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  • Obama: 'If Catholics (and Protestants) Have Their Schools ... That Encourages Division'

    06/19/2013 1:11:04 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 19, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Complete Headline: Obama: 'If Catholics Have Their Schools and Buildings and Protestants Have Theirs ... That Encourages Division' Likening religious schools to segregation--a racist system that forced blacks to attend different schools and use different facilities than whites in the American South--President Barack Obama told a town hall meeting for youth in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Monday that there should not be Catholic and Protestant schools because such schools cause division. "Because issues like segregated schools and housing, lack of jobs and opportunity--symbols of history that are a source of pride for some and pain for others--these are not...
  • Is desegregation dead?

    05/19/2015 9:08:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 18, 2015 | Heather Knight, Chronicle Special Report
    San Francisco gives parents a say in where their children go to school — and that is leading to less diversity [snip] A federal judge ordered desegregation, and in 1971 San Francisco put children on buses that crisscrossed the city so they could be in multiracial schools. The plan almost immediately ended racial isolation — but it also helped drive families out of the district and into the suburbs or into private schools. Many Chinese families resisted integration, boycotting district public schools and creating their own private “freedom schools” for their children instead. From the 1960s to 1983, the school...
  • 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
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  • 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...