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Sat May 17, 2014, 09:33 PM

Why Brown v. Board of Education Is STILL the Most Important Court Decision of the 20th Century



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There is a underlying lie, that there simply weren’t qualified Black people to do jobs, and suddenly, after the Civil Rights Movement, all these folks just ‘happened’ to appear.

That’s a DAMN LIE.

The truth is, there were generations upon generations of highly qualified Black people who never got the chance to dream. To fulfill their ‘passions’. To explore ‘ possibilities’. All things that the youth of today do routinely.



I never forget that my father was a man who graduated from college with honors, then went on to score in the top 1% of the CPA exam, and couldn’t find a job. Not because he wasn’t QUALIFIED, but because he was BLACK. He was condemned because of the year of his birth.

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Brown isn’t a mere courtcase.

It is the foundation from which the building of dreams and aspirations were built. It opened the ENTIRE WORLD for people, who before had nothing but wasted potential and frustrations. How many dreams died. How much potential was murdered. How many souls were crushed because of American Apartheid? And how much did this nation lose because of that wasted potential? What cures took longer to find? What inventions came later than they should?


There’s a reason why the right wing hates Brown, because the world of their delusion has been dismantled, brick by brick, since that decision, and they can’t stand it.

Read More: http://3chicspolitico.com/2014/05/17/why-brown-v-board-of-education-is-still-the-most-important-court-decision-of-the-20th-century/#more-55484

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Reply Why Brown v. Board of Education Is STILL the Most Important Court Decision of the 20th Century (Original post)
sheshe2 May 2014 OP
Major Hogwash May 2014 #1
sheshe2 May 2014 #2
Major Hogwash May 2014 #7
AngryAmish May 2014 #3
Cha May 2014 #4
sheshe2 May 2014 #5
Major Hogwash May 2014 #8
Cha May 2014 #9
Major Hogwash May 2014 #10
Cha May 2014 #11
Major Hogwash May 2014 #12
Cha May 2014 #13
Major Hogwash May 2014 #14
pipoman May 2014 #6

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 09:39 PM

1. Great post!

I couldn't agree more!

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #1)

Sat May 17, 2014, 09:51 PM

2. Thanks Major!

We must always fight for a better, more just society. That will never stop. We must always gird ourselves to fight for the betterment of this country. To expand opportunity for all. Thurgood Marshall is a true American Hero. He and his colleagues NAACP Legal Defense Fund brought about the legal foundation for the dismantling of American Apartheid. This country must never be allowed to forget that. And, I will always hold him and his colleagues in the highest of respect and honor.


~from my link.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #2)

Sun May 18, 2014, 03:14 AM

7. You're certainly welcome.

You were on a roll tonight.
Batting 1.000, hitting on all cylinders, in the groove, something like that.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 10:02 PM

3. As a 3d Amendment absolutist, I must dissent.

 

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 10:07 PM

4. A Decision that helped shape Michelle Obama, she..



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WASHINGTON — She was born into the segregated Chicago of the 1960s, when public schools actively resisted integration. But in 1975, the city, under pressure to comply with the landmark Supreme Court decision desegregating public schools, opened a racially integrated high school for high achievers that changed the young woman’s life.

Michelle Robinson, a graduate of that integrated school, is now Michelle Obama, the first African-American first lady of the United States. In this season of civil rights anniversaries — in particular the 60th, on Saturday, of the 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kan. — she is talking in new and more deeply personal ways about race.


MOre..
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/16/us/a-decision-that-helped-shape-a-first-lady.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0

Thank you for your interesting OP from 3chicspolitico, she~

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Sat May 17, 2014, 10:25 PM

5. Thank you Cha!

What a great picture of Michele at Bryn Mar school. One I have not seen before.

She lived it Cha and just look at her now.

Brava!

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Sun May 18, 2014, 03:17 AM

8. Which one is Michelle?

I wonder.

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #8)

Sun May 18, 2014, 03:47 AM

9. Good question, Major Hogwash.. I should have posted this under the pic like the NYT had it..


Michelle Obama, third row in blue sweater, with her kindergarten class. A classmate described them as “five little white faces and 23 shades of brown faces and one Middle Eastern face.” Credit Courtesy of the Chicago Sun-Times

Hey, Major!

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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Sun May 18, 2014, 05:09 AM

10. Holy Toledo, I picked her out of that picture!

She had that same wide, broad smile even back then that she has today.
It was sort of easy to pick her out, her smile's a dead giveaway.
And her hair is done differently than the other girls, too.
They're all so cute.

Wow, I can't believe I picked her out from that picture.
Her kindy garten class, huh?
That's pretty awesome.

Thanks, Cha.

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #10)

Sun May 18, 2014, 05:46 AM

11. Holy Smores Batman!

I thought that was her but when you asked but I wanted to make sure so I went back to the link to see if they told us.. I missed that the first time around.

Reminds me of that old song..

RAY CHARLES LYRICS

"You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby"

You must have been a beautiful baby
You must have been a wonderful child
When you were only starting to go to kindergarten
I bet you drove the little boys wild.

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/raycharles/youmusthavebeenabeautifulbaby.html

You're Welcome, Major.

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Response to Cha (Reply #11)

Mon May 19, 2014, 12:21 AM

12. Quick, to the Batcave, need to process some more photographs!

She sure was a beautiful baby.

I'm betting that you were too, Cha!!!!!!

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #12)

Mon May 19, 2014, 01:11 AM

13. Backatcha, Major..

I bet we all were adorable!

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Response to Cha (Reply #13)

Mon May 19, 2014, 04:07 AM

14. No, actually I wasn't.

My dad said I was a "throw back" cuz I was too small to keep.
And my mom said she thought that when I was born I was on the "catch and release" program, but that I had refused to swim away.

Hahahaha!!!!!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat May 17, 2014, 11:40 PM

6. Certainly right up there. .

 

And since the 20th century is over, always will be.

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