that might help determine whether Congress renews the 1965 Voting Rights Act four years from now. "That date is looming out there, and it does raise an interesting question to the Supreme Court whether to send a signal to Congress," said Tim Storey,...
  • To All Those Waiting to Crucify Lott

    12/14/2002 9:14:34 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 130 replies · 301+ views
    NY Post, NY Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, LA Times, AJC, JWR, Boston Globe, EIB | 12/14/02 | TC
    1. 1964 Civil Rights Act was passed with Republican support, almost filibustered by Leftists. Gores father was one of those who was vehemently against it yet they escape judgment on their actions. It was passed against their vote. 2. If the same type of things were said/written about Byrd... how would the Leftists react? Why are you... selectively choosing our "candidate"? 3. Congress has worked with Lott for decades, why haven't they been exposed to consistent racial characteristics by Lott in the past? 4. Why has Thurmond remained silent? 5. What effects do Welfare and education have on segregation and...
  • Bill Bradley Fouls the Civil Rights Act (Dems filibustered 1964 Act)

    12/12/2002 10:26:58 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 11 replies · 1,142+ views
    National Center.Org ^ | Dec. 1999 | R.D. Davis
    I believe that Democrats have lied about who supported the Civil Rights Act for so long that they actually believe their lies. But anytime this lie is retold, I feel compelled to debunk it. So here we go again... The Congressional Quarterly of June 26, 1964 (p. 1323) recorded that, in the Senate, only 69% of Democrats (46 for, 21 against) voted for the Civil Rights Act as compared to 82% of Republicans (27 for, 6 against). All southern Democratic senators voted against the Act. This includes the current senator from West Virginia and former KKK member Robert C. Bryd...
  • Need help on Civil Rights Act of 1964 - GOP votes

    11/11/2002 3:18:00 PM PST · by VRWCmember · 13 replies · 1,349+ views
    11/11/2002 | VRWCmember
    I need a little help from my FReeper friends. A friend and I were discussing why blacks blindly support the demonrat party. He said "sure the GOP was AWOL in 1964 on the Civil Rights Act, but what have the democrats done since then to help blacks..." I disagreed with his premise that the GOP didn't support the Civil Rights Act, since as I recall the law was passed based on support from republicans and over opposition of southern demos including Al Gore, Sr. Does anyone here know where I can find the breakdown of how demos voted and how...