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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...