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Saturday, June 30. 2007
Excellent news video from ABC on the school desegregation case (from Patterico's piece on the subject). Forced bussing was a catastrophe for our cities and for kids of every color. In a city, kids should be able to walk to grammar school and, if you want parents involved, they ought to be able to amble over there too.
It was telling, on that video, that the black Louisville civil rights fighter applauded the Court's decision, but the white Lefties on the Court just don't get it. It's not the 60s anymore, and those battles have been fought and won. Hotheads with agendas and rent-seekers continue to try to stir the pot, but it's over: happily, race is not a big deal to anyone anymore and, as we have often said here, nowadays it can be difficult to tell what race somebody is anyway. America might not be a melting pot, but it's a racial melting pot. You could go nuts trying to put a racial label on people.
We believe in color-blindness, character-awareness, and culture-alertness.
For example, my so-called "white" Yankee kids have Irish blood and North African blood from southern Italians from their Mom, and American Indian blood and Brit blood from me. On the other hand, my daughter's friend is "Hispanic" for school and college purposes (where that 'hispanic" comes in mighty handy), with an aristocratic Spanish father with a family castle in Spain (with a large hunting preserve where they occasionally hunt with King Juan Carlos), married to an "anglo" American doctor.
The Roberts Court: Sanity, Common Sense, and the requirements of the Constitution.
It sounds like Breyer lost his cool during this case, but what does he know about being a black 8 year-old? Nothing. Justice Thomas does know, and he knows more than that: he understands the condescension of the Left towards their plantation darkies. He has been hunted down by their hounds for escaping Massa's plantation and for not being what the Dixiecrat Dems used to call "a good nigger."
We are rarely reminded that Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican (albeit a rather liberal one, back in the pre-conservative era), and that it was the Repubs (Eisenhower, for starters) who began the civil rights movement. (Well, maybe you could mention Repub Lincoln, too.)
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Democrats still think race is important,as we saw Thursdays night at Howard University. They really fired up the Plantation Niggers.
Gotta read this, in today's NYTimes (way to go, Bloomie!):
Race not a big deal to anyone anymore? Easy to say where you live, Bird Dog. Try living in Nashville, or in Arlington, VA, for a while - I think it might suddenly matter to you quite a bit.
What? Race doesn't matter anymore? EISENHOWER began the civil rights movement? Are you from another planet??
sense there isnt a definition of what a nigger is your mother is a nigger and a bitch.
I cannot believe that there are people who actually will use that dispicable word.....and you know which one I mean......you must be from the dark, musty corner of some illiterate, low class, white trash.......for only someone coming from that background would be so shallow.......guess you gotta feel you're better than SOMEbody.......how sad. BTW, I'm caucasion.
Barbara, please read the post again, slowly and carefully. That 'word' is just that, a word. I'm old enough too remember "whites only' restrooms and water fountains, and much else. We are light years from there. And no one here would ever want to go back to those days.
That 'word' and its allusions are only being perpetuated by democrats and rap 'artists'. The rest of us have long ago left it behind. That 'word' nowadays is used for political power and little else.
So-called white kids? North African blood? What YOU talking about, BD?
At a very liberal college: when I confronted the chancellor regarding his personal greed--I was called anti-semitic. When I confronted the woman who diverted hundreds of thousands of dollars of student loan funds--I was called homophobic. When I demanded that more money be spent to provide better quality of education to a group of African/Americans, I was called a racist. Supposedly making them study harder, longer was in support of a racist system of meritocracy and would prevent them from moving into teaching jobs for which they were not qualified. My, oh my, when will the left understand: it is about actions, and intent--not the very process of profiling, whichthey claim to hate so much, but practice with every breath they take!
I have to laugh everytime I come on one of these Boards that disguss race. Some of you people are real Gomers. Lets look at what you call the "word" as being so dispicable. Why is it that the "word" is only a bad one when it is used by the Whites and not by the Blacks ( you notice I didn't use the Name African American, I'll come to that in a moment. The word Nigger is nothing more than a fractured word for the name Negro, nothing more or less. I have many black friends and they all use the word Nigger when speaking of each other,so why is it OK for them to use it and not Whitety. Don't feed me that crap about they use it in a different context then "Whitey. Come on folks we are getting to sensitive in this Country and are getting to the point that before long Old "Whitey will be using the phrase "Yaza Boss". No I am not a racist just someone that thinks all this racial hoopla is just that Hoopla and a waste of time and effort to even worry about. As far as the word "African American". This word is an Oxymoron, The word AfriCAN AmeriCAN indicates that one is from Both Africa and America, that is an impossibility ,as, one cannot be born in two seperate and distinct Continents. We are Americans which means we were Born on this Continent and not somewhere else. Peace.
Dang, Barbara. You done figgerd us out and you done spanked us right smart.
Yes. Eisenhower took the first step by integrating the US Armed Forces. This was after the War. It was highly controversial at the time, and he took a lot of heat for it. He saw it as a first step towards racal sanity in the US.
I read somewhere that Southern Italians and Sicilians are dark-skinned because of North African blood. Could be wrong. Anyway, we are all originally African, are we not?
You try to say a simple statement about how people think and how some people thought, and some 60 IQ jerk calls you a racist. I am about as racist as Don Imus - which means not at all.
I remember in the recent past when some people called the whlte folks in the civil rights movement "nigger-lovers." And yes, that was in New England - not the South. But not in my church - we bussed a group to march in Selma.
What was your point other than to call some of us 'Gomers'? You certainly offered nothing new.
I don't like the word--or any word said with a sneer. Sneers are humiliating, people who use them on others deserve a horsewhipping. That said, BD is making a point about change, and how some in politics try so hard to avoid it--and do so much damage in the doing.