Sunday, July 6, 2008

In my lifetime!

Black students helped end 'Massive Resistance'
By STEVE SZKOTAK, Associated Press Writer
Sun Jul 6, 2008
NORFOLK, Va. - The "Norfolk 17" were honored Sunday at the church that educated them 50 years ago when six of the city's all-white public schools closed under Virginia's defiant response to court-ordered desegregation.
Virginia's Massive Resistance cut funds to any school that dared to integrate.

Schools were closed and private academies were created to educate white students who could afford the tuition.

In my lifetime, America was racially segregated.
Today, a black man is a major-party candidate for the Presidency.
[note: I consciously opted for 'black' rather than African-American - Obama's heritage is too mixed... this, too, is progress!]

Now, can we move beyond "identity" politics?

Sing a song!

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