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  • Louisiana Gov. Jindal Fights Washington War on School Vouchers

    01/25/2014 9:04:33 AM PST · by Rusty0604
    Newsmax ^ | 01/25/2014 | Andrea Billups and Jennifer G. Hickey
    Gov. Bobby Jindal is battling to protect Louisiana’s fast-growing school voucher program from an all-out attack by the Obama administration. The Justice Department claims the state’s private schools are defying a decades-old federal desegregation order. In November, a judge ruled the Department could monitor Louisiana's voucher program, even though 90 percent of the 6,750 students who use the Louisiana Scholarship Program are minority, and 85 percent are black. Jindal filed a 38-page response to the ruling earlier in January, asking a judge to overturn a 1976 "white flight" case that prohibited giving public funds to all-white private schools. "The state...
  • Desegregation aid could end for Arkansas schools

    01/12/2014 5:10:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 12, 2014 4:54 PM EST | Chuck Bartels
    An agreement awaiting a federal judge’s final approval soon could end one of the nation’s most historic desegregation efforts following decades of court battles and $1 billion of special aid to Little Rock-area schools. Lawyers and patrons this week will pick apart details of a proposed settlement among three school districts, state lawyers and others involved in the case to determine if it is fair. Unless U.S. District Judge Price Marshall finds fault with the deal, for the first time in more than a quarter century the state no longer will be required to make extra payments to help fund...
  • The Socialists Who Made the March on Washington (Look at the source)

    08/24/2013 8:59:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | August 23, 2013 | Harold Myerson
    The story of the radicals behind—and in front of—the demonstration that changed America.In 1956, when I was a student at Brooklyn College, Mike Harrington told Tom [Kahn, another Brooklyn College student] and me to go up to this office in Manhattan, on 57th Street, to work with Bayard Rustin,” Rachelle Horowitz remembers. Harrington (who was to author The Other America, which sparked the War on Poverty), Horowitz, and Kahn were all members of the Young People’s Socialist League, a democratic socialist organization of no more than several hundred members nationally. Rustin, their elder, boasted a longer left pedigree: a brief...
  • Little Rock desegregation plans go back to court

    09/18/2011 2:37:41 PM PDT · by decimon · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 18, 2011 | NOMAAN MERCHANT
    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.
  • A Brief Synopsis of the Desegregation of Private Catholic Schools in the South

    08/25/2010 12:49:39 AM PDT · by topher · 4 replies
    UGA Website ^ | Fall 2005 (University of Georgia) | Patrick H. Dobson
    Patrick H. Dobson History 3090 Fall 2005 Professor Gagnon   A Brief Synopsis of the Desegregation of Private Catholic Schools in the South   Private schooling has a long and reputable role in the history of the United States of America. Private schools predate that of public schools in the United States and continue to be a very reasonable alternative to public schooling. Historically, private schools have been prominent institutions of the New England and Midwest, rather than in the impoverished South or that of the newer West. During the 1950’s and 1960’s, America was experiencing a social movement that...
  • Before Rev. King, There was Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

    11/29/2008 1:03:38 PM PST · by kathsua · 7 replies · 544+ views
    Dwights Effort ^ | 11/28/08 | Ken Lucas
    November 29 will be the 100th anniversary of the birth of the black preacher known as "Mr. Civil Rights". No, I'm not talking about Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., although this man was named after his preacher father, also. Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr, was conducting civil rights demonstrations when Dr. King was still a child in the 30's. As assistant pastor at his father's Abyssinian Baptist Church he was in charge of providing food and clothing to those who couldn't afford them, on one occasion he even gave the shoes he was wearing to a man who couldn't find...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 7-23-08

    07/23/2008 5:46:18 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 47 replies · 1,082+ views
    This week marks 60 years since President Harry Truman ordered an end to segregation in the US Armed Forces. (Transcript) President Truman: (July 26, 1948) Now, therefore, by virtue of the authority invested in me as President of the United States, and as Commander in Chief of the armed services, it is hereby ordered as follows: It is hereby declared to be the policy of the President that there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion or national origin. Today in a ceremony in the Oval Office,...
  • North, South Republicans may be set for breakup (Update at #64)

    12/09/2007 2:30:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies · 285+ views
    The Clarion-Ledger | December 9, 2007 | Richard Dortch
    Cannot be posted due to copyright issues: http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007712090318
  • Desegregation Pioneer Dies at 90

    08/13/2007 8:13:48 AM PDT · by Borges · 14 replies · 524+ views
    Irene Morgan Kirkaldy, a black woman whose refusal to give up her bus seat to white passengers led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision more than a decade before Rosa Parks gained recognition for doing the same, has died at 90. Kirkaldy died Friday at her daughter's home, said Fred Carter, director of Carter Funeral Home in Newport News. Kirkaldy, born Irene Morgan in Baltimore in 1917, was arrested in 1944 for refusing to give up her seat on a Greyhound bus heading from Gloucester to Baltimore, and for resisting arrest. Her case was appealed to the U.S. Supreme...
  • {Memphis} Schools to appeal deseg order

    08/03/2007 7:40:00 AM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies · 260+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 8/3/7 | Lindsay Melvin
    Shelby County Schools officials announced Thursday they will appeal a federal court ruling denying removal of a long-running desegregation order. After mulling it over with an attorney for nearly two hours behind closed doors, the school board and Supt. Bobby Webb agreed to appeal. "The board had to fully understand what the judge had said. Parts of it (her ruling) seem to contradict other parts," said Webb, who wouldn't go into detail. Attorneys on both sides of the 1963 lawsuit, Robinson v. Shelby County Board of Education, filed a motion in August to dismiss the order, saying the district no...
  • Ruling: Little Rock School District Remains Under Desegregation Order

    06/27/2006 7:15:49 PM PDT · by TheBattman · 3 replies · 404+ views
    KTHV/AP ^ | 6/27/2006 | Nick Genty
    Ruling: LRSD Remains Under Desegregation Order A ruling from a federal appeals panel upholds a lower court decision to keep the Little Rock School District under a federal desegregation order. However, the three appeals judge expressed concerns in their opinion that the school district may have been held to too strict a standard. The panel of the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at St. Louis agreed on Monday with a ruling in 2004 by U.S. District Judge William R. Wilson Junior in the long-running desegregation case. Wilson ruled in 2004 that the Little Rock district did not successfully evaluate...
  • U.S. judge is asked to order housing for poor in suburbs

    03/21/2006 3:38:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies · 1,526+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | March 21, 2006 | Eric Siegel
    Lawyers for Baltimore public housing residents are asking a federal judge to order the creation of 3,000 new low-income housing units and an additional 3,750 housing vouchers, mostly in well-off suburban neighborhoods with good schools and access to jobs. The request comes 14 months after the judge found that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development violated fair housing laws by failing to take a regional approach to the desegregation of city public housing. It asks the federal agency to provide tenants with 675 new "housing opportunities a year over the next decade to reduce the effects of decades...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 02-06-2006

    02/06/2006 8:39:03 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 206+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 2-06-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See this thread first. K.C. has a new set of schools Which break the old liberal rules Races, for a start Are now kept apart so libs look like hypocrite fools!
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Judge puts end to court's role in desegregation of city schools

    11/09/2005 1:02:06 PM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies · 380+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/9/5 | Bob Egelko
    He restores control to district after 22 years of supervision. A federal judge ordered a halt Tuesday to 22 years of court supervision over San Francisco schools' desegregation policies, saying the involvement of the legal system may only be increasing segregation. U.S. District Judge William Alsup rejected requests by the San Francisco Unified School District, the NAACP and a group of Chinese American parents to extend by 18 months a court order, known as a consent decree, that governs school assignments. The order, first signed in 1983 to settle a suit that accused the district of policies that segregated African...
  • Civil Rights Pioneer Vivian Jones Dies

    10/13/2005 12:52:33 PM PDT · by Borges · 7 replies · 418+ views
    ATLANTA — Vivian Malone Jones, one of two black students whose effort to enroll at the University of Alabama led to George Wallace's infamous "stand in the schoolhouse door" in 1963, died Thursday. She was 63. Jones, who went on to become the first black to graduate from the school, died at Atlanta Medical Center, where she had been admitted Tuesday after suffering a stroke, said her sister, Sharon Malone. "She was absolutely fine Monday," Sharon Malone said. Jones, a retired federal worker who lived in Atlanta, grew up in Mobile, Ala. She had enrolled at historically black Alabama A&M...
  • Bootle remembered as 'drum major for justice'

    01/26/2005 9:04:54 AM PST · by mwyounce · 253+ views
    The Macon Telegraph ^ | January 26, 2005 | Don Schanche, Jr.
    Retired U.S. District Judge William Augustus Bootle, who overruled Southern tradition and ordered the desegregation of the University of Georgia and Bibb County public schools, died early Tuesday. He was 102. Bootle died peacefully at his home between 1 and 1:30 a.m., said his daughter Ann Hall. "He went to sleep," she said. "We had been with him, my brother and I, that afternoon." The centenarian judge had rebounded from a pre-Christmas hospitalization for kidney trouble, but recently suffered a light stroke and was having heart failure, she said. Bootle served as judge in the U.S. District Court in Georgia's...
  • Public housing plan generates complaints, praise

    01/16/2005 5:35:04 AM PST · by THEUPMAN · 10 replies · 498+ views
    OnlineAthens ^ | 1/16/05 | By Foster Klug
    Public housing plan generates complaints, praise Similar desegregation proposal failed 10 years ago By Foster Klug Associated Press BALTIMORE - A judge's ruling to desegregate public housing by moving its mostly black and poor residents to the suburbs - a plan similarly proposed and rejected a decade ago - seems to be generating the same old resistance, and, surprisingly, some cautious new support. The ruling by Judge Marvin Garbis came Jan. 6 in a 10-year-old civil rights case in which the judge decided Baltimore "should not be viewed as an island reservation for use as a container" for the region's...
  • One Moment in Time: musings on a Rockford, IL public school-turned-abortion clinic

    09/03/2004 4:52:57 PM PDT · by MegaSilver · 4 replies · 588+ views
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | Scott P. Richert
    “You mean,” said Marina, “you mean that we’re sitting here over Hell?” “Over a hell, conceivably. There are many hells, and the same place may be Hell or Purgatory, depending upon the situation. Most of them are private.” Those words echo in my thoughts as we approach the building. Turner School, built in 1898, is no Balgrummo Lodging, the Scottish manor house that is the setting of Russell Kirk’s Lord of the Hollow Dark, and not simply because the massive brick-and-stone structure sits right in the heart of Rockford, Illinois, about as far geographically and culturally as you can get...
  • Charley Reese Comments on "That Brown Decision"

    05/26/2004 5:55:45 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 32 replies · 250+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 05-26-04 | Reese, Charley
    That Brown Decision I listened to all the palaver about the 1954 Supreme Court decision that ended racial segregation mandated by law. All of the talkers seem to have forgotten one important point: providing a sound education to the children. Let's note at the outset that the decision was good. It upset a system based on a lie. That lie was that "separate but equal" met the constitutional requirement of equal rights. It was a lie because the facilities were separate but almost never equal. In my entire career, I have never written a word criticizing busing children, even when...
  • 3 decades later, desegregation issue in McComb MS schools again

    02/03/2004 5:27:23 AM PST · by WKB · 3 replies · 104+ views
    The Clarion Ledger ^ | February 3, 2004 | By Lora Hines
    <p>McCOMB MS— Joyce McGhee remembers the fall of 1971 and court-ordered school desegregation.</p> <p>Her children and their cousins sometimes were the only black students in a class.</p> <p>"They probably felt uncomfortable, but they didn't express it at the time," she said.</p>
  • Rapides moves closer to ending desegregation

    11/06/2003 10:56:44 AM PST · by yonif · 1 replies · 154+ views
    Daily Leader ^ | Thursday, November 06, 2003 | The Associated Press
    ALEXANDRIA (AP) -- A federal judge has signed off on a plan that marks the beginning of the end of a 40-year-old desegregation lawsuit against the Rapides Parish School district. The district is now free from 40 years of federal oversight of its school buildings. ''I think the judge has realized we have done the best we can do,'' said district maintenance director Randy Patterson. Patterson said he's still got some work to do on infrastructure work in some of the schools and the historical racial background of a school will still be in the back of his mind when...
  • Offside! (race-baiting tearjerker alert)

    10/24/2003 2:48:08 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 16 replies · 265+ views
    The Riverfront Times (St. Louis, MO) ^ | October 22, 2003 | MATTHEW EVERETT
    Offside! The Public High League once dominated the local gridiron scene, and suburban districts were perennial doormats. Now it's the other way around. Ever wonder why? BY MATTHEW EVERETT The ball is at the one-yard line. It's third down. The Webster Groves Statesmen, in front of a home crowd at Hixson Middle School, trail the Jefferson City Jays by seven points with just under ten minutes left in the first half. It's the first Friday in October, the first night this fall that's truly felt like football weather. The lights above the stadium give the field an unnatural glow. A...
  • 47-Year-Old School Desegregation Case Ends

    08/15/2003 5:32:45 AM PDT · by shhrubbery! · 245+ views
    AP ^ | 8/15/03 | unattributed
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The nation's longest-running school desegregation lawsuit was officially ended after 47 years when a federal judge signed a settlement agreement and dismissed the case. Amid clapping and mutual congratulation, U.S. District Judge James Brady on Thursday ended the suit with a paraphrase from William Faulkner - ``at some point the law ends and people begin.'' Brady then signed the settlement on a desk wheeled onto the steps of the federal courthouse for the occasion. Despite the jubilation, some viewed the settlement as a hollow victory. Middle-class whites have largely abandoned this city's beleaguered, 45,000-student school...
  • School District Released From Desegregation Case Ruling Frees District From Court Supervision

    08/13/2003 3:20:46 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 2 replies · 165+ views
    School District Released From Desegregation Case Ruling Frees District From Court Supervision POSTED: 11:26 a.m. CDT August 13, 2003 UPDATED: 4:58 p.m. CDT August 13, 2003 KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- U.S. District Judge Dean Whipple released the Kansas City, Mo., School District from the 26-year-old desegregation case Wednesday. The ruling means the school district is free from court supervision. In issuing his decision, Whipple said that the district "is unlikely to discriminate against African-American children again." He said his decision would "allow the superintendent to make routine decisions" without seeking court approval. Whipple previously released the district from federal...
  • State rep offers apology for Metco remarks

    05/08/2003 4:22:35 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 3 replies · 157+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | May 8, 2003 May 8, 2003 May 8, 2003 | Joe Battenfeld
    A liberal state representative from Concord was forced to publicly apologize last night for saying in an animated speech on the House floor that she supported a Boston desegregation program because she would rather have minority kids ``come to my schools than . . . come to my prisons.'' State Rep. Cory Atkins, wife of former U.S. Rep. Chester G. ``Chet'' Atkins, drew a private rebuke from one of her fellow liberal Democrats after the speech late Tuesday night, sources said. Freshman Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez (D-Jamaica Plain) felt the remarks could be interpreted as racist, according to sources. Last night,...
  • School desegregation 'clearly regressing,' study says

    01/19/2003 12:50:33 AM PST · by optimistically_conservative · 13 replies · 201+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/19/03 | ANDREW MOLLISON
    King's dream fades as suburban sprawl leads to racial separation WASHINGTON -- On the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a new study shows that the nation is "clearly regressing" from his dream of an America in which black and white children study and play together, the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University reports. In his "I Have a Dream" speech, King said he envisioned a world in which one day "little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers." In 1970, two years after...
  • Anti-Lott Democrats and Blacks reveal their own Bias

    12/18/2002 4:26:18 PM PST · by az4vlad · 4 replies · 232+ views
    IntellectualConservative.com ^ | December 18, 2002 | J. Grant Swank, Pastor
    A lota Lott is too much Lott. That’s it. For the good of common sense. For the good of the USA. For the good of the Congress. For the good of moving on with real politics. Cut the lota Lott! Obviously, three main thrusts are at work in this on-going non-story: Demos are mad as mad can be. Why? Because they lost considerably in recent elections and so they lunge to make much adieu about nothing. Kids do it in school all the time. It’s called "getting attention." Some (not the logical, responsible ones) blacks have felt politically ignored (read...
  • After 46 Years: Baton Rouge Schools Still Under Federal Desegregation Order

    11/27/2002 5:59:43 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 247+ views
    The Alexandria (LA) Daily Town Talk ^ | 11-27-02 | Morgan, Robert
    <p>Robert Morgan Posted on November 27, 2002 Part of a series.</p> <p>BATON ROUGE - The head of the school system with the state's longest running desegregation lawsuit stopped short of saying local officials have historically blocked efforts to resolve the case.</p>
  • Brown v. Board unraveling? New Harvard study: Schools are Resegregating

    08/09/2002 12:22:04 PM PDT · by End The Hypocrisy · 6 replies · 179+ views
    MSNBC ^ | August 9th, 2002 | AP
    The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University found integration between whites and blacks to be decreasing or steady in all but a handful of the nation’s largest school districts over the last 14 years. The report is online at www.law.harvard.edu/groups/civilrights. Attorney Chester Darling, who represents parents fighting a desegregation policy in the NorthEastern town of Lynn, Massachusetts, questioned the study’s assumptions about diversity’s value, though. He also said any new push to create school diversity must be driven by parents and NOT government. “When you have a government involved in enforcing a particular form of diversity, then you have a...
  • Parents Challenge Desegregation Law

    06/03/2002 7:42:17 PM PDT · by rwjst4 · 1 replies · 209+ views
    Newsday ^ | 6/3/2 | DENISE LAVOIE
    Parents Challenge Desegregation Law By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer June 3, 2002, 10:03 PM EDT BOSTON -- Parents went to federal court Monday to challenge a town's voluntary desegregation plan as an unconstitutional use of race to keep families from sending children to schools of their choice. Under the plan in Lynn, transfers of students outside their own neighborhoods can be denied if they disturb a racial balance. Lynn's policy was written 14 years ago to comply with the state's voluntary racial imbalance law, which asks public school districts to desegregate schools with a minority population of more than...