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  • Senator Graham (rankles some over) comments on (president) Lincoln

    03/08/2005 12:14:35 PM PST · by DixieOklahoma · 128 replies · 2,050+ views
    3/7/2005 GOP senator Graham rankles some over comments on Lincoln By John Byrne | RAW STORY Editor Senator Lindsey Graham has ignited a new furor in Washington over comments he made over the weekend referring to his state’s difficulty in “getting over” President Abraham Lincoln, with apparent reference to Lincoln’s role in the civil war and the freeing of American slaves, RAW STORY has learned. “We don’t do Lincoln Day Dinners in South Carolina,” Senator Graham told a Lincoln Day gathering in Tennessee Saturday. “It’s nothing personal, but it takes awhile to get over things.” According to a Knoxville News...
  • Court hears 'Confederate' dorm arguments

    01/06/2005 6:49:13 PM PST · by Ellesu · 14 replies · 765+ views ^ | 01/06/05 | AP
    Group trying to block building name change: NASHVILLE, Tennessee -- A state appeals court heard arguments Wednesday over whether Vanderbilt University can remove the word "Confederate" from a dormitory the United Daughters of the Confederacy helped build in the 1930s. The Tennessee chapter of the group claims the university's effort to drop the first word from Confederate Memorial Hall violates decades-old contracts, but Vanderbilt claims the contracts are no longer valid. The judges, who did not say when they will issue a ruling, had strong words for both sides. "You're arguing social values and making the courts be the tough...
  • Jim Crow and the Wilson Administration

    04/02/2005 10:09:34 AM PST · by cgbg · 11 replies · 616+ views
    CSPAN ^ | April 2, 2005 | cgbgjr
    This was a CSPAN televised event given by someone who has written the only book on this subject.
  • Bush Administration Files Another Partial-Birth Abortion Lawsuit Brief

    02/14/2005 12:12:27 AM PST · by Lexinom · 1 replies · 300+ views ^ | 12 February 2005 | Steven Ertelt
    Bush Administration Files Another Partial-Birth Abortion Lawsuit Brief Email this article Printer friendly page by Steven Editor February 12, 2005 Washington, DC ( -- The Bush administration on Friday filed another brief defending the federal ban on partial-birth abortions. The brief comes in an appeal of a Nebraska judge's decision overturning the ban in one of three lawsuits filed against it by abortion advocates.The brief is part of an appeal to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals challenging a September ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf saying the ban was too vague and would prohibit other types of abortions.The...
  • The Florida Myth [Black Voter Disenfranchisement]

    09/23/2004 6:29:27 PM PDT · by The Real Indepman · 15 replies · 640+ views
    National Review ^ | October 15, 2003 | Peter Kirsanow
    John Kerry's Jim Crow America... "The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights investigated these allegations over a six-month period beginning in January 2001. Its 200-page majority report, Voting Irregularities in Florida During the 2000 Presidential Election, excoriates Florida's election officials for various acts of misfeasance. But the conclusions drawn by the report often bore little relationship to the facts contained therein. And media descriptions of the report did little to dispel the widespread belief among the black electorate that blacks had been systematically targeted for harassment, intimidation, and disenfranchisement."
  • Book Review of Unfounded Loyalty

    09/17/2004 7:30:31 PM PDT · by rkoliver · 9 replies · 595+ views
    September 17, 2004 | Robert Oliver
    Review of Unfounded Loyalty by Robert Oliver ( Unfounded Loyalty: An In-Depth Look Into The Love Affair Between Blacks and the Democratic Party Wayne Perryman ( Lantham, MD: PNEUMA Life Publishing, 2003 198 pp. $23.50 ISBN 1-562290-7-38 “Why are most Blacks in America Democrat?” asked a group of inner-city young people to Rev. Wayne Perryman of Seattle, Washington. Perryman replied, “Because Democrats have done the most for Black people.” They asked him for material find out exactly what the Democrats have done for Blacks. Perryman did not have any material to give them. He said, “I could see I would...
  • State GOP Historically Diverse ( OKLAHOMA )

    08/18/2004 1:51:45 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 11 replies · 394+ views
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 08-18-2004 | Charles Ford
    State GOP historically diverse By Sen. Charles Ford Leading Democrats and their pundits attempt to divide Oklahomans by painting a picture of elitism, exclusiveness and white male dominance among Republicans while promoting themselves as the party that embraces women and minorities. The notion that Republicans are anti-woman and anti-minority could not be further from the truth. The Republican Party in Oklahoma has a diverse membership and a long history of encouraging women and minorities to participate in the electoral process. Republicans have led the way to change and made the most remarkable inroads at a time when women and minorities...
  • No Excuse for the Black Underclass.

    03/16/2004 9:31:27 PM PST · by Defendingliberty · 15 replies · 158+ views ^ | 3/17/04 | Christopher Pritchard from
    No Excuse for the Black Underclass. 3/17/04 To say that racism doesn’t exist today is to put your head in the sand. But in spite of the existence of modern day racism, there is no reason for the existence of the black underclass. By 1975 the last vestiges of “Jim Crow” were gone. I have picked that year as the turning point for this editorial. If you were born in 1960 as I was, you grew up as “Jim Crow” was coming to an end and you remember the events on the day of the murder of Dr. King. In...
  • Symposium Seeks Minorities for Defense Department

    02/20/2004 9:11:50 AM PST · by Calpernia · 3 replies · 172+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb. 20, 2004 | By Rudi Williams
    Defense Department officials tried to put DoD's best foot forward in attracting minority students to seek careers in the department at Florida A&M University here Feb. 18-19. DoD held a career exposition Feb. 18 for middle school, high school and college students to see presentations and visit exhibits set up by the military academies, ROTC programs and civilian internship programs. Feb. 19 featured a symposium, during which DoD officials discussed critical minority representation issues in ROTC and internship programs, as well as long-term concerns, with presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other minority-education leaders. Charles S. Abell, principal...
  • A Case of the Kwanzaa Blues

    12/25/2003 10:59:14 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 636+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 26, 2003 | DEBRA J. DICKERSON
    ALBANY Oh, dear. It's that time of year again, when black folks have to be careful with one another. A simple invitation to your tree-trimming party can find you denounced for "capitulating to the master's culture" by the most button-down, suit-and-tie brother on the block. Asking the fellow preschool parent in kente clothing to make a Kwanzaa presentation can find you stammering your apologies when he thrusts his St. Christopher medal at you like Buffy the Vampire Slayer fending off the undead. Being black in December is almost as exhausting as being so in February, when it's taken for granted...
  • JFK: Breaking The News

    11/21/2003 10:29:05 PM PST · by WaterDragon · 44 replies · 343+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | November 21, 2003 | Larry Leonard
    PBS, 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 19, 2003 – Following the visual of the Rebel Flag, a youngish, very short haired woman appeared on the screen. My reception is fuzzy here, so while I can hear the audio perfectly, I cannot always see the picture clearly. As near as I could tell, she was in a setting which spoke of academics. It may also have been an office conference room. She had the large round glasses of the modern female “scholar.” The first time she opened her mouth, she testified to the total bias, the total Orwellian historical rewrite, that one...
  • Racial preferences and recycled Jim Crow arguments

    09/01/2003 9:02:47 AM PDT · by Jean S · 3 replies · 276+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | 9/1/03 | W. James Antle III
    When did people who claim to be civil rights activists start supporting government-sponsored racial discrimination? Forty years after Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream Speech," many people and organizations who claim to be his heirs argue that rather than judging people by the "content of their character," the government isn't classifying people by the color of their skin enough. It's become a cliché to quote Dr. King in opposition to race-conscious affirmative action programs. It's true that the most famous leader of the civil rights movement was more open to these types of government policies than many political commentators...
  • Diversity thumbs on the scales

    06/23/2003 12:42:05 PM PDT · by TBP · 9 replies · 233+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 22, 2003 | John Hasnas
    <p>Any day now, the Supreme Court will announce its decision on the constitutionality of the University of Michigan's affirmative-action policies. Advocates for minorities hope the court will uphold the program. It should not. Such a decision will almost certainly damage the long-term interests of the very groups the proponents of diversity seek to protect.</p>
  • On Racial Preferences - Bow Shots

    02/23/2003 9:03:48 AM PST · by Davis · 1 replies · 221+ views
    The Conning Tower ^ | 2/23/03 | Trentino
    The diversity argument--how are we gonna get enough blacks and Latinos unless we rig the rules?--is transparent baloney. As Bass, our top-drawer cartoonist has trenchantly pointed out, universities ignore questions of diversity when really important activities, like football, are at stake. Is it necessary to dwell on the question of just how many black and Latinos constitutes sufficient diversity? Who the hell are those admissions officers to decide who gets what goodies? What in the world does this have to do with running a university? The best argument for racial preferences for blacks is the reparations argument advanced by Mick...
  • Segregation then, segregation now

    01/20/2003 6:12:36 AM PST · by Valin · 10 replies · 523+ views
    Mpls (red)Star Tribune ^ | 1/19/03 | Syl Jones
    <p>"Now it is true, if I may speak figuratively, that Old Man Segregation is on his deathbed. But history has proven that the guardians of the status quo are always on hand with their oxygen tents to keep the old order alive."</p>
  • Dixiecrats Triumphant The menacing Mr. Wilson

    12/21/2002 6:04:48 AM PST · by Valin · 34 replies · 1,585+ views
    Reason ^ | Charles Paul Freund
    It was Inauguration Day, and in the judgment of one later historian, "the atmosphere in the nation's capital bore ominous signs for Negroes." Washington rang with happy Rebel Yells, while bands all over town played 'Dixie.' Indeed, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, who swore in the newly elected Southern president, was himself a former member of the Ku Klux Klan. Meanwhile, "an unidentified associate of the new Chief Executive warned that since the South ran the nation, Negroes should expect to be treated as a servile race." Somebody had even sent the new president a possum, an act...
  • American Democracy and National Amnesia

    10/10/2002 8:19:58 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 199+ views
    Popolitics ^ | October 2002 | Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr.
    “From the time it was passed in 1870 until 1965, no president, no Congress, and no Supreme Court did anything serious to enforce the Fifteenth Amendment …” -- Howard Zinn “I’m gonna sing this verse, I ain’t gonna sing no more / Please get together, Break-up this old Jim Crow.” -- Lead Belly, “Jim Crow Blues”Certain myths remain popular in spite of reality. Americans, for example, rely on a few admired figures and television images to help them understand the impetus behind the civil rights movement, even though the bus boycotts, voting drives and the March on Washington were just...
  • PBS series shows Jim Crow's ugly colors

    10/03/2002 5:02:17 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 17 replies · 471+ views
    The Huntsville Times ^ | October 3, 2002 | Ben Johnson
    Know your place, chile. Always know your place.'' I still remember Mama Robinson telling us that, talking about Jim Crow and segregation. We black folks, colored folks, Negroes could never be uppity, always had to be deferential. Folks would be watching. Bad things could happen. She was a sweet old lady, her white hair pulled back in a bun. She wore that ever-present apron that always smelled of pound cake. Yellow pound cake. ''Get you a piece of cake, baby,'' she would say. More than four decades removed I can still see her, sitting in a rocking chair on that...
  • Better ways to amend for slavery

    08/12/2002 3:37:00 PM PDT · by ArcLight · 7 replies · 257+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 8/12/2002 | Gail Buckley
    Mayor Bloomberg was right to call reparations a divisive issue. What's historically just for black Americans is historically wrong for America.