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2020-11-26 8:00:50 AM  
What a powerful, moving article.

If you look at the MAGAs today and wonder how that could happen in America, this story will help put context around it.

Hatred, bigotry, and racism needs its own Covid, except with a 100% mortality rate.
 
2020-11-26 8:38:57 AM  
little known fact.. she had trouble walking up the stairs to the second floor of the school due to the sheer mass of her GIANT BRASS BALLS

// the more you know
 
2020-11-26 8:41:32 AM  
This shiat still exists. EVERYWHERE. It needs to be constantly exposed and punched in the face.
 
2020-11-26 8:44:07 AM  
"They threw away their dignity and it landed on us"

That's about all that needs to be said.
 
2020-11-26 8:47:52 AM  
Giving that we have the tools to know who graduated in that class, can we look up the trash that did this and ask for comment on their trashiness and if it was passed down?  (Hero ....no.....GOD DAMNED HERO! is more like it.)
 
2020-11-26 8:47:52 AM  
We see a lot of jokes here about "Get off my lawn!" And it's admittedly easy to get irritated by the thoughtless, selfish behavior of kids. But unless you're telling them to get out of the busy road, get in the basement for a tornado or something like that, there's something really wrong with the mind of a people that comes out to shout at children going to school. And there's something wrong with the minds of people that don't look back at our history, who we, each one of us,  are today,  and consider that we ought to be doing more to set things right for who and what we've been that put us in the circumstances we're in today.
 
2020-11-26 8:57:27 AM  
Hate like those kids had is learned from parents.
 
2020-11-26 8:57:37 AM  

darch: This shiat still exists. EVERYWHERE. It needs to be constantly exposed and punched in the face.


Old, white guy here.

Time enough for this sh*t to end. Our country's going down the tubes. Over the past four years, we have seen no leadership, no effort to "make it work", no admission that we have a serious race problem in this country. No, not the fault of immigrants and minorities, it's the fault of us, the white folks. We need to change our attitude: no tolerance for white supremacists, no tolerance for discrimination or "religious freedom", when it's used as an excuse to be a dick.

Get your heads together, America. You don't have much time, and it's way past time to address this problem head on. And for those white supremacists who think a "race war" will solve everything...there are more of them than there are of you, and it's going to be a short war...and you're going to be on the losing end of it.

I would like to think that most Americans would welcome equality. A little leadership from our elected officials would help a lot. But it does need to be long-term and a constant reminder that we need to fix this problem for the good of the country. A national movement, you might say, towards an egalitarian society.  It's not that hard, and it is possible, but we do need to put some effort into it.
 
2020-11-26 9:18:44 AM  

markie_farkie: Hatred, bigotry, and racism needs its own Covid, except with a 100% mortality rate.


Nah, just a disease that permanently changes their skin color to a nice mahogany.
 
2020-11-26 9:25:06 AM  
anyone else just find themselves saying "fark the south, fark the south, fark the south..." while reading this?
 
2020-11-26 9:27:30 AM  

2wolves: markie_farkie: Hatred, bigotry, and racism needs its own Covid, except with a 100% mortality rate.

Nah, just a disease that permanently changes their skin color to a nice mahogany.


Watermelon Man with Godfrey Cambridge covered that idea quite nicely back in 1970.
 
2020-11-26 9:43:41 AM  

Father_Jack: anyone else just find themselves saying "fark the south, fark the south, fark the south..." while reading this?


The problem of the south, is that those white High School kids grew up to control everything today.  The part about the south, you get a little younger, to my generation, and black kids were a normal part of school, though in my generation, they did get some push back from the white kids, the weird thing was it wasn't really around High School that I ever really saw it.  Maybe I was just unaware in elementary school, but most of our white parents were terrified of getting outed as racist, so it seemed like they waited until we were older, and then gave us a speech about not hanging out with "the blacks."  Some of the kids, the ones that wore the confederate stuff, took the message to heart, others pushed back, me I was scared the black kids were going to mug me, or push me into a locker, because I was told that was what they were going to do, so I avoided them, but strangely it was only white kids that ever gave me a problem, because of a speech impediment that made me a target.  I eventually learned that the messages about black people, that I was actually hearing mostly at church not home in my case, was bullshiat, but it took time.

My son's generation, I think it is a lot better.  There are still a lot of white parents teaching their kids to hate, but not all of the kids took the message, just like not all the kids in my generation took the message as truth, so it is getting better.  You don't see nearly as many confederate flags on display as you did before the Black Lives Matter, and if you consider that the Thin Blue Line flag has largely been their replacement for the confederate flag, because they think the racism is less noticeable somehow, you don't see as many of those either.
 
2020-11-26 9:43:56 AM  

Father_Jack: anyone else just find themselves saying "fark the south, fark the south, fark the south..." while reading this?


Yeah, fark them, they should learn how to act like their superiors in the north do.


https://www.publicschoolreview.com/bl​o​g/new-yorks-schools-are-the-most-segre​gated-in-the-nation
 
2020-11-26 9:44:20 AM  

Truck Fump: darch: This shiat still exists. EVERYWHERE. It needs to be constantly exposed and punched in the face.

Old, white guy here.

Time enough for this sh*t to end. Our country's going down the tubes. Over the past four years, we have seen no leadership, no effort to "make it work", no admission that we have a serious race problem in this country. No, not the fault of immigrants and minorities, it's the fault of us, the white folks. We need to change our attitude: no tolerance for white supremacists, no tolerance for discrimination or "religious freedom", when it's used as an excuse to be a dick.

Get your heads together, America. You don't have much time, and it's way past time to address this problem head on. And for those white supremacists who think a "race war" will solve everything...there are more of them than there are of you, and it's going to be a short war...and you're going to be on the losing end of it.

I would like to think that most Americans would welcome equality. A little leadership from our elected officials would help a lot. But it does need to be long-term and a constant reminder that we need to fix this problem for the good of the country. A national movement, you might say, towards an egalitarian society.  It's not that hard, and it is possible, but we do need to put some effort into it.


Telling American voters they aren't the greatest at everything is political suicide. Look what happened when Carter tried
 
2020-11-26 9:48:42 AM  

The Yattering: Truck Fump: darch: This shiat still exists. EVERYWHERE. It needs to be constantly exposed and punched in the face.

Old, white guy here.

Time enough for this sh*t to end. Our country's going down the tubes. Over the past four years, we have seen no leadership, no effort to "make it work", no admission that we have a serious race problem in this country. No, not the fault of immigrants and minorities, it's the fault of us, the white folks. We need to change our attitude: no tolerance for white supremacists, no tolerance for discrimination or "religious freedom", when it's used as an excuse to be a dick.

Get your heads together, America. You don't have much time, and it's way past time to address this problem head on. And for those white supremacists who think a "race war" will solve everything...there are more of them than there are of you, and it's going to be a short war...and you're going to be on the losing end of it.

I would like to think that most Americans would welcome equality. A little leadership from our elected officials would help a lot. But it does need to be long-term and a constant reminder that we need to fix this problem for the good of the country. A national movement, you might say, towards an egalitarian society.  It's not that hard, and it is possible, but we do need to put some effort into it.

Telling American voters they aren't the greatest at everything is political suicide. Look what happened when Carter tried


The man asked us to wear a sweater......that's what they do in Russia!!!!

This nation is only truly great in one thing.....being so selfish we refuse to even consider making a sacrifice, no matter how small.
 
2020-11-26 9:57:09 AM  

Eightballjacket: Father_Jack: anyone else just find themselves saying "fark the south, fark the south, fark the south..." while reading this?

Yeah, fark them, they should learn how to act like their superiors in the north do.


https://www.publicschoolreview.com/blo​g/new-yorks-schools-are-the-most-segre​gated-in-the-nation


you mad bro
 
2020-11-26 10:01:56 AM  
Definitely not in the same category of challenges faced, but this is the story of how my Alma Mater integrated:

https://www.starnewsonline.com/articl​e​/NC/20061208/news/605127914/WM
 
2020-11-26 10:12:38 AM  

IamTomJoad: "They threw away their dignity and it landed on us"

That's about all that needs to be said.


I wish I could go back in time just to hug these kids and tell them how strong they are.
 
2020-11-26 10:14:21 AM  
Unfortunately, the Hero tag is also given to people who write snarky Tweets, so maybe Fark needs another designator.
 
2020-11-26 10:22:46 AM  

Father_Jack: Eightballjacket: Father_Jack: anyone else just find themselves saying "fark the south, fark the south, fark the south..." while reading this?

Yeah, fark them, they should learn how to act like their superiors in the north do.


https://www.publicschoolreview.com/blo​g/new-yorks-schools-are-the-most-segre​gated-in-the-nation

you mad bro


Yeah I am mad that NYC has very segregated schools.  You should be as well.
 
2020-11-26 10:31:42 AM  

Eightballjacket: Father_Jack: Eightballjacket: Father_Jack: anyone else just find themselves saying "fark the south, fark the south, fark the south..." while reading this?

Yeah, fark them, they should learn how to act like their superiors in the north do.


https://www.publicschoolreview.com/blo​g/new-yorks-schools-are-the-most-segre​gated-in-the-nation

you mad bro

Yeah I am mad that NYC has very segregated schools.  You should be as well.


From the website:  "Public School Review is a partner site of Boarding School Review, the leading online resource for evaluating private secondary boarding schools, and Private School Review, a unique resource for researching private day schools across the USA. This network of sites aims to help families learn about and make the best pre-college educational choices for their children."

Yeah...pick better sources next time, Cletus.
 
2020-11-26 10:37:54 AM  
Eightballjacket:

I think the racism at this location is largely corporate and generational. NYC is considered among the richest cities in the world. Education is required to largely gain wealth, and universally schools are being defunded. Those with wealth can send their children to schools with good budgets and good teachers. Since the wealth is very largely consolidated among a few white people, it's easy to see how this scenario came to be.

So yes, I'm drawing a correlation between money and racism. I don't think it's definitive, but I think it's a facet that needs to be seriously addressed.

/This issue is legitimately complex, and very uncomfortable conversations need to happen to start having progress.
//This is not the venue, and I don't think I'm the person to broach the subjects.
 
2020-11-26 10:43:32 AM  

2wolves: markie_farkie: Hatred, bigotry, and racism needs its own Covid, except with a 100% mortality rate.

Nah, just a disease that permanently changes their skin color to a nice mahogany.


Meh. Might help, briefly, but if you think brown people can't be racist, boy have I got news for you. A significant number of Latinos voted for Trump.

Asians too; the Japanese and the Chinese are both really bad, but most don't know or notice because it isn't against white people.
 
2020-11-26 10:53:52 AM  
I feel compelled to highlight that Eisenhower, a Republican president, intervened to do the right thing and calm the situation.

He did not fly to Little Rock, and stand in front of a church with a bible.
 
2020-11-26 10:54:16 AM  
I noticed it was a Republican president who sent troops in to guard them against the Democrats who were abusing them.
 
2020-11-26 11:00:51 AM  

BigGrnEggGriller: I noticed it was a Republican president who sent troops in to guard them against the Democrats who were abusing them.


Yeah, no doubt the military had to protect all the republicans that attended to support those students.

Idiot
 
2020-11-26 11:02:52 AM  

Curmudgeonly: Eightballjacket: Father_Jack: Eightballjacket: Father_Jack: anyone else just find themselves saying "fark the south, fark the south, fark the south..." while reading this?

Yeah, fark them, they should learn how to act like their superiors in the north do.


https://www.publicschoolreview.com/blo​g/new-yorks-schools-are-the-most-segre​gated-in-the-nation

you mad bro

Yeah I am mad that NYC has very segregated schools.  You should be as well.

From the website:  "Public School Review is a partner site of Boarding School Review, the leading online resource for evaluating private secondary boarding schools, and Private School Review, a unique resource for researching private day schools across the USA. This network of sites aims to help families learn about and make the best pre-college educational choices for their children."

Yeah...pick better sources next time, Cletus.


Is the New York Times a better source for you, Hoss?  You probably think the NYPD treats minorities fairly because they reside in the north.   If the NYT is fake news in your world, here is a link to The Root as well.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/26/ny​r​egion/school-segregation-new-york.html​

https://www.theroot.com/new-york-city​-​s-afrocentric-schools-get-more-love-as​-se-1831678286
 
2020-11-26 11:09:42 AM  

BigGrnEggGriller: I noticed it was a Republican president who sent troops in to guard them against the Democrats who were abusing them.


I noticed that it happened 60 years ago.
 
2020-11-26 11:14:31 AM  

Eightballjacket: Curmudgeonly: Eightballjacket: Father_Jack: Eightballjacket: Father_Jack: anyone else just find themselves saying "fark the south, fark the south, fark the south..." while reading this?

Yeah, fark them, they should learn how to act like their superiors in the north do.


https://www.publicschoolreview.com/blo​g/new-yorks-schools-are-the-most-segre​gated-in-the-nation

you mad bro

Yeah I am mad that NYC has very segregated schools.  You should be as well.

From the website:  "Public School Review is a partner site of Boarding School Review, the leading online resource for evaluating private secondary boarding schools, and Private School Review, a unique resource for researching private day schools across the USA. This network of sites aims to help families learn about and make the best pre-college educational choices for their children."

Yeah...pick better sources next time, Cletus.

Is the New York Times a better source for you, Hoss?  You probably think the NYPD treats minorities fairly because they reside in the north.   If the NYT is fake news in your world, here is a link to The Root as well.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/26/nyr​egion/school-segregation-new-york.html

https://www.theroot.com/new-york-city-​s-afrocentric-schools-get-more-love-as​-se-1831678286


You're one of those butt-hurt white guys who considers "afro-centric" schools to be segregation, huh?
 
2020-11-26 11:14:41 AM  
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How little we've learned.
 
2020-11-26 11:27:23 AM  

Curmudgeonly: Eightballjacket: Curmudgeonly: Eightballjacket: Father_Jack: Eightballjacket: Father_Jack: anyone else just find themselves saying "fark the south, fark the south, fark the south..." while reading this?

Yeah, fark them, they should learn how to act like their superiors in the north do.


https://www.publicschoolreview.com/blo​g/new-yorks-schools-are-the-most-segre​gated-in-the-nation

you mad bro

Yeah I am mad that NYC has very segregated schools.  You should be as well.

From the website:  "Public School Review is a partner site of Boarding School Review, the leading online resource for evaluating private secondary boarding schools, and Private School Review, a unique resource for researching private day schools across the USA. This network of sites aims to help families learn about and make the best pre-college educational choices for their children."

Yeah...pick better sources next time, Cletus.

Is the New York Times a better source for you, Hoss?  You probably think the NYPD treats minorities fairly because they reside in the north.   If the NYT is fake news in your world, here is a link to The Root as well.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/26/nyr​egion/school-segregation-new-york.html

https://www.theroot.com/new-york-city-​s-afrocentric-schools-get-more-love-as​-se-1831678286

You're one of those butt-hurt white guys who considers "afro-centric" schools to be segregation, huh?



Not sure where you got that from. I posted the Root story to show that others think NYC schools are heavily segregated, an idea you dismiss.   You claimed my original source was bogus, so I posted a source from an African American site that claimed the same thing.  Are the people at The Root lying when they say NYC schools are heavily segregated?   If so, maybe you can whitesplain to them why they are wrong.
 
2020-11-26 11:27:45 AM  

stuffy: [th.bing.com image 474x267]
How little we've learned.


these treasonous coonts should be lined up and shot. sorry. much like vandalism/tagger people, antivaxxers and evangelical christians, Confederate Nationalists bring out my inner fascist.
 
2020-11-26 11:27:59 AM  

stuffy: [th.bing.com image 474x267]
How little we've learned.


The Master Race, indeed.
 
2020-11-26 11:33:09 AM  

Eightballjacket: Curmudgeonly: Eightballjacket: Curmudgeonly: Eightballjacket: Father_Jack: Eightballjacket: Father_Jack: anyone else just find themselves saying "fark the south, fark the south, fark the south..." while reading this?

Yeah, fark them, they should learn how to act like their superiors in the north do.


https://www.publicschoolreview.com/blo​g/new-yorks-schools-are-the-most-segre​gated-in-the-nation

you mad bro

Yeah I am mad that NYC has very segregated schools.  You should be as well.

From the website:  "Public School Review is a partner site of Boarding School Review, the leading online resource for evaluating private secondary boarding schools, and Private School Review, a unique resource for researching private day schools across the USA. This network of sites aims to help families learn about and make the best pre-college educational choices for their children."

Yeah...pick better sources next time, Cletus.

Is the New York Times a better source for you, Hoss?  You probably think the NYPD treats minorities fairly because they reside in the north.   If the NYT is fake news in your world, here is a link to The Root as well.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/26/nyr​egion/school-segregation-new-york.html

https://www.theroot.com/new-york-city-​s-afrocentric-schools-get-more-love-as​-se-1831678286

You're one of those butt-hurt white guys who considers "afro-centric" schools to be segregation, huh?


Not sure where you got that from. I posted the Root story to show that others think NYC schools are heavily segregated, an idea you dismiss.   You claimed my original source was bogus, so I posted a source from an African American site that claimed the same thing.  Are the people at The Root lying when they say NYC schools are heavily segregated?   If so, maybe you can whitesplain to them why they are wrong.


I wouldn't, because they're not making the point you're desperately trying to make; that regional and socioeconomic "segregation" is the same as you and your kinfolk in Kiss-Yer-Sister, Missitucky howling at schoolchildren walking to class.

Clear enough?
 
2020-11-26 11:36:18 AM  
Sadly, over 60 years later, this racism still exists.
 
2020-11-26 11:37:29 AM  

Father_Jack: anyone else just find themselves saying "fark the south, fark the south, fark the south..." while reading this?


The courageous Black people who did theses deeds are also Southern, as were the most prominent leaders of the Civil Rights Movement.
 
2020-11-26 11:39:17 AM  

BigGrnEggGriller: I noticed it was a Republican president who sent troops in to guard them against the Democrats who were abusing them.


You're absolutely right.
So, WTF happened to the GOP since then?
 
2020-11-26 11:40:43 AM  
A necessary reminder during these dark times that in the end, exemplary people will always step up to guide us through the darkness, to the light on the other side.
 
2020-11-26 11:41:11 AM  
I am torn between wanting to cry and wanting to scream in rage.
 
2020-11-26 11:48:28 AM  
Brave kids.
Years later saw a repeat when the first HIV kids went to school.
 
2020-11-26 11:51:26 AM  
The thing we need to accept is that this happened in less time than some humans have been alive. As such, those feelings didn't just go away, they got repackaged in a variety of ways.
 
2020-11-26 12:04:29 PM  

Curmudgeonly: Eightballjacket: Curmudgeonly: Eightballjacket: Curmudgeonly: Eightballjacket: Father_Jack: Eightballjacket: Father_Jack: anyone else just find themselves saying "fark the south, fark the south, fark the south..." while reading this?

Yeah, fark them, they should learn how to act like their superiors in the north do.


https://www.publicschoolreview.com/blo​g/new-yorks-schools-are-the-most-segre​gated-in-the-nation

you mad bro

Yeah I am mad that NYC has very segregated schools.  You should be as well.

From the website:  "Public School Review is a partner site of Boarding School Review, the leading online resource for evaluating private secondary boarding schools, and Private School Review, a unique resource for researching private day schools across the USA. This network of sites aims to help families learn about and make the best pre-college educational choices for their children."

Yeah...pick better sources next time, Cletus.

Is the New York Times a better source for you, Hoss?  You probably think the NYPD treats minorities fairly because they reside in the north.   If the NYT is fake news in your world, here is a link to The Root as well.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/26/nyr​egion/school-segregation-new-york.html

https://www.theroot.com/new-york-city-​s-afrocentric-schools-get-more-love-as​-se-1831678286

You're one of those butt-hurt white guys who considers "afro-centric" schools to be segregation, huh?


Not sure where you got that from. I posted the Root story to show that others think NYC schools are heavily segregated, an idea you dismiss.   You claimed my original source was bogus, so I posted a source from an African American site that claimed the same thing.  Are the people at The Root lying when they say NYC schools are heavily segregated?   If so, maybe you can whitesplain to them why they are wrong.

I wouldn't, because they're not making the point you're desperately trying to make; that regional and socioeconomic "segregation" is the same as ...


So NYers and other northerns practice the "good" kind of segregation.  Whatever helps you sleep at night.

And I have lived in the north my whole life.  I am just aware enough to notice that racial inequity exists in the north while you ignore or excuse away.
 
2020-11-26 12:06:55 PM  

Father_Jack: anyone else just find themselves saying "fark the south, fark the south, fark the south..." while reading this?


Libby lib in LibsVille Oregon over here.
Did you know Oregon was a state so racist that other racist states sit at the kid table when they visit for thanksgiving?  We still are one of the least racially diverse states with one of the worst educational systems.

While I believe it's always important to hold scorn and mockery of The South close to one's heart it's good to keep an eye on the rest of the house also.
 
2020-11-26 12:28:37 PM  
Blaming an ideology and thinking it's a dichotomy doesn't solve this. For example, I work with a man who is very liberal, politically, and also very religious. The racism he explains away with his "(insert people group) you just have to love them and pray for them. (they don't go to a doctor, they go to a hospital; They all think this way; etc.) I know because my wife works with them every day." He is the most bigotted man I know, all in the name of his love and caring for others.
 
2020-11-26 12:35:24 PM  

IamTomJoad: The Yattering: Truck Fump: darch: This shiat still exists. EVERYWHERE. It needs to be constantly exposed and punched in the face.

Old, white guy here.

Time enough for this sh*t to end. Our country's going down the tubes. Over the past four years, we have seen no leadership, no effort to "make it work", no admission that we have a serious race problem in this country. No, not the fault of immigrants and minorities, it's the fault of us, the white folks. We need to change our attitude: no tolerance for white supremacists, no tolerance for discrimination or "religious freedom", when it's used as an excuse to be a dick.

Get your heads together, America. You don't have much time, and it's way past time to address this problem head on. And for those white supremacists who think a "race war" will solve everything...there are more of them than there are of you, and it's going to be a short war...and you're going to be on the losing end of it.

I would like to think that most Americans would welcome equality. A little leadership from our elected officials would help a lot. But it does need to be long-term and a constant reminder that we need to fix this problem for the good of the country. A national movement, you might say, towards an egalitarian society.  It's not that hard, and it is possible, but we do need to put some effort into it.

Telling American voters they aren't the greatest at everything is political suicide. Look what happened when Carter tried

The man asked us to wear a sweater......that's what they do in Russia!!!!

This nation is only truly great in one thing.....being so selfish we refuse to even consider making a sacrifice, no matter how small.


That seems to be more a generational trait than a national one.
 
2020-11-26 12:41:43 PM  

Eightballjacket: Father_Jack: Eightballjacket: Father_Jack: anyone else just find themselves saying "fark the south, fark the south, fark the south..." while reading this?

Yeah, fark them, they should learn how to act like their superiors in the north do.


https://www.publicschoolreview.com/blo​g/new-yorks-schools-are-the-most-segre​gated-in-the-nation

you mad bro

Yeah I am mad that NYC has very segregated schools.  You should be as well.


It seems someone doesn't know the difference between de jure segregation and de facto segregation.
 
2020-11-26 12:58:59 PM  

omg bbq: Father_Jack: anyone else just find themselves saying "fark the south, fark the south, fark the south..." while reading this?

Libby lib in LibsVille Oregon over here.
Did you know Oregon was a state so racist that other racist states sit at the kid table when they visit for thanksgiving?  We still are one of the least racially diverse states with one of the worst educational systems.

While I believe it's always important to hold scorn and mockery of The South close to one's heart it's good to keep an eye on the rest of the house also.


this is true. and worth mentioning. doesnt invalidate my point tho imo :)

portland and bend are awesome. carry the blue bubble into the center of your state.
 
2020-11-26 1:06:11 PM  

winedrinkingman: The problem of the south, is that those white High School kids grew up to control everything today.


That occurred to me when I read the article. We hear what happened to the Little Rock High School students and we hear what happened to Ruby Bridges but the foul, hate-filled excuses for humans who attacked them have the luxury of anonymity. Perhaps some of them feel remorse and shame. I hope so.

/subby
 
2020-11-26 1:07:58 PM  

doomsdayaddams: Father_Jack: anyone else just find themselves saying "fark the south, fark the south, fark the south..." while reading this?

The courageous Black people who did theses deeds are also Southern, as were the most prominent leaders of the Civil Rights Movement.


There are racists and good people everywhere. I'm more bothered by institutions and general sentiment.

while i know there are terrible people in NY too who would love to throw rocks at black people, i cant imagine NYers lining streets throwing rocks or doing what was said in this article.
 
2020-11-26 1:51:27 PM  
Whenever I see a section of a powerful article like this, it is like a red rag to a bull for me in terms of Google searching.

"When her eldest daughter was 15, she finally gave her the film Crisis at Central High to watch."

We all need to remember and commemorate the shame of America's racism in exactly the same way that Germany does towards the Holocaust and say like they do- "Never again."

We can all make a good start by watching the full length documentary mentioned in the article. Hopefully it will help us focus on and plan for the massive amount of healing work that Americans (and the world when it comes to global examples of racism) all need to do.

Crisis at Central High (1981) | Joanne Woodward Calvin Levels | Little Rock 9 TV Movie Civil Rights
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