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  • 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...
  • Republicans Passed the 1965 Voting Rights Act

    08/06/2010 6:44:51 AM PDT · by Michael Zak · 20 replies
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | August 6, 2010 | Grand Old Partisan
    On this day in 1965, the 1965 Voting Rights Act was signed into law. Contrary to myth, Republicans supported this law much more than did the Democrats. In the Senate, 94% of Republicans voted in favor, while just 73% of Democrats voted for it. In the U.S. House of Representatives, 82% of Republicans voted in favor, compared to 78% for the Democrats. Senator Everett Dirksen (R-IL), co-author of the 1965 VRA, helped outmaneuver Democrat opposition: "There has to be a real remedy. There has to be something durable and worthwhile. This cannot go on forever, this denial of the right...