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Archive for July 1st, 2007

Supreme Court Decision Part II

Posted by Jack Stephens on July 1, 2007

Race Wire blogs:

The Applied Research Center is dismayed by today’s decision from the United States Supreme Court to overturn lower court rulings allowing the districts of Seattle, Washington and Louisville, Kentucky to use race in making school assignments. This decision is especially disappointing, given that the majority of the Court affirmed race as an important factor to consider in educational equity and school integration. For more than half a century, the moral compass of 1954’s Brown v. Board of Education has guided our nation toward integration and equal treatment. The Court’s conservative bloc has led us backwards.

Michael L. Westmoreland-White comments:

For much of U.S. history, the judicial branch of our government, led by the Supreme Court, was the most regressive branch, defending slavery, defending the rich over the poor, defending corporations against workers, etc. Only from the mid-1930s to the late 197os was the Court a friend to the poor. Only from 1954 until 1980 was the Court strongly on the side of racial justice–something which began to be eroded with the judicial appointments of Ronald Reagan and both Bushes. Now, the Court is clearly, if narrowly, again against the creation of a just society. We must be creative in our response, but we must not let this wrongheaded decision stand in our way.

Mikhaela Reid blogs:

The Bush court says that not only is segregation totally cool (as long as it’s the “natural” result of segregated housing areas), it’s actively RACIST to oppose segregation. Why? Because racial diversity is AGAINST the spirit of Brown vs. Board of Education.

Jeff Lam writes:

the goal of the school district is to provide the same, excellent education to everyone, and considering race is one (perhaps flawed) way to do that. there are huge differences in parental involvement, school achievement, and teacher qualifications between some of the whiter north-end schools and the colored schools south of downtown. but some seem to believe that ignoring race means eradicating racism. absurd. devastating for broke colored kids in the ghetto. another victory for the privileged.

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Howard Admits to Land Grab

Posted by Jack Stephens on July 1, 2007

Ridwan reports:

Thanks to Eugene for bringing the article Aboriginal Children Overboard to our attention. There are several other follow-up stories available on Perth IndyMedia so please check them out.

Now it seems like the arrogant Prime Minister is not even hiding his reason for invading the Northern Territory. See this breaking story: John Howard Admits Aboriginal Land Grab Intent.” I have copied the article below.

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Rights of Passage

Posted by Jack Stephens on July 1, 2007

Glen Ford writes:

Poor people from poor countries populated America, and then became “white.” That was their right of passage. It is the saga of the American immigrants, who now turn on the new immigrants, as they did on the Black laborers who worked alongside them. They chose whiteness. Now they turn on Mexicans – who are also not of their race. Racism is the game. White supremacy is the object, and the at root of discourse around “legal vs. illegal immigration.” It has always been. White America is out to protect its hard earned whiteness. But for Black America. the stakes are different. Do we need a whiter America?

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