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  • Barack Obama-> Jim Crow Segregationist

    07/22/2009 5:21:12 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 1 replies · 200+ views
    Boston Globe/The Lid ^ | 7/22/09 | The Lid
    The Jim Crow laws were state and local laws in the United States requiring the segregation of public schools, public places and public transportation, and the segregation of restrooms and restaurants for whites and blacks. President Barack Obama wants to bring back the Jim Crow laws, not in the United States but in Jerusalem. Over the weekend, Israel’s Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren was presented with demand that Israel must stop a private construction project in its capital by the US State Department. The project is being carried out at the site of the Shepherd Hotel in Sheikh Jarrah,...
  • USEBOBO: Use Only Black Owned Black Operated Businesses

    07/17/2009 7:46:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 1,102+ views
    USEBOBO Website ^ | July 2009 | D. Kyle Moffett
    In 1960, Ezell Blair Jr., Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil, and David Richmond walked into a Woolworth's store and sat at the lunch counter. With money in hand, ready to do business, they ordered coffee. They were refused service. These young men refused to be refused. Because of their efforts and the efforts of countless others, African Americans are free to do business where ever they please in America. These young men fought the fight of that day. Today is a new day...and a different struggle. Last year, African Americans spent approximately $600 billion in goods and services in the United...
  • NEGROES WITH GUNS - The story of how the 2nd Amendment prevented bloodshed in the 60's.

    09/03/2002 6:36:27 PM PDT · by vannrox · 61 replies · 1,969+ views
    Black Man with a Gun ^ | 12/29/01 12:22:27 | Dr. Michael S. Brown of Vancouver, WA
    FROM:Dr. Michael S. Brown of Vancouver, WA TOPIC:"NEGROES WITH GUNS" 12/29/01 12:22:27 The year was 1957. Monroe, North Carolina, was a rigidly segregated town where all levels of white society and government were dedicated to preserving the racial status quo. Blacks who dared to speak out were subject to brutal, sadistic violence. It was common practice for convoys of Ku Klux Klan members to drive through black neighborhoods shooting in all directions. A black physician who owned a nice brick house on a main road was a frequent target of racist anger. In the summer of 1957, a Klan...
  • President Barack Obama touts job creation in Denver (Solor Co. Namaste)

    02/19/2009 5:12:39 AM PST · by cbkaty · 9 replies · 418+ views
    chicago tribune ^ | February 18, 2009 | Peter Nicholas
    DENVER — Even as an aide hinted that another stimulus bill might be needed, President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed into law the $787 billion package that is a cornerstone of his plan to reverse a dramatic economic downturn. The stimulus is one of several White House steps meant to preserve or create about 3.5 million jobs and ease the recession.
  • The enemies of Jim Crow (1964 Civil Rights Act--108 Southern Democrats did not vote YES)

    02/15/2009 3:30:59 AM PST · by MartinaMisc · 20 replies · 1,815+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 2/15/09 | Jeff Jacoby
    SOMETHING to ponder during Black History Month: In the long night that followed Reconstruction, what was the engine that drove Jim Crow? Did segregationist laws codify existing social practice, or was it the laws themselves that segregated the South? Many people might intuitively assume that Southern racism had led to entrenched public segregation long before Southern legislatures made it mandatory. Not so. Separate facilities for blacks and whites were not routine in the South until the early 20th century. Racism there surely was, but as C. Vann Woodward observed in "The Strange Career of Jim Crow," the idea of separating...
  • Lufkin High School [TX] class sparks concerns of segregation [black females only]

    02/12/2009 11:51:58 AM PST · by freespirited · 4 replies · 731+ views
    KLTV News ^ | 2/12/09
    Some people say it is tailored education, but some concerned parents call it segregation. Lufkin High School is pushing for a course offered only to African American females. Despite the controversy, school authorities say that it may end up benefitting students. "First of all you have to be black and second of all, but equally as important, you have to be female. It's only for black female students" said John Mitchell, the Language Arts Facilitator of LISD. "And, it will always be only for black females." The pilot Black Female Literature Course has some questioning why other students couldn't benefit...
  • Lufkin High School Pilot Course Sparks Concerns of Segregation

    02/12/2009 7:38:20 AM PST · by mnehring · 30 replies · 1,837+ views
    LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - It's raising concerns of segregation, but may end up benefitting students at one East Texas school. We revisit Lufkin High School and their push for a course offered only to African American females. "First of all you have to be Black and second of all but equally as important, you have to be female. It's only for Black female students" says John Mitchell, the Language Arts Facilitator of LISD. You heard it yesterday...and you're hearing it again today... ..."And it will always be only for Black females," confirms Mitchell. The pilot Black Female literature course, only...
  • Chicago Schools Administrator: Homosexual High School is “Necessary”

    12/11/2008 5:44:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 43 replies · 1,079+ views
    CNS News ^ | December 11, 2008 | Matt Hadro
    Chicago Public SchoolsWashington ( – A proposed homosexual-friendly Chicago public high school is “necessary” for the well-being of students, a Chicago Public Schools administrator told Wednesday. Joyce Brown, who is in charge of the public school district’s high school counselors, said the “Social Justice High School – Pride Campus” is necessary because “the issue (of homosexuality) is out there.” “Whatever is bubbling up,” she said, “needs to be addressed because the issue is there.” The proposed school would offer taxpayer-funded support for homosexual and lesbian students. The school proposal was to be voted on by the Chicago Board of...
  • Racial Imbalance Persists at Elite Public Schools

    11/07/2008 12:53:19 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 51 replies · 2,028+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 7, 2008 | Javier C. Hernandez
    Asian and white eighth graders are far outpacing their black and Hispanic peers on a test that determines admission to New York City’s elite public high schools, perpetuating a stark racial imbalance that has swelled despite years of efforts to make the schools more diverse. While significant numbers of black and Hispanic students from public middle schools took the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test over the past two years, a small fraction scored high enough to earn a space in the freshman class. The test, a grueling two-and-a-half-hour set of English and math questions, is the single gatekeeper to eight...
  • In the Nightmare "The Forsaken: An American Tragedy in Stalin's Russia"

    10/11/2008 5:42:45 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 27 replies · 1,291+ views
    National Review magazine ^ | Sept. 29, '08 | Ronald Radosh
    We know that history holds many surprises. One doesn't expect to learn more about the secret history of of the Gulag than we already know from both Solzhenitsyn's "Gulag Acrcipelago" and Anne Applebaum's "Gulag: A history." This feat, however, is exactly what author Tim Tzouliadis has accomplished: the previously unknown story of the thousands of Americans who, during the Depression, sought employment and a better future in the "worker's paradise" built by the Bolsheviks. All kinds of Americans joined the exodus. Some of them were Communists or fellow-travelors but the majority were average Americans - skilled workers promised paid passage,...
  • California Prisons Start Desegregating Inmates

    08/11/2008 8:34:23 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 22 replies · 876+ views
    For decades, corrections officials assigned inmates of the same race to bunk together to keep the peace among race-based prison gangs. That's about to change as the prison system prepares to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that effectively deemed the practice unconstitutional. A group of white inmates gathers around a bunk bed in a packed prison dormitory at California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi, north of Los Angeles. The dorm is integrated. But each double bunk bed is its own racially segregated island. Steve Cecala, 38, is serving time for drug possession. He says he has no problem with...
  • Last surviving Brown v. Board plaintiff dies at 88

    05/21/2008 11:11:04 AM PDT · by Borges · 3 replies · 57+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 05/21/08
    The last surviving plaintiff in Topeka's Brown v. Board of Education case, which led to the historic 1954 Supreme Court ruling outlawing segregation in public schools, has died at 88. Zelma Henderson died Tuesday in Topeka, six weeks after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Her son, Donald, said she wasn't physically imposing, but when she was passionate about something, "She was just fire." In 1950, Henderson signed onto the litigation on behalf of her children challenging Topeka's segregated schools. In all, 13 black parents in Topeka, including the Rev. Oliver Brown, took part in the federal case. The plaintiffs lost...
  • Because They Wouldn't Let Me In Their Club

    05/04/2008 8:43:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 62+ views ^ | May 4, 2008 | Mary Grabar
    In my ignorance, I once held hopes of gaining entrance into a club more exclusive than any country club or nightclub. Having been educated in public schools and therefore exposed to only one form of thought, I thought this club represented intellectualism. My first exposure to intellectual thought was a shelf filled with dime store Golden Books. One of the American “ladies” had heard about the cleaning abilities of a Slovenian immigrant woman who was laid off from her job in a factory. So this lady picked my mother and me up and drove us out to her big house...
  • Schools Made Up Of Only Ethnic Minorities (UK)

    05/04/2008 9:05:05 AM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 139+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-4-2008 | Julie Henry
    Schools made up of only ethnic minorities By Julie Henry, Education Correspondent Last Updated: 4:08AM BST 04/05/2008 More than 30 state schools in England are made up solely of ethnic minority pupils with no white children on the roll, according to government figures. The finding follows a warning from Britain's race watchdog that schools are becoming increasingly segregated along racial lines. This year's school census, carried out in January, found that 27 primaries and four secondaries were entirely non-white. The schools, which were not identified, are likely to include England's nine state Muslim schools and two state Sikh schools. The...
  • Progressive Segregation

    02/28/2008 7:22:33 AM PST · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 133+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 28, 2008 | Malcolm Kline
    Progressive Segregation by: Malcolm A. Kline, February 28, 2008 Few presidents are as revered as Woodrow Wilson in academia. He was, after all, the last academic elected to America’s highest office.... As Black History month draws to a close, we should highlight a Wilsonian trend in policy that is relevant to both his national and international outlook—segregation. “I do approve of the segregation that is being attempted in several of the departments,” President Wilson wrote in his first year in office.... Economist Bruce Bartlett unearthed the Wilson missive in his new book Wrong On Race: The Democratic Party’s Buried Past......
  • Forum tackles idea of (Lubbock) Hispanic chamber merger (ALERTA DEL BARF)

    12/02/2007 10:22:49 AM PST · by hispanarepublicana · 8 replies · 301+ views
    Lubbock Avalanche Journal ^ | 12/2/07 | Robin Briscoe
    Lubbock Hispanic Chamber of Commerce officials say a proposed merger with the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce will fix the Hispanic group's financial problems and allow it to better serve its members. But some residents and members are concerned that merging could mean Hispanics will lose their voice, allowing their needs and interests to disappear in the system. The Hispanic chamber held a public forum Saturday morning to discuss the pros and cons of a merger, which has to be approved by members and accepted by the Lubbock chamber to happen. If the two chambers merge, the Hispanic chamber, which has...
  • McCain: Senate should apologize for slavery

    10/18/2007 9:13:32 AM PDT · by freespirited · 143 replies · 210+ views
    Examiner ^ | 10/18/07 | Bill Sammon
    Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Wednesday the Senate should apologize for slavery and segregation, calling them “dark chapters in our history.” McCain said he would support a planned resolution by fellow Republican Sen. Sam Brownback, who is also seeking the presidency, to apologize for racist laws, some of which ended more than a century ago. “They were federal policies,” Brownback told the Boston Globe on Monday. “They were wrong. The only way for us to move forward . . . is at the end of the day acknowledging those, taking ownership for it, and asking for forgiveness.” McCain agreed...
  • Puzzling Racial Gap

    10/07/2007 6:41:43 PM PDT · by ABN 505 · 64 replies · 1,720+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | Oct 7 2007 | Roger Frahm
    BLOOMFIELD - A generation ago, Bloomfield was heralded as the all-American community. Blacks and whites lived side by side, chasing the American dream of middle-class stability without regard to skin color. There were trimmed lawns and good schools. Now, Bloomfield operates one of the most racially segregated school systems in the state. Minority students, mainly black children, account for 95 percent of public school enrollment. And when results were released recently on the state's annual 10th-grade achievement test, this quiet, middle-class suburb found itself confronting a question more often associated with the nation's poorest urban school systems:
  • Jewish Leaders Demand Retraction of Ontario Premier's Attack on Faith Schools

    08/31/2007 4:50:39 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 259+ views ^ | August 30, 2007 | Hilary White and Steve Jalsevac
    Jewish Leaders Demand Retraction of Ontario Premier's Attack on Faith Schools McGuinty's comments are flip-flop from his previous support for religious schools By Hilary White and Steve Jalsevac TORONTO, August 30, 2007 ( - Bernie Farber, chief executive of the Canadian Jewish Congress, in comments to the National Post on Tuesday, accused Ontario's Premier Dalton McGuinty of doing "a complete about face" from his previous position of support for limited funding of independent religious schools.  Last week, the Liberal premier of Ontario, Dalton McGuinty, called faith-based schools "segregationist" and harmful to Ontario's "social cohesion." "I don't think that Ontarians believe...
  • Arab princesses kicked off British Airways plane to jeers and whistles ...

    07/28/2007 1:42:03 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 84 replies · 4,049+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 28th July 2007 | RAY MASSEY
    Arab princesses kicked off British Airways plane to jeers and whistles after refusing to sit next to male strangers Three Arab princesses were thrown off a packed British Airways flight after refusing to sit next to male passengers they didn't know. The dispute - in which the three princesses from the ultra-conservative Qatar royal family demanded segregated seating - left the London-bound plane delayed on a baking Italian runway for nearly three hours. Furious passengers whistled and clapped as the row intensified before the captain eventually ordered the women to be escorted off the plane. The princesses, wearing traditional Arab...
  • Racism on the high court

    06/30/2007 11:42:35 AM PDT · by JKrive · 11 replies · 1,449+ views ^ | June 30, 2007 | Jonathan Krive
    When I am in California, I enjoy visiting Chinatown, that part of San Francisco dominated by Chinese shops, foods and language. The food is fresh, you can barter at stores, and if you're fluent, you can practice your Chinese. The population in this area is not diverse, but this concentration of Chinese culture is what makes Chinatown so enjoyable – the same with Japantown or any other ethnic area. Yet, the four dissenting justices in the recent Supreme Court decision on race would probably rule that each of these "towns" may contain a maximum of 41 percent of the concentrated...
  • Diversity without Decrees

    06/28/2007 8:01:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies · 837+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 28, 2007 | The Editors
    June 28, 2007, 3:50 p.m. Diversity without Decrees By The Editors In a 5-4 decision Thursday morning, the Supreme Court struck down race-based school assignment plans in Louisville and Seattle. Chief Justice John Roberts’s opinion for the Court is narrow, and is further weakened by a concurring opinion in which Justice Anthony Kennedy blesses some level of color-consciousness to achieve racial diversity in K-12 education. Yet the ruling is also a victory for those who think race plays too large a role in public life. Using different formulae, the school districts of Louisville and Seattle tried to manipulate the...
  • Justices Limit the Use of Race in School Plans for Integration

    06/29/2007 1:58:57 AM PDT · by bhamlett · 20 replies · 2,084+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 29, 2007 | Linda Greenhouse
    WASHINGTON, June 28 — With competing blocs of justices claiming the mantle of Brown v. Board of Education, a bitterly divided Supreme Court declared Thursday that public school systems cannot seek to achieve or maintain integration through measures that take explicit account of a student’s race.
  • Separatist graduations proliferate at UCLA.

    06/15/2007 3:28:28 PM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 32 replies · 692+ views
    The City Journal ^ | June 13, 2007 | Johnb Leo
    Commencement weekend is hard to plan at the University of California, Los Angeles. The university now has so many separate identity-group graduations that scheduling them not to conflict with one another is a challenge. The women’s studies graduation and the Chicana/Chicano studies graduation are both set for 10 AM Saturday. The broader Hispanic graduation, “Raza,” is in near-conflict with the black graduation, which starts just an hour later. Planning was easier before a new crop of ethnic groups pushed for inclusion. Students of Asian heritage were once content with the Asian–Pacific Islanders ceremony. But now there are separate Filipino and...
  • Interpreting Some Overlooked Stories From the South

    05/01/2007 10:18:37 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 33 replies · 1,070+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 1, 2007 | PATRICIA COHEN
    Interpreting Some Overlooked Stories From the South By PATRICIA COHEN Published: May 1, 2007 The gripping black-and-white photographs of civil rights protesters in the South reflect the black-and-white morality tale that generally accompanies them. Hateful, jeering white mobs and attack dogs versus peaceful marchers asking to vote and to walk in the front door. That story line is true, but so are others. A new generation of historians is exploring some of the untold stories of the civil rights movement and its legacies: the experiences not of heroes or murderous villains, but of ordinary Southern whites. And their research is...
  • Social-networking sites link Hispanic youth (online segregation alert)

    04/27/2007 11:38:57 AM PDT · by lado · 278+ views
    CNN ^ | 4/27/07 | AP
    ElHood is sort of a bilingual MySpace promoting the latest in Latin music, and for Miami-based Monterrosa, it has become a personal and professional lifeline. It is also the latest in a wave of Hispanic social-networking sites building links across the U.S., Latin America and Spain, all hoping to capture coveted advertising dollars. But are technology, culture and language enough to draw people away from MySpace, Facebook or Google Inc.'s YouTube? These days, Hispanic youth in the U.S. are already creating their own communities in mainstream sites. Students in California recently used a section of MySpace to organize walkouts to...
  • Minnesota College begins Islamization Makeover

    04/18/2007 6:29:03 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 48 replies · 1,543+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | April 18, 2007 | Sher Zieve
    The first public US college in the nation has now earnestly begun the Islamization of its campus. We presume this is only the first of many other colleges and universities that will now follow suit. Minneapolis Community & Technical College announced in March that it will renovate its bathrooms, in order to install ritual foot-washing basins for Muslims’ who are preparing for their prayers. Although the Star Tribune’s Katherine Kersten reports that the college’s Director of Legal Affairs Dianna Cusick stated that it is unconstitutional to promote any religion and “the Constitution prevents us from doing this in any form”,...
  • The New Forced Segregation (Celebrating Diversity)

    04/04/2007 6:04:31 PM PDT · by LNewman · 8 replies · 650+ views
    TCS Daily ^ | March 6, 2007 | Aaron Hanscom
    Celebrating diversity has become one of the main goals of American schools. Students are being taught to think of themselves primarily as members of different ethnic groups, while being discouraged from developing an American identity. Consider the case of Mount Diablo High School in Concord, California. Mount Diablo's website states that students will "celebrate diversity by being respectful to all walks of life." In keeping with that ethos, last month the school divided students by ethnicity for separate assemblies. School officials explained that the purpose of segregating the students was to talk about test scores, recognize achievements and celebrate different...
  • Despite controversy, Disney could unlock 'Song of the South'

    03/25/2007 7:43:17 AM PDT · by Ellesu · 242 replies · 6,143+ views ^ | 03/25/07 | TRAVIS REED
    ORLANDO, Fla. - Walt Disney Co.'s 1946 film "Song of the South" was historic. It was Disney's first big live-action picture and produced one of the company's most famous songs _ the Oscar-winning "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah." It also carries the story line of the Splash Mountain rides at its theme parks. But the movie remains hidden in the Disney archives _ never released on video in the United States and criticized as racist for its depiction of Southern plantation blacks. The film's 60th anniversary passed last year without a whisper of official rerelease, which is unusual for Disney, but President and CEO...
  • 'Song of the South' pits art vs. cultural sensitivity

    03/31/2007 7:54:50 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 18 replies · 602+ views
    Post and Courier ^ | 3/31/2007 | RON MENCHACA
    'Song of the South' pits art vs. cultural sensitivity BY RON MENCHACA The Post and Courier Talk of a possible re-release of the 1946 Walt Disney film 'Song of the South,' which is criticized for its plantation-era depictions of blacks as the happy servants of wealthy whites, already is sparking a debate. The film was reshown in theaters as recently as 1986, but it never was released on video in the United States. Its cultural and cinematic significance have been the subject of scholarly debate for decades, and bootlegged copies of the film are popular on the black...
  • Mom: Kids barred from 'non-English' bus [Viva La Aztlan]

    01/12/2007 4:23:27 AM PST · by indcons · 21 replies · 704+ views
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - A school bus driver let Rachel Armstrong's three children board the bus Monday morning, but he warned them that he wouldn't give them a ride home that afternoon, nor could they ever ride his route again. The problem, according to Armstrong: her 10-year-old twin girls and 8-year-old son speak English. She says school administrators told her the route had been designated for non-English speakers only. Armstrong says she had to leave work early on Wednesday to pick up her stranded kids from Phalen Lake Elementary School. St. Paul schools spokeswoman Dayna Kennedy acknowledged Thursday that school...
  • Row Over Ethnic Minority Only Swimming Sessions For Women and Children (Separate But Equal)

    12/30/2006 12:39:32 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 16 replies · 690+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/30/2006 | DAN NEWLING
    A council has been fiercely criticised for holding ethnic-minority only swimming sessions. Wolverhampton City Council employs special life-guards and instructors for the sessions, which are open to the city's black and Asian residents only. It claims the weekly periods are for women and children with "religious or cultural issues which would otherwise prevent them from taking part." But furious pool-users say they amount to racial segregation and claim they are being prevented from using the pool - simply because they may be white. The hour-long, Thursday evening sessions at Wolverhampton's Central Baths replace an aqua-aerobics session that was previously open...
  • (US Supreme) Court Reviews Race as Factor in School Plans

    12/05/2006 5:09:13 PM PST · by Zakeet · 7 replies · 668+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 4, 2006 | Linda Greenhouse
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 — By the time the Supreme Court finished hearing arguments on Monday on the student-assignment plans that two urban school systems use to maintain racial integration, the only question was how far the court would go in ruling such plans unconstitutional. [Snip] Before the arguments on Monday, the challenge for the school board lawyers defending the plans, along with their allies in the civil rights community, had appeared to be to persuade the justices that the appropriate analogy was not to affirmative action, a freighted subject for the court in which benefits are bestowed on one group...
  • White Flight 'Increasing Segregation' (UK)

    11/27/2006 6:55:39 PM PST · by blam · 62 replies · 1,577+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-28-2006 | Philip Johnson
    White flight 'increasing segregation' By Philip Johnston, Home Affairs Editor Last Updated: 2:01am GMT 28/11/2006 The flight of the middle classes from the inner cities is threatening to undo 30 years of progress that has made Britain the best place in Europe for ethnic minorities, the country's race equality chief said yesterday. Trevor Phillips, the outgoing chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE), said increased polarisation and segregation in areas deserted by the better-off was "the great threat" to the development of a diverse and harmonious society. Trevor Phillips: warnings Speaking at a conference in London to mark the...
  • Confederate Flag Clothing Causes Controversy

    10/10/2006 5:08:28 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 534 replies · 5,913+ views ^ | 10-6-2006 | WSBTV
    The principal at a Fayette County middle school has banned all clothing with the confederate flag emblem...
  • White Student Sues For Racial Discrimination

    10/13/2006 9:22:06 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 15 replies · 947+ views
    Townhall ^ | 13-Oct-2006 | La Shawn Barber
    Legal challenges to racially exclusive programs and policies seem to be increasing. And it’s about time. Last year, the Department of Justice threatened to sue Southern Illinois University (SIU) over three fellowships that discriminated against whites, “non-preferred minorities,” and men. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The university begrudgingly settled by opening up the fellowships to all students. At least one university – the State University of New York – has voluntarily opened up previously discriminatory scholarship programs. As of February, other schools like...
  • Dutch hospital plans for Muslims only

    10/07/2006 7:06:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies · 821+ views
    Washington Times Insider ^ | October 6, 2006 | David Rennie, London Daily Telegraph
    BRUSSELS -- Plans for a Muslim-only hospital in the Netherlands have sparked a heated debate over its separate all-male and all-female wings, halal food and roster of duty imams. A populist nationalist party described the plan for the clinic in south Rotterdam as "a step backwards to the Middle Ages." The sexes will be segregated, with male patients treated by an exclusively male nursing and medical staff and similar arrangements for female patients. The Netherlands' once proud multicultural model, which promoted tolerance of a rapidly growing immigrant population, has been questioned in recent years, especially after the slaying of filmmaker...
  • For Conservative Muslims, Goal of Isolation a Challenge [Aw Jeez...]

    09/05/2006 9:20:05 AM PDT · by Alouette · 34 replies · 961+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sept. 5, 2006 | Caryle Murphy
    Twelve girls sat in rows at the front of the community room in Silver Spring's Muslim Community Center, calming their nerves with giggles and girl talk. In their sweaty hands, they held prepared speeches. On their heads, they wore scarves in a rainbow of colors: pink, brown, gold, white and lavender. The seventh- and eighth-graders were competing in a debate on this question: Is a segregated, all-Islamic upbringing key to protecting your Muslim identity? Eight of the dozen argued yes, using variants of the theme offered by Fatimah Waseem. Young Muslims "join with the non-Muslims, copy them and look up...
  • 'Survivor' or Amazing Race Game? [Excellent Pinkerton Read on Segregated Reality Show]

    08/31/2006 12:08:26 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 911+ views ^ | Jim Pinkerton
    James P. Pinkerton August 31, 2006 If Uncle Sam has been dividing us up by race for decades now, why should we surprised that the reality TV show "Survivor" is doing the same thing? And could there be a double standard - that is, it's good when the government apportions by race, but bad when the private sector does so? Reality TV, like all popular culture, reflects the larger society. So, if we want a color-blind society, the government should stop being so litigiously color-conscious. Once upon a time, the goal was to climb out of the muck of racial...
  • A Racy Twist for "Survivor" [Whites vs. Blacks vs. Asians vs. Hispanics]

    08/23/2006 5:06:13 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 71 replies · 1,618+ views
    E! Online via Yahoo! ^ | Wednesday, August 23, 2006 | Gina Serpe
    Some may call it exploiting racial tensions. CBS calls it darn good television. Jeff Probst popped in on The Early Show Wednesday morning, confirming the reports that the 20 castaways for Survivor: Cook Islands will be grouped by race, with competitors divided into four tribes consisting of whites, blacks, Asians and Hispanics. Apparently, "separate but equal" holds only the warmest of connotations for Mark Burnett. Like a good host, Probst had nothing but praise for the producers' controversial brainchild, calling the exercise in segregation a valuable social experiment, rather than a stunt to dig up some controversy--and raise ratings. "The...
  • CBS reveals 'Survivor: Cook Islands' cast, confirms ethnic tribe divisions

    08/23/2006 11:28:27 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 45 replies · 1,433+ views ^ | 08/23/06 | Steve Rogers
    Confirming weeks of rumors, CBS has revealed the identities of the twenty castaways who will be competing in this fall's Survivor: Cook Islands and announced that the castaways will -- in what the show's producer and host both acknowledge to be a controversial move -- initially be organized into four tribes divided along ethnic lines (African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic and White.) "We're going to take some heat for it," Survivor executive producer Mark Burnett acknowledged to People about the segregated tribe decision that will no doubt give the thirteenth edition of the long-running reality series -- which will also include the...
  • Officers club project moves forward (Colored O'Club from WWII)

    08/20/2006 7:36:02 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 396+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — This year’s gala fund-raiser dinner for the Mountain View Colored Officers’ Club Rehabilitation Project is expected to lead into a major effort to obtain donations to restore the World War II facility. Just recently, the association received an artist’s rendering of what the building looked like when it was constructed in 1952. The fort was the major Army post training colored soldiers, as black soldiers were called in that era, for combat during the war. Two divisions, the 92nd and 93rd trained on the post, with one being sent to fight in Europe and the other in...
  • OHA advances plan for Hawaiian self-rule (Hawaiians move to secede from U.S.!)

    06/23/2006 6:49:20 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 73 replies · 1,512+ views
    West Hawaii Today ^ | June 23, 2006 | Nancy Cook Lauer
    OHA advances plan for Hawaiian self-rule by Nancy Cook Lauer Stephens Media Group Friday, June 23, 2006 9:08 AM HST HONOLULU -- Just two weeks after the U.S. Senate refused to consider self-rule for Native Hawaiians, the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs on Thursday unanimously advanced a plan to create a new Hawaiian government by the end of 2007. Most of the details of the ambitious plan were discussed during a closed-door session with OHA attorneys. The trustees then opened the meeting for a formal vote. But a draft copy of "Hooulu Lahui Aloha, to...
  • The Grand Old Party at 150

    06/17/2006 12:54:31 PM PDT · by rdmartinjd · 15 replies · 534+ views
    TheVanguard.Org ^ | 17 June 2006 | Rod D. Martin
    "For the past century-and-a-half, the Republican Party has proven to be the most effective political organization ever to champion equality and human rights in the United States and around the world."-- Michael Zak This weekend marks a proud milestone for Republicans, the 150th anniversary of the first Republican National Convention. Founded in 1854, the Republicans, distinct from Democrats, grounded their party on two noble convictions: that America was truly one nation, not a polyglot of regions, races, or classes, and that American identity was based not on blood or soil, but on its founding ideal -- the dignity, worth, and...
  • On this day - 110th anniversary of Plessy v. Ferguson (separate but equal)

    05/18/2006 5:02:02 AM PDT · by Tarkin · 4 replies · 468+ views ^ | May 18, 1896 | Justice Henry Brown
    PLESSY v. FERGUSON, 163 U.S. 537 (1896) May 18, 1896. This was a petition for writs of prohibition and certiorari originally filed in the supreme court of the state by Plessy, the plaintiff in error, against the Hon. John H. Ferguson, judge of the criminal district court for the parish of Orleans, and setting forth, in substance, the following facts: That petitioner was a citizen of the United States and a resident of the state of Louisiana, of mixed descent, in the proportion of seven-eighths Caucasian and one-eighth African blood; that the mixture of colored blood was not discernible in...
  • On this day - Brown v. Board of Education and Bolling v. Sharpe decided

    05/17/2006 6:04:00 PM PDT · by Tarkin · 2 replies · 404+ views
    BROWN v. BOARD OF EDUCATION, 347 U.S. 483 (1954) BROWN ET AL. v. BOARD OF EDUCATION OF TOPEKA ET AL. APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS Argued December 9, 1952. Reargued December 8, 1953. Decided May 17, 1954. Segregation of white and Negro children in the public schools of a State solely on the basis of race, pursuant to state laws permitting or requiring such segregation, denies to Negro children the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment - even though the physical facilities and other "tangible" factors of white and...
  • Brutality In Mexico [sarcastic title. interesting take on immigration, US/Mexican laws]

    05/14/2006 6:27:21 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 12 replies · 685+ views
    Fred on Everything ^ | 4/19/2006 | Fred
    Brutality In Mexico The Horror. The Horror. April 19, 2006 Bobbling about on the web, like flotsam in some drear tidal pool, is a piece purporting to show that Mexico mistreats immigrants in all manner of ways offensive to the North American soul. Most curious. I am one of those immigrants, and still waiting to be mistreated. The specific charges: “In brief, the Mexican Constitution states that: Immigrants and foreign visitors are banned from public political discourse. Immigrants and foreigners are denied certain basic property rights. Immigrants are denied equal employment rights. Immigrants and naturalized citizens will never be treated...
  • Omaha plan: Is it segregation?

    04/23/2006 5:19:07 AM PDT · by kingattax · 7 replies · 447+ views
    Afro American Newspaper ^ | Apr 22, 2006 | James Wright
    A controversial plan by a Black state senator to set up a majority Black school district within the city limits of Omaha has been approved by the Nebraska state legislature and signed by its Republican governor. The plan also sets up a majority White district and a predominantly Latino district in the city. Omaha's school superintendent and the city's two other state senators, each are White, say that the plan legalizes segregation and it should be contested in court. However, Sen. Ernie Chambers (D-Omaha), the plan's, said that the plan is not segregation, but a way to let Black parents...
  • New law segregating Omaha schools divides Nebraska

    04/15/2006 4:24:12 AM PDT · by mcvey · 25 replies · 1,284+ views
    NewsObserver (Raleigh, NC) ^ | April 15, 2006 | Sam Dillon
    Sam Dillon, The New York Times Ernie Chambers is Nebraska's only African-American state senator, a man who has fought for causes ranging from the abolition of capital punishment to the end of apartheid in South Africa. A magazine writer once described him as the "angriest black man in Nebraska." He was also a driving force behind a law passed by the Nebraska Legislature on Thursday and signed by the governor that calls for dividing the Omaha public schools into three racially identifiable districts, one largely black, one white and one mostly Hispanic. The law, which opponents are calling state-sponsored segregation,...
  • Rice Recalls Mom's Fight Against Segregation

    04/12/2006 9:44:02 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 23 replies · 841+ views
    AP ^ | April 11, 2006
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said her mother was her "fierce defender," who stood up to the indignity of racial segregation in 1960s Alabama and lived to see her daughter begin her successful career in international politics. Shopping trips with her mother in segregated Birmingham exposed Rice to racism, she said in a magazine interview, including an incident when Rice was about 6 or 7 years old and shopping for an Easter dress. "The store clerk said, 'She'll have to try it on in there,"' and pointed to a storeroom, Rice told Good Housekeeping magazine. "And my mother said, 'Allow...