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  • Too many of Britain’s Muslims are failing to integrate. We need to find out why

    09/03/2014 11:57:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09/03/2014 | Dan Hodges
    We can’t carry on like this. We just can’t. Today the Government has announced its latest measures to tackle what it will describe as the “Isil terror threat”. “Isil” is a code word. It actually means Muslim terror threat. Last week the nation was confronted with the graphic, grotesque horror of the Rotherham child rape cases. They had, we were told, been perpetuated by “Asian sex gangs”. In this case the code word was “Asian”. They were in fact Muslim sex gangs. In July we were confronted with the Birmingham “Trojan Horse” school scandal. The weren’t Trojan Horse schools. They...
  • ‘Obama makes up his own rules’

    02/17/2014 2:01:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The New York Post ^ | February 15, 2014 | Paul Sperry
    Last month, President Obama declared he’ll “act on my own,” that he doesn’t need Congress to exercise his power. “We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation. I’ve got a pen . . . and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions,” he asserted. “One of the things that I’m going to be talking to my Cabinet about is how do we use all the tools available to us.” He’s already made good on his promise to act unilaterally — delaying the ObamaCare mandate on businesses again last week and changing the rules...
  • The Massive Liberal Failure on Race

    02/04/2014 2:16:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Slate ^ | February 3, 2014 | Tanner Colby
    Five years ago, while fervently supporting the candidacy of the man who would become America’s first black president, I came to the realization that I didn’t actually know any black people....One,maybe two,was the norm....I wanted to know why integration—actual,genuine integration—had failed so spectacularly. The result....was Some of My Best Friends Are Black:The Strange Story of Integration in America, which traced the history of the color line back through all the places I have lived and chronicled the various efforts to erase it:school busing, affirmative action, air housing, etc.......after eight miserable years of George W. Bush and the euphoria of the...
  • HUD Launches Scheme To Racially Diversify Suburbs

    07/22/2013 4:39:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 105 replies
    Investors.com ^ | July 22, 2013 | Editorial
    Diversity: Now even ZIP codes are racist, and according to this race-obsessed administration, you're racist for living in a suburban area with little public housing. And it plans to change that. In what may be the most ambitious social-engineering project undertaken by the federal government, the administration is mapping every neighborhood in America by race. The stated purpose is to use the data to compel local officials to loosen zoning laws and build more public housing, thereby offering more poor inner-city minorities better opportunities for housing and education. But the unstated purpose is forced racial integration. The suburbs are just...
  • HUD's New 'Fair Housing' Rule Establishes Diversity Data for Every Neighborhood in U.S.

    07/22/2013 9:35:00 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 69 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 22, 2013 | Susan Jones
    To ensure that "every American is able to choose to live in a community they feel proud of," HUD has published a new fair-housing regulation intended to give people access to better neighborhoods than the ones they currently live in. The goal is to help communities understand "fair housing barriers" and "establish clear goals" for "improving integrated living patterns and overcoming historic patterns of segregation." “This proposed rule represents a 21st century approach to fair housing, a step forward to ensuring that every American is able to choose to live in a community they feel proud of – where they...
  • Hispanicize 2013 Issues Official Recap Video

    05/24/2013 12:40:27 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 6 replies
    PRWeb ^ | 05/08/2012 | Katherine Johnson
    The official recap video for Hispanicize 2013, the annual Latino trends event presented by Procter & Gamble is now available for viewing online on YouTube at http://bit.ly/Hispz13Recap. Hispanicize 2013 brought together more than 1,200 Latino influencers from film, music, blogging, marketing and business over the course of five days, April 9-13 at the Eden Roc hotel in Miami Beach. This year’s event included a Hispanic Journalist Showcase, a music festival and a film festival. Altogether, more than 103 sessions were held with more than 260 speakers.
  • Netflix Positioned for Subscriber Boom with Social Media Integration

    Having been a member of Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) for several years, I utilized the discontinued feature that allowed for recommending films to friends and family. Surprisingly, it went beyond expectations as it essentially made every aspect of one's rental queue available to those invited into a customer’s friends list. Most people who would want to make recommendations would probably still want some degree of privacy but it seemed to be an "all or nothing" choice. After the service was discontinued by Netflix a few years ago, it seemed as though Netflix was... (continued)
  • French nationalists protest in Paris against radical Islam, allege Muslims won’t integrate

    11/13/2012 3:27:35 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 10, 2012 | Associated Press
    PARIS — Hundreds of French nationalists have demonstrated in Paris against Islamist extremism, chanting the French anthem and saying the religion has no place in the country. Protester Romain Cyiril says, “France was always a welcoming country, but for the first time we have to deal with a religion which can’t and doesn’t want to integrate itself.”
  • Violent bullying video shocks (Finnish) internet

    03/26/2012 1:06:46 PM PDT · by wtd · 4 replies · 6+ views
    TundraTabloids ^ | 3/26/2012 | KGS
    This took place in Kannelmäki, a suburb of Helsinki. The kids doing the bullying are all of immigrant extraction, and are doing what all school bullies have done throughout history, torment others unwilling to fight back. The interesting thing here is that it breaks with the carefully crafted PC meme that only minorities can be the victims. If the roles where reversed, you would hear the politicians and human rights groups decrying the wave of racism that’s raging through the streets and schools of Finland. NOTE: Apparently one of the kids bullying placed it on the net. They pretty much...
  • African American Listed

    12/13/2011 4:23:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2011 | Mike Adams
    Dear African American Center: Season’s greetings! I wanted to write to you today to share a heartwarming story that will help kick off your annual celebration of Kwanza. It involves a young woman of color who recently finished one of my classes in the Department of Sociology and Criminology. She told me that she thoroughly enjoyed the course and was glad she did not drop it as she was advised to do. Sadly, the people who advised her to drop the class were supporters of the campus African American Center. You are doing a fine job of instilling the values...
  • The Purposeful Thwarting of American Integration

    07/08/2011 4:15:00 PM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    Don't Tread On Me ^ | July 6, 2011 | Charles Petzold
    Over the weekend,I tried my best to enjoy our Independence Day,despite the fact that I have all this information about our true state of being rattling around in my head. I spent the 4th in Weehawken N.J.,overlooking Manhattan,and watching the Macy’s fireworks show. The main street was blocked off by police,and all sorts of people were walking around,sitting on the park lawns,BBQ’ing,and more or less enjoying the day the way that I have always known it growing up. Weehawken is a very mixed neighborhood,where one can find people from all over the planet residing in one place. Specifically,the area right...
  • WikiLeaks Exposes North American Integration Plot

    05/26/2011 11:48:52 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 59 replies
    New American ^ | Monday, 02 May 2011 21:00 | Alex Newman
    As early as January of 2005, high-ranking officials were discussing the best way to sell the idea of North American “integration” to the public and policymakers while getting around national constitutions. The prospect of creating a monetary unit to replace national currencies was a hot topic as well. Some details of the schemes were exposed in a secret 2005 U.S. embassy cable from Ottawa signed by then-Ambassador Paul Cellucci. The document was released by WikiLeaks on April 28. But so far, it has barely attracted any attention in the United States, Canada, or Mexico beyond a few mentions in some...
  • Military 'diversity': more DC silliness

    03/14/2011 4:11:53 AM PDT · by Scanian · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 13, 2011 | Michael A. Walsh
    Just when you think that our govern ment can't get any sillier, along comes something like the Military Leadership Diversity Commission -- and let's face it, up to now you didn't even realize such a thing existed -- to crush your hopes that any sensible people are left in Washington, DC. The diversity commission last week issued its completely unawaited report to call for, you guessed it, more diversity among military leadership. Not great fighting effectiveness, which should always be job No. 1. Not smarter leadership. Not braver fighting generals and fewer rear-echelon paper-pushers. No, what this country really needs...
  • Denomination Bucks Trend, Reunites After 57 Years

    03/13/2011 7:36:51 PM PDT · by TBP · 5 replies
    Centers for Spiritual Living via google Docs ^ | March 3, 2011 | Centers for Spiritual Living
    Golden, CO -- In an era when religious denominations are splitting into smaller and smaller sects, one just reunited after being split since 1954. Science of Mind®, also known as Religious Science, founded in the 1920s by philosopher Ernest Holmes, functioned as two competing organizations for more than 50 years. This week, delegates at their joint annual conference in San Diego approved reunification, called “integration,” with 98% of the vote. In preparation for their integration, the two organizations, originally called Religious Science International and United Church of Religious Science, changed their names to International Centers for Spiritual Living and United...
  • Does 'Sidwell Friends' Ring A Bell With Morning Joe Crowd Bashing Barbour?

    12/21/2010 6:59:30 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    <p>There was a hypocritical double-standard on display by the Morning Joe folks who turned Haley slowly over a spit today. Hat tip NB reader Ray R.</p> <p>Eugene Robinson took the lead in belting Barbour for sending his children to private schools in Mississippi rather than to local public schools attended by black children. Joe Scarborough chimed in with his Mississippi-childhood recollections of such post-integration private academies springing up. Mike Barnicle did his bit, contributing the tale of whites in South Boston pulling their kids out of integrated public schools in favor of parochial and private ones.</p>
  • The Protocols of the Elders of Christendom?

    03/27/2010 11:00:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 739+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 28, 2010 | Alan Roebuck
    Theocracy-watcher Katherine Yurica calls it "the most immoral political program ever adopted by a political movement in this country." At Illuminati Conspiracy Archive, Paul and Phillip Collins say that it "echoes the revolutionary fervor of Robespierre's radical Jacobinism." The object of this fear and loathing? An obscure essay (now available only on web archives) titled "The Integration of Theory and Practice: A Program for the New Traditionalist Movement," written in 2001 by Eric Heubeck, a former associate of the late Paul Weyrich at the Free Congress Foundation. Not only has his essay been removed from Free Congress's website, but Heubeck...
  • 'Going Muslim'

    11/08/2009 9:39:56 PM PST · by Saije · 22 replies · 1,094+ views
    Forbes ^ | 11/9/2009 | Tunku Varadarajan
    "Going postal" is a piquant American phrase that describes the phenomenon of violent rage in which a worker--archetypically a postal worker--"snaps" and guns down his colleagues. As the enormity of the actions of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan sinks in, we must ask whether we are confronting a new phenomenon of violent rage, one we might dub--disconcertingly--"Going Muslim." This phrase would describe the turn of events where a seemingly integrated Muslim-American--a friendly donut vendor in New York, say, or an officer in the U.S. Army at Fort Hood--discards his apparent integration into American society and elects to vindicate his religion in...
  • Why White America Chose Obama

    10/13/2009 11:13:57 PM PDT · by Scanian · 40 replies · 1,635+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 14, 2009 | Robin of Berkeley
    I grew up in a small city in the New York suburbs. My parents scrimped and saved to give us a saner life than in the Bronx. Unlike most other towns in the county, our area was diverse, with a wealthy population in opulent estates; a middle class group (mine); and a large, low income population, mostly comprised of black residents. In the 60's, liberal policy makers conceived of forced busing so that deprived kids could enjoy tonier surroundings. The utopians envisioned the dazzling spectacle of ethnic bonding. At my elementary school, the black kids arrived each day by bus...
  • Alternative high school proposed for Berkeley

    10/09/2009 3:03:53 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 16 replies · 685+ views
    The Berkeley Voice ^ | 10/09/2009 06:57:53 AM PDT | Doug Oakley
    The Berkeley school board is considering creating an alternative high school or charter school proposed by one of its high school principals for 500 kids who are falling behind. Victor Diaz, principal of Berkeley Technology Academy, said the school would serve kids from grades six through 12 who traditionally fall behind: students of color scoring well below their white counterparts.
  • Pool Boots Kids Who Might "Change the Complexion"

    07/08/2009 8:40:12 AM PDT · by thefactor · 105 replies · 4,812+ views
    Philadelphia NBC ^ | 7/8/09 | Karan Araiza
    More than 60 campers from Northeast Philadelphia were turned away from a private swim club and left to wonder if their race was the reason.Kids at Creative Steps Day Camp were thrilled to go swimming once a week at the Valley Swim Club. But after only one trip to the private club, they were... "I heard this lady, she was like, 'Uh, what are all these black kids doing here?' She's like, 'I'm scared they might do something to my child,'" said camper Dymire Baylor. The Creative Steps Day Camp paid more than $1900 to The Valley Swim Club. The...
  • OUT OF MANY, MANY?

    12/24/2008 12:30:02 AM PST · by andrew roman · 4 replies · 409+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 24 December 2008 | Andrew Roman
    From the "Buried on Page Eighty-Five of the Newspaper" file ...Mark Krikorian at National Review.com has posted a link to a story that has probably gotten as much attention as the Oil For Food scandal, or any American victories in the War Against Islamo-fascists.It's one of those "no no" articles that go beyond shopworn political incorrectness and actually begins to probe the dark recesses of genuine xenophobia.At least, that's how the Left will see it.It's not often in this day of obnoxious multiculturalism and moral equivalence that a story about the need - yes, need - to "Americanize" immigrants...
  • Dutch Labour Party: Tolerance has Hampered Integration

    12/23/2008 1:44:16 PM PST · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 467+ views
    NIS News ^ | December 23 2008
    AMSTERDAM, 24/12/08 - Labour (PvdA) appears to want to take a different direction regarding the integration of immigrants. In a new memorandum on the subject, the party urges confronting intolerance. "The mistake that we should never again make is swallowing criticism of cultures or religions because of tolerance." The memorandum was drawn up by PvdA chairwoman Lilianne Ploumen, indicating it is a document from the entire party leadership including PvdA leader Wouter Bos. The memorandum, entitled "Divided past, shared future,' will be presented to the PvdA members at a congress next March and then, if adopted, become the new PvdA...
  • Something other than the election

    10/10/2008 1:45:09 PM PDT · by PanzerKom · 2 replies · 326+ views
    PanzerKom
    Here's something that's not related to the election and the economy. Think of it as a little quiz, if you will. I came across the following article written by an immigrant while surfing the web. For those of you so inclined, answer the following question: 1. How long do you think this person has been in the States? 2. How old do you think this person is? 3. What, in your opinion, is the greatest thing about American culture? ------------------------------------------------------ Because you’re an American    A couple of months ago I went to the Chinese Embassy in New York. The...
  • 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,...
  • Prisons prepare to integrate cellmates

    05/29/2008 5:38:55 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 32 replies · 97+ views
    SF Gate ^ | May 27, 2008 | Tanya Schevitz
    San Quentin State Prison inmate Lexy Good is white, hangs out with whites on the prison exercise yard and must be careful not to associate with blacks and Latinos. No cards, no basketball outside the color lines. Those are the unwritten inmate rules of prison life. People stick to their own race. Good, who's doing a short stretch for receiving stolen property, likes it that way. "We segregate amongst ourselves because I'd rather hang out with white people, and blacks would rather hang out with people of their own race," said Good, 33, of Walnut Creek. "Look at suburbia. Look...
  • Inaccurate college textbook slams Spartanburg

    04/29/2008 7:30:34 AM PDT · by Clear Rivers · 12 replies · 96+ views
    Spartanburg Herald-Journal ^ | April 29, 2008 | Linda Conley
    One of the authors of "Mosaic of Thought" has apologized for mistakenly writing that Spartanburg was the scene of some violent incidents during the desegregation era. Inaccurate college textbook slams Spartanburg Violent integration incidents occurred in another city; errors to be fixed in 2nd edition By Linda Conley Published: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 | Updated: 9:16 am Picture this: A teacher is discussing with her students the violence and unrest that occurred in America when public schools integrated almost 40 years ago. The example she is using from her class textbook is the violence that occurred in Spartanburg County. The...
  • Italy: Muslim running for Rome city council urges more focus on immigration

    04/12/2008 8:17:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies · 160+ views
    "It is necessary for us to participate in political life, in the life of political parties. The political forces, on their part, must then give ample space to issues such as immigration and integration." Among those running for the elections this weekend to choose representatives for Rome's city council is Khalid Chaouki, the founder of a group known as the Young Muslims... He could not hide his envy for the situation of second generation immigrants in neighbouring countries such as France where they have managed to occupy important positions in various departments such as the department of Justice. "I want...
  • A Euro-army is fantasy land. We need our American ally

    03/29/2008 6:17:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 1,522+ views
    The Guardian ^ | March 29 2008 | Martin Kettle
    Like pensions and insurance, defence is one of those subjects to which too many people only pay attention when things go wrong. You might think, in the light of the past decade, that this would have changed. But you would be sadly mistaken. Even today, even after Iraq, few mainstream MPs without an immediate personal or constituency interest in the subject turn up in the Commons for defence debates. Many politicians who are thoughtful about a range of domestic issues still pass by on the other side when the conversation gravitates to the military. In this they reflect the British...
  • "Joe Louis: An American Hero---BETRAYED," IFC movie

    03/16/2008 6:20:03 AM PDT · by LS · 14 replies · 767+ views
    self | 3/16/08 | LS
    All: the Independent Film Channel (or whatever it's called) ran a documentary called "Joe Louis: An American Hero---Betrayed" ("Betrayed" in red, for effect). Much of it is well done, although it's quite clear from the interviews with a writer for one of the main communist papers (not "New York Times" but something like the "Daily Worker") that it is a primarily liberal slant. For those who don't know, Joe Louis was an amazing boxer, beating Max Schmeling (Hitler's darling) and ending the comeback of Jim ("Cinderella Man") Braddock, who has his own touching and inspirational story. Louis, tagged as the...
  • C’mon Everybody: Will Music Bring Us Together?

    01/18/2008 9:42:29 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 12 replies · 4,456+ views
    Dissent Magazine ^ | Winter 2008 | Barry Gewen
    MUSIC WAS an essential—probably the essential—art form of the 1960s. In a way that’s hard for anyone who didn’t live through the decade to grasp, music once reached deep into every facet of existence, from politics to fashion. It seemed destined to maintain a central role in people’s lives forever. Rock ’n’ roll was here to stay. Was its promise of eternal revolution one more false utopia? Today, music has retreated to life’s interstices, as a form of theater, iPod solipsism, an occasion for nostalgia, or an arena for the uninhibited celebration of personal freedom (usually expressed in portrayals of...
  • Britain: Gordon Brown says no to referendum and any more integration for ten years

    10/20/2007 7:09:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 221+ views
    Times of London ^ | 10/20/07 | Philip Webster, Francis Elliott and David Charter
    Gordon Brown says no to referendum and any more integration for ten years Philip Webster, Francis Elliott and David Charter Gordon Brown ruled out further European integration for at least a decade yesterday as he sought to counter calls for a referendum on the latest transfer of power to Brussels. Mr Brown left Lisbon insisting that the treaty agreed did not presage “fundamental change”. He was immediately contradicted by one of the architects of the original EU constitution, who said that the new treaty contained all of its essential measures. Speaking at the end of the summit, Mr Brown said...
  • Immigration institute provokes outcry from social scientists

    10/14/2007 12:49:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 57+ views
    nature.com/news ^ | 10 October 2007 | Declan Butler
    Nature 449, 643 (2007) | doi:10.1038/449643b News French plan for research integration meets with disapproval. The French government is to create a powerful institute for research on immigration and integration. The move has sparked opposition among social scientists, who claim that the body is a thinly veiled bid to exercise political control over their research. The Paris-based institute will be placed under the High Council for Integration, which is affiliated with the prime minister's office. It is expected to be inaugurated shortly by Brice Hortefeux, the immigration minister. The government says that the 23-member institute will serve as a 'one-stop...
  • In search of the NAFTA highway to hell

    10/08/2007 1:48:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies · 1,205+ views
    Macleans ^ | October 8, 2007 | Luiza Ch. Savage
    Road plans in Texas have conspiracy theorists in an uproar I am driving along a mostly empty road in rural Fayette County, Texas, about an hour east of Austin, looking for the NAFTA superhighway -- the one that Stephen Harper, George W. Bush and Felipe Calderón mocked as a conspiracy theory when they were asked about it at their trilateral meeting in Montebello, Que., in August. Critics, who say that behind the leaders' denials lurks a larger, nefarious plan to unite North America, fear that such a roadway will eventually be a four-football-stadium-wide artery connecting Mexico, the U.S. and Canada,...
  • This Year In History:Judicial Power (Ole Miss-Oxford Wrap Up)

    10/07/2007 5:31:56 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies · 481+ views
    10/7/07 | Self
    The Meredith vs. Fair case was another victory of the NAACP legal team with the support of the Warren Supreme Court and the rest of the federal judiciary. While the judiciary was stronger in its push for integration, the executive branch just did its duty to enforce the court's decisions. President John Kennedy and Attorney General Robert Kennedy tried to negotiate with Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett hoping to cut a deal and not use force. After James Meredith was enrolled following the violent battle and intervention of over 20,000 members of the military, the Kennedy Administration wanted to avoid forcing...
  • This Year In History: Judicial Power (The Little Rock Crisis-1957)

    10/05/2007 6:54:06 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 120+ views
    10/5/07 | Self
    After getting the Supreme Court of Earl Warren on its side, the NAACP legal team rolled from victory to victory including changing the bus seating rules in Montgomery, Alabama and integrating Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Martin Luther King was embarking on an economic boycott and civil disobedience path while the NAACP would continue its efforts in the federal court system to integrate southern educational institutions including the Meredith vs. Fair case involving the University of Mississippi. President Eisenhower and the GOP hoped that their intervention in the Little Rock case would keep northern black votes in the...
  • Today In History:Judicial Power (October 1, 1962 Ole Miss-Oxford Battle)

    10/01/2007 6:25:48 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 10 replies · 110+ views
    10/1/07 | Self
    The battle (riot) at Ole Miss continued into the morning hours of Monday October 1, 1962. Protestors used a bulldozer and a car to batter into the federal marshal force. Hundreds were injured in the fighting. James Meredith was not harmed by the protestors who directed their attack at the marshals. Two people were killed in the fighting. A local jukebox repairman Ray Gunter and a London newspaper reporter, Paul Guihard, were killed by .38 caliber bullets that a Mississippi state investigator believed came from the federal marshals. President Kennedy, Attorney General Kennedy and the president's aides stayed in the...
  • American Muslims Strive to Become Model Citizens

    10/01/2007 3:35:30 AM PDT · by america4vr · 57 replies · 267+ views
    Spiegel Online ^ | September 13, 2007 | Marc Hujer and Daniel Steinvorth
    After the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Muslim immigrants were seen as a potential threat in the United States. They have since become model citizens -- and now they want a greater say in politics. Why shouldn't we wear head scarves? It is almost 1 p.m., time for noon prayers, and Abdul Malik Mujahid, 55, is in his office on the second floor of Chicago's Downtown Islamic Center, preparing for his sermon. On his desk are a Koran, a pad of paper and a Blackberry. A telephone rings in the next room as people hurry through the corridors. Soon Mujahid...
  • Today In History:Judicial Power (September 30, 1962-Ole Miss Battle of Oxford )

    09/30/2007 4:02:24 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies · 463+ views
    9/30/07 | Self
    Shortly after midnight (early Sunday September 30th) President Kennedy signed orders federalizing the Mississippi National Guard. The talks over some sort of "honorable surrender" by Governor Ross Barnett continued. The hope was for a situation where Barnett and the state troopers would stand aside when confronted by the federal force. This kind of politically beneficial event was achieved next year in 1963 when Alabama Governor George Wallace stood in the door at the University of Alabama in the face of federal orders to admit black students. But for now the move was on and Governor Barnett wanted to look good...
  • Today In History:Judicial Power(September 26-27, 1962-Ole Miss)

    09/27/2007 5:41:16 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies · 133+ views
    9/27/07 | Self
    The headlines by September 27, 1962 were ominous enough with hints of some sort of military action in Mississippi. On Wednesday September 26th the first attempt of the day to enroll James Meredith at the University of Mississippi failed, but Attorney General Robert Kennedy kept trying to cajole Governor Ross Barnett into allowing Meredith in. During the afternoon a convoy carrying Meredith came down from Memphis while negotiations by phone continued between Kennedy and Barnett. The convoy turned back when it became apparent that Merdith would not be allowed to enroll. The audio record of these phone calls is available...
  • Today In History:Judicial Power (Second attempt to enroll Meredith-September 26, 1962)

    09/26/2007 5:48:03 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 68+ views
    9/26/07 | Self
    For the second day in a row an attempt was made to enroll James Meredith at the University of Mississippi. After the rebuff in Jackson from Governor Barnett it was decided to make the attempt at the university campus in Oxford. The federal plane flew to Oxford carrying Meredith, John Doar of the Justice Department and Chief U.S. Marshal James McShane. This time they were confronted by the Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi, Paul Johnson. Johnson was flanked by state police and sheriff's deputies. Marshal McShane made an attempt to push past Johnson to the registrar's office saying "I think its...
  • Today In History:Judicial Power (Bayonets+Integration in Little Rock-September 25, 1957)

    09/25/2007 8:14:18 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 63+ views
    9/25/07 | Self
    A thousand soldiers ringed the Little Rock Central High School on Wednesday morning September 25, 1957. White students who wanted to go to class went in, but many stayed away. Major General Edwin Walker, commander of the troops, addressed students in the auditorium shortly after school began. General Walker said: "Those who interfere.....with the proper administration of the school will be removed by the soldiers...." An Army staff car (a station wagon with U.S. Army markings on its sides) came to the home of NAACP president Daisy Bates to take the nine students to school. They arrived at 9:22 AM....
  • Today In History:Judicial Power (Meredith tries to enroll at Ole Miss-1962)

    09/25/2007 5:20:11 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies · 150+ views
    9/25/07 | Self
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals was freed to order enrollment of James Meredith at the University of Mississippi after the Supreme Court's September 10th decision. They ordered enrollment of Meredith by registrar Robert Ellis at 10AM on Tuesday September 25th at the Federal Building in Jackson, Mississippi. A federal plane (Border Patrol) flew Meredith, Justice Department official John Doar and Chief U.S. Marshal James McShane from New Orleans to Jackson. They expected to meet the university registrar Robert Ellis there, but he was at the Woolfolk State Office Building when he was ordered to testify before a legislative committee....
  • This Year In History:Judicial Power (Little Rock September 23-24, 2007)

    09/24/2007 7:39:44 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 43+ views
    9/23/07 | Self
    Nine black students entered Little Rock Central High School on Monday September 23, 1957. They attended the first three periods of the school day before being removed at noon. One student told reporters: "nothing much happened." But outside a crowd of more than one thousand people erupted into acts of violence as police repeatedly pushed them back from the school. Windows at the school were broken. Two black reporters were attacked by the mob with cameras clicking and rolling. The Little Rock police had some help from Arkansas State Police but they left at noon (the same time the students...
  • This Year In History-Judicial Power (Little Rock-September 20-23, 1957)

    09/23/2007 3:26:50 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies · 45+ views
    9/23/07 | Self
    Federal District Judge Ronald Davies opened a contempt hearing on Friday morning September 20th, 1957 with four lawyers representing Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus putting up objections. But they failed to move Judge Davies and the lawyers walked out of the hearing in the middle of the day. The chairman of the Democrat Party in Arkansas put out a statement saying that Judge Davies and other federal courts had no right to question the judgement of Governor Faubus and National Guard leaders. Governor Faubus, who was not present at the hearing, told reporters "now begins the crucifixion." Later in the day...
  • This Year In History: Judicial Power (Little Rock September 15-16, 1957)

    09/16/2007 6:01:24 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 103+ views
    9/16/07 | Self
    On Sunday September 15th Governor Faubus put out the word that he had made proposals to President Eisenhower and that the National Guard would remain at the school for now. The crowds of pro-segregationists began to dwindle the week of Monday September 16th. The whole controversy brought national news media to the scene including the developing network television news operations. NBC sent John Chancellor from Chicago to report live from in front of the school. Meanwhile CBS had Howard K. Smith, who has just come back from London to head up its Washington bureau. Live transmissions were by long-distance phone...
  • Today In History:Judicial Power (Little Rock September 10-14, 1957)

    09/14/2007 8:29:20 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 86+ views
    9/14/07 | Self
    With Federal District Judge Ronald Davies moving for an injunction against Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus the burden of enforcing any injunction would fall on the Eisenhower Administration. President Eisenhower later spoke of his regret in making Earl Warren Chief Justice of the Supreme Court but for now it was his job and the job of his Attorney General Herbert Brownell to enforce desegregation of schools. There was political gain for the Republican Party with a majority of black votes going to Eisenhower in 1956. Democrat Congressman Brooks Hays of Arkansas was acting as an intermediary between the president and the...
  • President Sends Troops to Little Rock [50 years ago this month, Eisenhower sends 101st airborne]

    09/12/2007 9:05:03 AM PDT · by syriacus · 17 replies · 600+ views
    The New York Times learning pages ^ | September 24, 1957 | ANTHONY LEWIS
    President Sends Troops to Little Rock, Federalizes Arkansas National Guard; Tells Nation He Acted to Avoid An Anarchy Eisenhower on Air Says School Defiance Has Gravely Harmed Prestige of U.S. President Warns of Anarchy Peril Washington, Sept. 24--President Eisenhower sent Federal troops to Little Rock, Ark., today to open the way for the admission of nine Negro pupils to Central High School. Earlier, the President federalized the Arkansas National Guard and authorized calling the Guard and regular Federal forces to remove obstructions to justice in Little Rock school integration. His history-making action was based on a formal finding that his...
  • Today In History:Judicial Power (Supreme Court rules on Meredith 45 years ago today)

    09/10/2007 7:23:11 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies · 179+ views
    9/10/07 | Self
    The case of James Meredith's admission to the University of Mississippi wound its way through the federal court system after the NAACP filed suit in May 1961. A federal district judge ruled in favor of the university and a federal appeals court ruled in favor of Meredith. The case was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court and there was a temporary stay of the Appeals Court order. In what was not a surprise for an integration case, the Warren Supreme Court ordered that Meredith be admitted to the University of Mississippi. The decision came on Monday September 10th, 1962. The...
  • This Year In History: Judicial Power-Stalemate in Little Rock (September 5-9, 1957)

    09/09/2007 3:37:47 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 237+ views
    9/9/07 | Self
    The National Guard blocked entrance to black students and even the black employees who cooked and cleaned at Little Rock Central High School. Daily crowds of pro-segregation people gathered outside the school to make sure the black students didn't go in. Governor Orval Faubus sent his evidence to the White House of the need for the guard to prevent violence. A cross was burned on the front lawn of Little Rock Mayor Woodrow Mann, who had disputed the governor's contention that violence was possible if the school was integrated. The school board went to Federal District Judge Ronald Davies to...
  • Today In History: Judicial Power (Little Rock 50 years ago today)

    09/04/2007 7:10:42 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies · 523+ views
    9/4/07 | Self
    Federal District Judge Ronald Davies (imported from North Dakota to rule on integration in Little Rock) ordered integration of Little Rock Central High School to proceeed on Setpember 3rd. The next morning, nine black students attempted to enter the Little Rock Central High School but were turned away by the National Guard troops there. As Governor Faubus had expected, a large pro-segregation crowd stood outside the school and they jeered as the students were rebuffed. Eight of the nine students were in a group led by Arkansas NAACP president Daisy Bates. One student, Elizabeth Eckford, whom Bates could not reach...