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(YouTube) Video In 1959, a 9 year old black challenger walked into a segregated library where the librarian asked him to leave... the rest is the best Story Corps story ever. Big huge smiles all around. And dust. Lots of dust   (youtube.com) divider line 33
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2014-02-21 10:14:11 AM
I'm proud I live in a country where a poor boy can grow up to be a Russian hitchhiker.
 
2014-02-21 10:16:23 AM
How about that.  Cops that weren't assholes.  Today they just would have shot him.
 
2014-02-21 10:22:20 AM
This story is why people still want to come to America. He may have had a hard time getting what he wanted, but he wasn't prevented from getting what he wanted. He was given the oppurtunity to achieve his dreams. Most Americans take this for granted and too many complain when things don't go their way, forgetting that hard work is required to achieve most dreams. Immigrants to America come from places where hard work is the norm not the execption. When they get to America they continue to work hard and they achieve their dreams, while too many self entitled life long Americans complain that work is hard. I don't mean to say that you need to get all boot-strapy and take care of yourself without any help from others, but you cannot sit back and expect others to care about you when you obviously don't care enough to help yourself.
 
2014-02-21 10:22:25 AM
The "dusty" meme is really f*cking annoying...
 
2014-02-21 10:23:10 AM
Ron's Big Mission is a great read for young kids
 
2014-02-21 10:29:24 AM
So.

We're saying that child would still be alive if the librarian had stood her ground?

Or.

Desegregation kills black children?
 
2014-02-21 10:43:56 AM
Dodge didn't make Challengers in 1950, subby.
 
2014-02-21 10:52:57 AM

whosits_112: The "dusty" meme is really f*cking annoying...


Especially when a story makes you feel good but not to the point of crying..
 
2014-02-21 11:10:36 AM

joeshill: So.

We're saying that child would still be alive if the librarian had stood her ground?

Or.

Desegregation kills black children?


No.  Edumication, that's what done it.  Shoulda left readin' alone.  Litrasy is for white folk.
 
2014-02-21 11:17:10 AM

Galloping Galoshes: joeshill: So.

We're saying that child would still be alive if the librarian had stood her ground?

Or.

Desegregation kills black children?

No.  Edumication, that's what done it.  Shoulda left readin' alone.  Litrasy is for white folk.


You sound like you got book-learnin.  You tryin' ta git smart with me boy?

/only among the truly white trash can education or intelligence be considered bad things...
 
2014-02-21 11:46:39 AM
Godspeed, Mr. McNair.
upload.wikimedia.org
/of course, the future's still looking mighty whitey.
//Palpatine killed the only black man in the Star Wars universe.
///Bocce, muthafarker - do you speak it?
 
2014-02-21 11:46:45 AM

joeshill: /only among the truly white trash can education or intelligence be considered bad things...


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2014-02-21 11:49:45 AM

perigee: //Palpatine killed the only black man in the Star Wars universe.


Lando Calrissian disagrees.
 
2014-02-21 11:54:29 AM

RoxtarRyan: joeshill: /only among the truly white trash can education or intelligence be considered bad things...

Fine.  You win.

Joyous ignorance isn't limited to white trash.

 
2014-02-21 12:06:55 PM

Flab: perigee: //Palpatine killed the only black man in the Star Wars universe.

Lando Calrissian disagrees.


Hi-yella's don't count.
 
2014-02-21 12:07:55 PM

RoxtarRyan: joeshill: /only among the truly white trash can education or intelligence be considered bad things...

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wow...I just..... WOW
 
2014-02-21 12:12:04 PM

joeshill: RoxtarRyan: joeshill: /only among the truly white trash can education or intelligence be considered bad things...

Fine.  You win.

Joyous ignorance isn't limited to white trash.


Oh, you misunderstand. I was backing you up... those people ARE white trash. Looking at all of the people who held up those questions is like looking at some weird alternate reality where Hitler won the war. We got 3 feet of snow here in CT over the last few weeks and it can't compare to how white that group is. If those people were to all step outside at the same time, it would cause the rate of global warming to increase at a dramatic rate due to them reflecting the sun's rays instead of them being absorbed by the earth. They look like if they were to sit in a bath or shower for more than 3 minutes, they would become translucent like paper becoming translucent when it comes in contact with fats.

What I'm trying to say is, those people are as white as hell.
 
2014-02-21 12:28:01 PM
Man, what a great story. All those years after that racist librarian told him he couldn't check out books, the library was named after him. Well done Sir, well done indeed.
 
2014-02-21 12:39:30 PM

perigee: Godspeed, Mr. McNair.

/of course, the future's still looking mighty whitey.
//Palpatine killed the only black man in the Star Wars universe.
///Bocce, muthafarker - do you speak it?


i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-21 12:43:13 PM
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2014-02-21 12:46:37 PM

drsmith: whosits_112: The "dusty" meme is really f*cking annoying...

Especially when a story makes you feel good but not to the point of crying..


YA... not cry worthy
 
2014-02-21 02:22:07 PM

Galloping Galoshes: How about that.  Cops that weren't assholes.  Today they just would have shot him.


That's not fair....

That only would have happened had he been carrying something dangerous, like Skittles, or a can of soda.  Although they didn't have skittles back there, but imagine how threatening a 9 year old black kid would be with a Baby Ruth!
 
2014-02-21 02:32:35 PM
we know how this movie transpires.  the black guy always bites it.

/great story though
//seriously
 
2014-02-21 02:40:53 PM
......and then that brave black boy blew up in the Challenger Shuttle.

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2014-02-21 02:50:20 PM
That's a great story except that you know SOMEWHERE there's a fat-ass cracker watching it and thinking "well maybe it took a while, but that damn n***r kid got what he deserved."

/still a cool story
 
2014-02-21 05:44:34 PM
Done in 1 and 2.  Great share, why I love Fark.
 
2014-02-21 07:10:23 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: Man, what a great story. All those years after that racist librarian told him he couldn't check out books, the library was named after him. Well done Sir, well done indeed.

Yeah as to the "dusty story" thing I was just fine with it up until that part.
 
2014-02-21 09:33:06 PM

Flab: perigee: //Palpatine killed the only black man in the Star Wars universe.

Lando Calrissian disagrees.


Fark Lando Calrissian!
 
2014-02-22 05:51:30 AM

RoxtarRyan: joeshill: /only among the truly white trash can education or intelligence be considered bad things...

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Those are some of the more stupid things i have read in a while. Congrats.
 
2014-02-22 08:42:42 AM
Cops in the segregated south argued to let the little black boy into the whites only library?

*raises the bullshiat flag*

// also don't buy that some 9yr old hopped on a desk and told a segregationist c**t to call the cops on him. Cute story, but as realistic as "The Three Bears".
 
2014-02-22 11:46:29 AM
he ashy.
 
2014-02-22 02:37:20 PM

OnlyM3: Cops in the segregated south argued to let the little black boy into the whites only library?

*raises the bullshiat flag*

// also don't buy that some 9yr old hopped on a desk and told a segregationist c**t to call the cops on him. Cute story, but as realistic as "The Three Bears".


You forgot the most ridiculous part: they let him into the space program?  YEAH, OK.  People will believe anything.
 
2014-02-22 11:16:37 PM

RoxtarRyan: joeshill: /only among the truly white trash can education or intelligence be considered bad things...

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The chubby, conservative ones are always willing to do just about anything to make you happy.  I can almost guarantee you that second girl does butt stuff.
 
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