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  • Three Police Officers killed IN Baton Rouge

    07/17/2016 7:46:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1,754 replies
    Just a breaking news report over KTLA so far
  • Mississippi School District Ordered to Desegregate Its Schools

    05/17/2016 9:17:37 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 47 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/17/16 | CHRISTINE HAUSER
    federal court has ordered a town in Mississippi to desegregate its high schools and middle schools, ending a five-decade-long legal battle over integrating black and white students. The United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi ordered the Cleveland School District to consolidate the schools after rejecting two alternatives proposed by the school district, saying they were unconstitutional.
  • Muslims are creating 'Nations Within Nations' Says Former Head of UK Equalities Commission

    04/11/2016 1:45:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 04/11/2016 | BY LUCY CLARKE-BILLINGS
    The former head of Britain’s Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), Trevor Phillips, has admitted he “got almost everything wrong” regarding immigration in a new report, claiming Muslims are creating “nations within nations” in the West. Phillips says followers of Islam hold very different values from the rest of society and many want to lead separate lives. He says schools may have to consider a 50 per cent limit on Muslim, or other minority pupils, to encourage social integration. And he says disturbing survey findings point to a growing chasm between the attitudes of many British Muslims and their compatriots....
  • Obama Administration Sticking it to Whitey

    04/08/2016 1:16:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/8/16 | Robert Weissberg
    Is the Obama administration, or at least some officials in it, hostile toward whites? This is certainly an awkward, publicly unspeakable question -- and answering it is exceptionally difficult. Not easy to discern the motives of countless Washington bureaucrats.  Nevertheless, recent events outside of Baltimore, MD suggest that enmity toward whites does afflict some Obama administrators and our proof, though short of the smoking gun standard, is probably as good as it gets.  In a nutshell, thanks to Washington’s money and political pressure, thousands of poor blacks will now be re-located from Baltimore’s slums to upgraded housing in the surrounding,...
  • Dodger Stadium's first statue will be of Jackie Robinson

    12/22/2015 3:51:26 PM PST · by EveningStar · 69 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 22, 2015 | Steve Dilbeck
    The Dodgers are finally going the statue route at Dodger Stadium and on Tuesday announced the first would be of Jackie Robinson. The Dodgers said the statue will be 9 to 10 feet tall and located at a stadium site to be determined during the 2016 season.
  • Progressive Parents Fight Integration In Their Children’s Public Schools.

    09/25/2015 4:39:17 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 9-25-2015 | Reihan Salam
    Reihan SalamSeptember 25, 2015 I live in a small slice of Brooklyn wedged between Brooklyn Heights, one of New York’s most prosperous neighborhoods, Dumbo, a relatively new neighborhood that is essentially a forest of condominiums catering to financiers, techies, and “creative professionals,” and Farragut Houses, a sprawling public-housing complex that borders the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Though you won’t find gated communities in this part of Brooklyn, you will find buildings with doormen, which is of course a quite similar phenomenon. The retail establishments catering to affluent professionals don’t formally exclude poor residents, but their high prices do the work of...
  • Italians set fire to beds in angry anti-immigrant protests [Genesis 11]

    07/17/2015 1:58:43 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 30 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/17/2015 | Staff
    Residents in a chic Rome suburb and a northern Italian village staged angry anti-immigrant protests on Friday, with villagers setting mattresses ablaze in a bid to stop authorities from housing migrants. Authorities in the village of Quito plan to accommodate 101 immigrants in empty apartments, but several residents broke into one of the buildings, removed camp beds, mattresses and televisions intended for the newcomers and set them on fire outside. The protesters then put up tents, with the Corriere della Sera newspaper quoting them as saying: “We aren’t going home until they leave — this is an invasion.” Italy is...
  • Obama Orders Cities And Towns To Racially Integrate [Genesis 11]

    07/10/2015 10:57:33 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 80 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/8/2015 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Obama administration unveiled new rules Wednesday to rid the country of racially segregated neighborhoods by directing cities and towns to set goals for reducing segregation, and then regularly report their progress to the feds. Communities nationwide will be given a series of questions designed to help them figure out whether racial bias is causing segregated neighborhoods, racial or ethnically concentrated areas of poverty, unequal access to opportunity or disproportionate housing needs in their jurisdiction. They will be required to set goals related to that data and publicly report on their progress every three to five years. The Department of Housing...
  • Obama making bid to diversify wealthy neighborhoods

    06/11/2015 5:12:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 131 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 11, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    The Obama administration is moving forward with regulations designed to help diversify America’s wealthier neighborhoods, drawing fire from critics who decry the proposal as executive overreach in search of an “unrealistic utopia.” A final Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rule due out this month is aimed at ending decades of deep-rooted segregation around the country. The regulations would use grant money as an incentive for communities to build affordable housing in more affluent areas while also taking steps to upgrade poorer areas with better schools, parks, libraries, grocery stores and transportation routes as part of a gentrification of...
  • Racism, a pool party in Texas and the Supreme Court [how dare you have a community pool]

    06/10/2015 4:46:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 10, 2015 | Noliwe Rooks
    Despite the fact that in 2014, Money magazine named McKinney, Texas, a small suburb located just outside of Dallas, "the best place to live in America," for the past few days the town has been inundated with media attention in response to circulated images of a white police officer cursing, pointing his weapon at and physically assaulting black teenagers as young as 14 in an attempt to break up a pool party at a subdivision. A teenager at the party filmed and uploaded video of the incident to YouTube on Saturday and it quickly went viral. The police were reportedly...
  • 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...
  • Scott Walker bid to end integration program [busing] has schools seeking answers

    03/06/2015 11:41:48 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | March 7, 2015 | Erin Richards
    "....[Scott Walker] has proposed eliminating the long-standing racial integration program, a move that could redirect $60 million in school funding and have a cultural and financial impact on Milwaukee, nearby suburban school systems and districts like Racine, Madison and Wausau. The proposal has districts analyzing the complicated structure of school funding to try to get their arms around the potential impact of ending Chapter 220. "It's hard to speculate," said Bob Lang, director of the Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau, which has yet to complete its own analysis of the legislation. The governor's proposal calls for phasing out the Chapter 220...
  • 5 Special Things Black People Lost When Schools Were Integrated . . .

    12/12/2014 10:03:34 AM PST · by Fester Chugabrew · 53 replies
    Atlanta Black Star ^ | November 25, 2014 | Nick Chiles
    On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, that state laws establishing separate public schools for Black and white students were unconstitutional, violating the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The 9-0 decision was hailed as a major victory for the civil rights of African-Americans, paving the way for the integration of the nation’s schools. But in retrospect, while there was reason to celebrate the court decision, there were also many things the Black community lost after the Brown decision.
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 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 ^ | 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...

    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 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
    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 ^ | 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...