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  • The Democrats Are The Party Of Slavery, Segregation, And The KKK

    11/02/2016 5:27:30 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 10, 2015 | Jim Treacher
    As we watch the Confederate flag being brought down in South Carolina (and being brought up by Nancy Pelosi, in a characteristically cynical and underhanded ploy), it’s worth taking a look at the racist history of the Democratic Party. They own that stupid flag, which is why they keep trying to pin it on the Republicans. Courtesy of the great Bill Whittle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wz_0utCrm0Ahhh, facts. Lefties hate those things! Yeah, the Great Party Switch of the 1960s is horsecrap. The Democrats have always been the party of racism. Now they’re just better at lying about it. The Civil War was just...
  • Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race

    10/28/2016 9:35:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    propublica.org ^ | 10/28/16 | Julia Angwin and Terry Parris Jr.
    Imagine if, during the Jim Crow era, a newspaper offered advertisers the option of placing ads only in copies that went to white readers. That’s basically what Facebook is doing nowadays. The ubiquitous social network not only allows advertisers to target users by their interests or background, it also gives advertisers the ability to exclude specific groups it calls “Ethnic Affinities.” Ads that exclude people based on race, gender and other sensitive factors....
  • "This Is About Whiteness" UC Berkeley Students Segregate Campus, Block Bridge With Human Wall

    10/27/2016 12:08:05 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 67 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | 10/27/16 | Tyler Durden/Reason.com
    Student protesters at the University of California-Berkeley gathered in front of a bridge on campus and forcibly prevented white people from crossing it. Students of color were allowed to pass. The massive human wall was conceived as a pro-safe space demonstration. Activists wanted the university administration to designate additional safe spaces for trans students, gay students, and students of color. They were apparently incensed that one of their official safe spaces had been moved from the fifth floor of a building to the basement. According to video footage of the protest, demonstrators blocked off the bridge completely. Students who needed...
  • Hillary/ Brazile: Dukakis Was A Racist?

    10/22/2016 8:55:35 AM PDT · by Williams · 30 replies
    Hillary tweets Donna Brazile video about how the Dukakis campaign kept the "colored girls" on a separate floor of a hotel. So that's the best example of racism they can come up with - their own left wing candidate?
  • Emory looking to establish regular POC-only social events

    10/21/2016 7:40:31 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 24 replies
    Campus Reform via Drudge ^ | 10/20/16 | Anthony Gockowski
    Emory University’s Campus Life Department will soon host what it hopes will become a regular social hour, but invitations will only be extended to students and staff “of color.” DeLa Sweeney, Emory’s interim director for Multicultural Programs, sent an email to staff at the school’s Campus Life Department, inviting them to attend an upcoming social “for students, alumni, faculty, and Emory Campus Life staff of color” only. “This event is intended to serve as an opportunity for people of color at Emory to connect with one another and strengthen relationships within and across various communities, identities, and positions in the...
  • Central High School integrated

    09/25/2016 3:49:17 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 23 replies
    Under escort from the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, nine black students enter all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Three weeks earlier, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus had surrounded the school with National Guard troops to prevent its federal court-ordered racial integration. After a tense standoff, President Dwight D. Eisenhower federalized the Arkansas National Guard and sent 1,000 army paratroopers to Little Rock to enforce the court order.
  • I’m Black and I’m Horrified That African-American College Students Are Choosing Segregation

    09/13/2016 11:40:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Heat Street ^ | September 10, 2016 | Kira Davis
    In 1938, Lloyd Lionel Gaines, a young black scholar from Mississippi, filed a suit against the University of Mississippi School of Law after being denied entry because he was “colored.” The Supreme Court eventually ruled that under the “separate but equal” clause Mississippi had the obligation to either admit him or establish a separate law school to accommodate people of color. Mississippi chose to do the latter. The NAACP planned to challenge the inadequacy of the school, as was their strategy against the tone-deaf “separate but equal” laws of the day. Unfortunately, Gaines never saw this suit completed: He disappeared...
  • CA State University Offers Housing 'For Blacks Only'-Restoring segregation in name of justice

    09/13/2016 4:33:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 31 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 13, 2016 | Crystal Wright
    Sometimes the more things change, the more they stay the same. Presidents of leftist colleges across the nation are creating segregated dorms for blacks students in response to the Black Lives Matter mafia. You can’t make this stuff up. In 1964, Democrats fought tooth and nail to preserve segregation.  Racist southern Democrat Dixiecrats like Alabama Governor George Wallace refused to follow the Supreme Court’s Brown vs. Board of Education decision, the law, and even resorted to sanctioning police brutality against blacks to keep his state “separate and unequal.” It’s more than curious that California State University of Los Angeles...
  • State Department on Netanyahu's video: 'Inappropriate'

    09/09/2016 3:17:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    INN ^ | 9/9/16 | Elad Benari
    The United States fired at back at Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday, after he released a video equating the Palestinian Authority’s demand that a future Palestinian state be free of Jews to ethnic cleansing. “[T]he Palestinian leadership actually demands a Palestinian state with one pre-condition: No Jews. There's a phrase for that: It's called ethnic cleansing,” Netanyahu said in the video, which was released in Hebrew and English, as well as in a version with Arabic subtitles. “And this demand is outrageous. It's even more outrageous that the world doesn't find this outrageous,” he added. “Ethnic cleansing for peace...
  • Request for non-white roommates sparks uproar at Claremont Colleges in California

    08/14/2016 8:51:50 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 59 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | August 14, 2016 | Jason Silverstein
    A collective of colleges in Los Angeles suburb has been in an uproar for the past week over Facebook posts from students with one request for housing: No white roommates. A Facebook post from Karé Ureńa, a junior at Pitzer College at the Claremont Colleges, asked for fellow students to join an off-campus house for the upcoming school year. “POC only,” she wrote, using the abbreviation for “people of color.” Ureńa, who is black, added, “I don’t want to live with any white folks.” The post, first reported by the Claremont Independent student magazine, sparked outrage from the campus and...
  • Debate flares after black college students seek a non-white roommate

    08/12/2016 11:58:05 AM PDT · by NRx · 57 replies
    WaPo ^ | 08-11-2016 | Nick Anderson and Susan Svrluga
    In most respects, the roommate-wanted notice seemed routine. Three students at the Claremont colleges in Southern California were looking for a fourth this summer to join them in an off-campus house. They added a caveat in parentheses: “POC only,” they said, using a common abbreviation for people of color. When a classmate challenged that condition, the Pitzer College student who posted the notice on Facebook pushed back. “It’s exclusive [because] I don’t want to live with any white folks,” wrote Karé Ureńa, who is black. The online comments touched off a debate this week over race at Pitzer and neighboring...
  • Black Students Don’t Want to Share Residence with White People

    08/12/2016 7:02:13 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 69 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | Aug. 10, 2016 | Trey Sanchez
    Livng with a white person is threatening to the safe space expected by some black students at Claremont Colleges in California. Campus Reform uncovered a roommate search on Facebook from three (presumably) black students looking for a fourth person to share the rent with near campus and it stressed that no white people need apply [all sic]: Hey all, Sajo Jefferson, Isaac Tucker-Rasbury and I [Karé Ureńa] want to live off campus at [redacted] but we need a 4th person!!Shmoney: $450 for rent $200 security deposit $45 utilitiesWe’re a litty crew, cum get litty with us. Please feel free to...
  • Public College Offers Blacks-Only Classes, Claims It’s Totally Okay

    08/09/2016 7:11:40 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/8/2016
    A community college in Illinois is trying to defend itself after it decided to offer special classes only available to black people. “College: Changes, Challenges, Choice” is a one-credit introductory course at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, and is intended to help new students “assess your purpose for college, assess your study strategies, set college and career goals, examine your values and decision-making skills, and develop an appreciation for diversity.” But while the class may want students to appreciate diversity, the school doesn’t practice what it preaches. Two sections of the class are specifically set aside exclusively for...
  • Houston Official Calls for Form of Segregation: Only Blacks Can Police Black Communities

    07/12/2016 8:03:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 87 replies
    breitbart ^ | July 11, 2016 | BOB PRICE
    HOUSTON, Texas – A Houston city councilman has called for segregation in policing. In the wake of the officer-involved shootings of black men across the country and the assassination of Dallas police officers, the councilman said police should reflect the ethnicity of the particular community where they patrol. Speaking to Fox 26 in Houston, City Councilman Dwight Boykins (District D), “I think at this point, because of the crisis situation, not in Houston but throughout the country, we need to have officers patrolling areas that reflect the ethnicity [of that community].” The councilman continued, “Because that will eliminate second-guessing. People...
  • The New Racism goes to another level, segregation.

    07/12/2016 7:12:46 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 32 replies
    Breibart ^ | 7/12/16 | BOB PRICE
    Houston Official Calls for Form of Segregation: Only Blacks Can Police Black Communities HOUSTON, Texas – A Houston city councilman has called for segregation in policing. In the wake of the officer-involved shootings of black men across the country and the assassination of Dallas police officers, the councilman said police should reflect the ethnicity of the particular community where they patrol.
  • EXCLUSIVE–New Black Panther Leader: Blacks Need to Migrate to Five Southern States, Form ‘Country Wi

    07/10/2016 2:21:53 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 253 replies
    Reuters via Breitbart ^ | July 10, 2016 | Reuters via Aaron Klein
    Omowale was speaking in an interview set to air Sunday night on this reporter’s talk radio program, “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and News Talk 990 AM in Philadelphia. Omowale used the interview to claim five states as belonging to the “Black Nation”: Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia. The revolutionary stated: “We just need to start migrating back to those states and taking control of the economics in those states. If black people move in, most definitely white people will move out. So it’s not a hard process for us to...
  • #BlackLivesMatter rally segregates speakers by race

    07/10/2016 10:32:12 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    In January, 2016...an Ithaca (NY) Black Lives Matter rally over the death of Sandra Bland and others set up a procedure to segregate speakers by race, with “people of color” being given priority over whites... The segregation of speakers just happened again, at a rally on July 8, 2016, with non-people of color speakers told to sit at the back of the speakers’ line... About 400 people marched from the Southside Community Center to the Ithaca Commons Friday night and called for an end to systemic racism and police killing black people. [Black Lives Matter Ithaca organizer Dubian] Ade addressed...
  • Seattle's Vanishing Black Community

    05/27/2016 9:17:44 PM PDT · by steve86 · 65 replies
    Pacific Northwest Magazine / Seattle Times ^ | May 26, 2016 | Tyrone Beason
    PASTOR PATRINELL WRIGHT was just a 20-year-old country girl from Carthage, Texas, who didn’t know what she was getting into when she migrated to Seattle in 1964. She grew up one of seven children in the Walnut Grove community, to be exact, a nearby farming enclave designated for blacks. That’s how it was in Southern towns back then. If you were black, you knew where you belonged, and it sure wasn’t around white people, unless you happened to be working for them. Seattle had its own form of segregation, with blacks clustered mainly in the city’s Central District because of...
  • Roots: The Groundbreaking Series Reimagined

    05/18/2016 9:52:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 62 replies
    History Channel ^ | May 17, 2016
    HISTORY® premieres "Roots" on Memorial Day 2016, airing over four consecutive nights at 9 p.m. beginning Monday, May 30, it was announced today by Paul Buccieri, President of A&E and HISTORY. The four-night, eight-hour event series developed by HISTORY, from A+E Studios, is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family and their will to survive and ultimately carry on their legacy despite hardship.
  • HUD Mandates ‘Affordable Housing’ in Affluent Baltimore Suburbs

    03/26/2016 9:36:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 25, 2016 | 7:26 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    The Obama administration has started its push to expand low-income housing into “higher opportunity areas.” The Department of Housing and Urban Development last week announced a “landmark” settlement agreement with Baltimore County that will serve as a catalyst to “promote housing mobility” and “address residential segregation.” The goal is to move low- and very-low-income people out of the city and into the suburbs. …
  • Kanye West Asks "White Publications" to Stop Commenting on "Black Music"

    02/16/2016 9:35:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 119 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 15, 2016 | Ryan Parker
    A little more than an hour before the Grammys were to start Monday night, Kanye West wrote another series of controversial tweets, this time asking "white publications" to not write about "black music." West singled out The New York Times, Rolling Stone and Pitchfork as "white publications" that should not be writing about black music.
  • Rating 20th Century Presidents

    02/12/2016 10:40:25 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 26 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 12, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Since everybody else is rating presidents, we thought we'd give it a shot too, since we've covered many of them, especially those who served in the last century. The root of the word president, eminent historian Steve Hayward reminds us, is preside. Thus, we looked at the economies and foreign policies that these leaders presided over as well as their Supreme Court picks. Our greatest concern, taking those considerations down in order, were whether the presidents meddled in the economy, could distinguish friends and foes abroad, and chose justices and judges guided by the U. S. Constitution. The top five...
  • UConn building 'black-only' living space to promote scholarship

    02/02/2016 6:07:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 02, 2016 | Cody Derespina
    Faced with alarmingly low graduation rates for black males, the University of Connecticut is trying something it calls bold -- and critics call segregation. The school's main campus in Storrs has launched a program slated for fall in which 40 black male undergraduates live together in on-campus housing. Proponents believe the students can draw on their common experiences and help each other make it to commencement. But others cringe at the idea of black-only housing, saying it turns decades of hard-fought racial progress on its head. [...] ScHOLA2RS House -- which stands for "Scholastic House of Leaders who are African...
  • (UCONN) College Announces Plans of a Dorm Only For Black Men

    01/31/2016 6:09:54 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 129 replies
    In order to help black males graduate, the University of Connecticut is constructing a dorm with a living space only for them. Called the ScHOLA2RS House, the living community for African American males is set to open in 2016. Dr. Erik Hines, an assistant professor of educational psychology and the future faculty advisor to those in the dorm, said UConn will implement the living space as a “forward-thinking” solution to the fact that black male students graduate at a lower rate.
  • The focus is on learning not living for ScHOLA2Rs House (segregation)

    01/31/2016 12:20:35 PM PST · by Gumption · 12 replies
    Daily Campus ^ | January 26, 2016 | Julia Werth
    The recently announced ScHOLA2RS House was met with an overwhelming response from the UConn community including everything from excitement at the opportunities that will be provided to shock at the idea of housing based on race. "I was not pleased, my immediate thought was 'What?'" Haddiyyah Ali, a fourth-semester Africana studies and political science major said. "I know there had to be a lot of research that went into it...but just for me coming from a student perspective, my initial thought was what about black women and girls - what about us?" The idea behind the ScHOLA2RS House is to...
  • Black men only: UConn's proposed 'learning community' sparks controversy

    01/30/2016 5:04:48 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    The University of Connecticut is building a special residence for those who identify as African-American males, as a way to boost retention and graduation rates. Critics of the plan are calling the arrangement "racially segregated housing." As part of its Learning Community Program, the university has established "houses" designed to match students with like-minded peers, in order to foster development and to "make UConn feel like home," according to the school's website. In addition to houses aimed at environmentally-conscious students or nursing majors, for example, a new house under construction will cater to African-American men only.
  • Here's What's So Jarring About Hillary Clinton's Thoughts On Reconstruction

    01/28/2016 12:45:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Huffington Post Huffpost Politics ^ | January 27, 2016 | Ryan Grim
    And why she should listen to Killer Mike. At the the Iowa Democratic forum on Monday night, Hillary Clinton took one of the easiest questions lobbed her way -- Who is your favorite president? -- and blasted it right into the back of her own goal. She did fine with the first part, naming Abraham Lincoln, but then dipped into the history of Reconstruction, bemoaning the vengeful way in which the North targeted the South after Lincoln's assassination. You know, he was willing to reconcile and forgive. And I don't know what our country might have been like had he...
  • Dallas struggles to overcome segregated legacy

    01/02/2016 5:09:49 PM PST · by gop4lyf · 27 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 1/2/16 | Neena Satija
    DALLAS - By most accounts, census tract 166.05 is not a particularly desirable place to live. Tucked between two major highways in southwest Dallas, the neighborhood is characterized by clusters of ramshackle, one-story houses, huge swaths of vacant land and big warehouses and storage centers. More than 40 percent of people living in the census tract have incomes below the poverty level, a proportion that more than doubled since 2000, according to U.S. Census data. Crime rates and levels of slum and blight are also high, according to the Dallas-based housing advocacy group the Inclusive Communities Project. Such placement "perpetuates...
  • Old Dixie Changed To President Barack Obama Highway In Riviera Beach

    12/17/2015 3:27:45 PM PST · by lowbridge · 79 replies
    cbs12 ^ | december 17, 2015 | thomas forester
    Old Dixie Highway is now officially President Barack Obama Highway within the city limits of Riviera Beach. For the residents of Riviera Beach, it has been a long time coming. Mary Brabham has been a resident of Riviera Beach for years. She says the change is welcome. "It's time to let the past be the past. We are moving forward and do things not for one, but for all." According to Riviera Beach Mayor Thomas Masters, Old Dixie Highway served as a reminder that this city was once heavily segregated.
  • Judicial Watch Asks Appeals Court to Halt Race-Based, Separatist Election in Hawaii

    11/07/2015 7:04:23 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Nov 5 2015
    Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed an Urgent Motion for Injunction with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to stop a race-based, state-sponsored, Hawaiians only election that violates the fundamental constitutional rights of American citizens (Keli’i Akina, et al. v. The State of Hawaii, et al. (No. 15-17134)). The motion asks that the Appeals Court enjoin the counting of ballots, now scheduled for November 30, until the resolution of a Judicial Watch appeal of an earlier district court ruling in the case (Keli’i Akina, et al. v. The State of Hawaii, et al. (No. 1:15-cv-00322))....
  • A Tale of Two Dead White Males

    10/08/2015 11:03:33 PM PDT · by 100American · 19 replies
    City Journal ^ | October 8, 2015 | ADAM FREEDMAN
    The 2015 academic year opened with protests against two Ivy League universities with campuses featuring buildings named for long-dead, white, southern, and racist politicians—but only one of the protests is getting any attention so far. At Yale, the school year began with a demand from students and some alumni that the university change the name of Calhoun College, a residential college named for John C. Calhoun, an antebellum slaveholder, ardent proponent of slavery, and longtime federal officeholder. According to an online petition that circulated over the summer, the murders of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina required the removal...
  • Obama administration to unveil major new rules targeting segregation across U.S.

    07/08/2015 4:51:37 AM PDT · by ThomasMore · 197 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 07/08/2015 | Emily Badger
    CHICAGO -- When the Fair Housing Act was passed in 1968, it barred the outright racial discrimination that was then routine. It also required the government to go one step further — to actively dismantle segregation and foster integration in its place — a mandate that for decades has been largely forgotten, neglected and unenforced. Now, on Wednesday, the Obama administration will announce long-awaited rules designed to repair the law’s unfulfilled promise and promote the kind of racially integrated neighborhoods that have long eluded deeply segregated cities like Chicago and Baltimore. The new rules, a top demand of civil-rights groups,...
  • How Baltimore invented neighborhood segregation

    05/10/2015 9:47:27 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Vox.com ^ | May 10, 2015 | Matthew Yglesias
    A lot has been written about Baltimore recently, but the most insightful commentary often comes from people who are not directly addressing the news. Back in 2010, Antero Pietila wrote Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City about Baltimore (h/t Tyler Cowen). The shaping was not subtle. Indeed, with a 1910 residential segregation ordinance passed by the City Council, Charm City literally invented the idea of legally enforcing neighborhood-level segregation: Baltimore's innovation was the use of government legislation to achieve systematic, citywide race separation. "Nothing like it can be found in any statute book or ordinance...
  • Chicago Is The Most Segregated City In America: Analysis

    05/06/2015 4:56:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 5/4/2015 | John Dodge
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago is the most segregated city in the United States, while also being one of the most diverse, according to a new analysis of U.S. Census Data. How can that be possible? Because “diversity” and “segregation” are two different things, when you look at them from a city-wide level and then the neighborhood level, writes Nate Silver, the founder and editor of the Five Thirty Eight blog. “Chicago deserves its reputation as a segregated city,” Silver writes. “But it is also an extremely diverse city. And the difference between those terms — which are often misused and...
  • Too many Asians? NY Dem lawmaker explores segregating public housing by race

    03/30/2015 4:53:38 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    Apparently upset that “blocs” of Asians are taking over blocks of public housing in her district, a New York City councilwoman last week suggested “culture” be included when assigning people to public housing. “There could be some benefit to housing people by culture,” Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo told the New York Post. “I think it needs to be discussed.” lauriecumbo0330 Photo: New York Post If Cumbo weren’t a black woman Democrat from New York City in 2015 – if she were, say, a white male Democrat from Alabama in 1965 – everyone would know exactly what she was talking about when...
  • How White Flight Destroyed the Mississippi Delta (Blame Whitey)

    01/06/2015 6:15:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 100 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 6, 2014 | Alan Huffman
    In the Mississippi Delta town of Tchula, there’s a fading columned mansion that once belonged to Sara Virginia Jones, the daughter of a local plantation dynasty. Its walls were lined with nearly 400 works by artists as prominent as Paul Cezanne, Marc Chagall, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Salvador Dali, and Andy Warhol. Then, in the 1990s, the house changed hands. Today, it is filled with framed photos of the current owner—Tchula’s controversial first black mayor, Eddie Carthan, who was in office from 1977 to 1981—posing with U.S. presidents Carter, Clinton, and Obama and the Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan.
  • Saudi Arabia's national airline to introduce gender segregation after a string of complaints

    01/02/2015 8:56:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 2, 2015 | Emily Payne
    Saudi Arabia's national airline is allegedly planning to separate male and female passengers on its flights, in accordance to strict rules enforced by the Gulf kingdom. Gulf media report that Saudia will keep men and women segregated onboard, unless they are close relatives. The move follows a spate of complaints from male fliers unwilling to allow other males to sit next to their wives and other female family members.
  • 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.
  • Mary Landrieu's Remark About Blacks in the South Was True—and Politically Shrewd.

    11/03/2014 7:24:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The New Republic ^ | November 3, 2014 | Brian Beutler
    As a Democrat, Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu is running up against the late stages of partisan realignment. But while the rise of the GOP in the South may end her political career, nobody has ever confused Landrieu for a political neophyte, or accused her of misunderstanding the essence of Louisiana politics. It’s against that backdrop that she attributed President Obama’s unpopularity in her state, in part, to the fact that “the South has not always been the friendliest place for African Americans.” As regional or cultural dog whistles go, this is significantly less contestable than, say, the GOP's incessant derision...
  • Brown v. Ferguson: Are We Better Off Separate Than Equal

    10/06/2014 7:51:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 6, 2014 | Torri Stuckey
    In a strange twist of fate, two age-old Civil Rights cases collide in Ferguson, MO -- half a century later. Is it just coincidence? Or could there be a deeper subliminal message lying tucked between the levels of America's consciousness? I decided to take a closer look. Forever connected, yet perched on the opposite ends of the spectrum, Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) and Brown v. Board of Education (1954) are two landmark Supreme Court cases in the fight for African-American civil rights. The former case legalized racial segregation under the "separate but equal" law, while the latter case outlawed the...
  • Missouri’s unrest exposes the reality of segregation

    08/17/2014 2:48:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Gulf News ^ | August 17, 2014 | Guardian News & Media Ltd
    Clashes highlight the divisions at the heart of America’s cities.Ferguson: The spectacle of American police acting like an occupying army in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson has shocked and baffled outsiders, but there was an explanation, of sorts, in a sleepy, tree-lined street just five minutes’ walk from the mayhem. Vickie Place is a row of single family homes built in the 1950s. They are modest but spacious, with gardens front and back, plenty of squirrels and a constant buzz from cicadas. The family of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old African American gunned down by police last Saturday, occupies...
  • Blame the Racism-of-Liberals for Ferguson, Missouri (Yesssssssssss)

    08/16/2014 11:59:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    If liberals truly cared about the plight of today’s black community, they wouldn’t be “standing in solidarity” with a bunch of outraged looters in Ferguson, Missouri… They would be denouncing the party of the KKK, Jim Crow, and segregation. They would be burning the homes of gang members. They would be fighting for the single black mother who is facing up to three years in prison for deciding to defend her life with a firearm. In short… They would be rampaging against the morally bankrupt hustlers of victimhood and dependency. Or, to put it another way, they would be voting...
  • Awkward: This Democratic Judicial Candidate's Husband Is a White Supremacist

    08/11/2014 8:15:25 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 18 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 8/11/14 | Anon
    The husband of a Democratic candidate running for a judicial seat in Connecticut has just made things very difficult for his wife.The husband of a Connecticut Democrat running for a probate judge seat caused a social media kerfluffle on Friday after it turned out he’s an enthusiastic backer of what looks a lot like white supremacy, much to the exasperation of his political wife, who faces the voters on Tuesday.Robert Freeman made headlines on Friday after his blog Mindweapons of Ragnarok was exposed by One People’s Project, an organization devoted to monitoring hate groups.On his blog, he writes how he...
  • Jim Crow And The Donkey: A History The Left Loves To Ignore

    07/30/2014 1:51:39 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/30/2014 | Ken Blackwell
    You know you’ve hit a sore spot when the left starts screeching. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s producer, Steve Benen, just took a whack at the American Civil Rights Union’s new booklet, “The Truth About Jim Crow,” (TTAJC) which National Review writer John Fund wrote about in a recent column. Benen cites a critique from the Atlanta Journal Constitution blogger Jay Bookman: “Jay Bookman took a closer look at the pamphlet Fund’s piece was promoting, highlighting some of its more glaring errors of fact and judgment.” And what errors of fact would those be, Steve? Bookman did not point out a...
  • Michelle Obama photograph a stark reminder of segregation era

    07/16/2014 3:15:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/16/14 | Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News
    On May 16, the eve of the 60th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision that outlawed racial segregation in America's public schools, Michelle Obama traveled to Topeka, Kansas, to visit the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. As the first lady toured the site with Stephanie Kyriazis, its chief of interpretation and education, she posed for a striking photograph that serves as a stark reminder of the segregation era. The image, taken by White House photographer Chuck Kennedy, was posted to the White House Flickr feed this week. After her tour, Mrs. Obama delivered an equally poignant...
  • Eugene Robinson: Hobby Lobby Sort of Like Segregationists

    06/30/2014 5:43:40 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hobby Lobby's objection on religious grounds to paying for abortion-causing contraceptives for its employees reminds Eugene Robinson of segregationists who cited the Bible in support of their views. In his great magnimity, Robinson allowed that the Hobby Lobby case "is perhaps a bit different." But if the WaPo columnist didn't think the segregation analogy was relevant, he presumably wouldn't have cited it in the first place on today's Morning Joe. There was also a point of light on the show. Donny Deutsch, after announcing that he was "far from a conservative," nevertheless went on to make the explicitly free-market argument...
  • Three Cords And The Truth

    06/10/2014 8:02:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Readers of my recent columns are already aware that UNC-Wilmington graduates can get a gold cord for good grades, a purple one for being a homosexual, and a lavender one for just being really supportive of homosexuals. Most readers probably think this is too many graduation cords. I actually think we need one more. In fact, I think we should offer a white graduation cord for students who got their degrees without ever asserting victim status in an effort to get something they didn't really deserve. Of course, if we ever do distribute these cords, we will have to decide...
  • Men want ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ expanded to include Black females

    05/29/2014 10:55:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New Pittsburgh Courier ^ | May 29, 2014 | George E. Curry, NNPA Editor-in-Chief
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPA) – More than 200 African American men, ranging from a taxi driver to university professors, sent a letter to President Obama on Tuesday urging him to expand his Black male initiative to include Black girls and women, saying they were “surprised and disappointed” that the president had sought to include only half of the race to tackle community-wide issues. A copy of the letter to Obama was obtained by the NNPA News Service. After praising the president for saying that addressing the needs of those left behind is as important as anything else he is undertaking, authors...
  • The Case against Reparations - A reply to Ta-Nehisi Coates

    05/24/2014 3:18:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | May 24, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    It may very well be the case that African Americans will never, no matter what policies are enacted, catch up economically with whites. Even assuming that invidious racism were an entirely negligible factor, it is likely that economic development will tend to proceed along broad racial channels if, for example, people of various ethnicities tend to largely marry within their ethnic group, live in neighborhoods largely populated by co-ethnics, and engage in other social-sorting behavior that is racial at its root but not really what we mean by the word “racism.” If that is the case — and it seems...
  • Woman Who Sends Her Kids to Elite Private Schools Whines About Segregation in Schools

    05/19/2014 2:49:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Jammie Wearing Fools blog ^ | May 17, 2014 | Jammie
    Is it just me or is this obnoxious witch just a tad hypocritical? Sixty years after the Supreme Court outlawed “separate but equal” schools for blacks and whites, civil rights advocates say American schools are becoming increasingly segregated, while the first lady, Michelle Obama, lamented that “many young people are going to schools with kids who look just like them.” “Today, by some measures, our schools are as segregated as they were back when Dr. King gave his final speech,” Mrs. Obama told 1,200 graduating high school seniors Friday here in the city that gave rise to the landmark Brown...