Civil Rights 101

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    1. Which President send in the 101st Airborne to enforce the order to desegregate schools in Little Rock?

    a. LBJ
    b. Ike

    2. Which President first proposed a Civil Right Bill that created a Civil Right division in the Justice Department, a commission that would investigate voting irregularities, allow the AG to sue to enforce civil rights and prosecute voting rights violations?

    a. LBJ
    b. Ike

    3. Who as Senate Majority Leader refuse to let the bill described in 2 proposed in 1957 come to a vote for 7 years?

    a. LBJ
    b. Robert Byrd
     
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    Who said the following about Thurgood Marshall, “Son, when I appoint a ****** to the court, I want everyone to know he’s a ******.”

    a. LBJ
    b. Ike
     
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    LOL, thanks for the laugh!!!

    Who appointed the First Black Supreme Court Justice Conservatives or Liberals?
     
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    I'm pretty sure Ike was the President during those two questions in 1 & 2, so what's your point?

    Robert Byrd was staying true to his Southern conservative roots and dogma during that time.
     
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    The correct answer to 3 was a. LBJ
     
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    It's like Progressive have suddenly discovered a new continent. It's shocking, I know. I only started relearning history recently and it's the complete opposite of what we're taught.

    Jake Starkey almost didn't know that Ike was President
     
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    It's funny that you guys have to go back so far to try to make a point. Republicans have done some very good thing regarding Civil Rights, but for the MOST part, they were Liberal republicans, not conservative republicans like William F. Buckley and his subsequent followers. Those cocksuckers (conservatives in BOTH parties) wanted to keep the status quo, they didn't want to CHANGE it. They wanted to keep white superiority and black second class citizenship.

    Conservatives are YOU and how you and your fellow republicans (for the most part) cronies DESCRIBE YOURSELVES. :lol: So I find it quite COMICAL that you want to ride on the backs of the very people that you would call RINOS, "statists", or "big government types" today! Thanks for the laugh!!! :lol:

    Why not embrace your modern conservative republican stances like this:

    Atwater: You start out in 1954 by saying, "******, ******, ******." By 1968 you can't say "******" — that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states' rights and all that stuff. You're getting so abstract now [that] you're talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you're talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites. And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I'm not saying that. But I'm saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me — because obviously sitting around saying, "We want to cut this," is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than "******, ******."

    "RNC Chief (Ken Mehlman) to Say It Was 'Wrong' to Exploit Racial Conflict for Votes
    It was called "the southern strategy," started under Richard M. Nixon in 1968, and described Republican efforts to use race as a wedge issue -- on matters such as desegregation and busing -- to appeal to white southern voters.

    Ken Mehlman, the Republican National Committee chairman, this morning will tell the NAACP national convention in Milwaukee that it was "wrong."

    "Earlier this week, RNC Chairman Michael Steele told a group of 200 students at DePaul University that African-Americans "don't have a reason" to vote for Republican candidates.

    During his remarks he also acknowledged that for decades the GOP pursued "'Southern Strategy' that alienated many minority voters by focusing on the white male vote in the South."

    Steele was asked to explain why an African-American should vote Republican at a university-sponsored discussion on the conservative movement. The RNC chairman's response: "You really don't have a reason to, to be honest -- we haven't done a very good job of really giving you one. True? True."

    Steele also discussed with students his own experience being the victim of racial discrimination -- a subject that the he has openly addressed in the past. Steele told TV One's Roland Martin in November that even some of his fellow Republicans are "scared" of him because of his race. "


    That's your fellow conservatives TODAY.
     
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    Yeah, I should have looked that up real quick. Here's a more complete story regarding LBJ:


    "For Johnson, civil rights loomed as the most intractable legislative problem of the decade. The Supreme Court's 1954 ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, ordering an end to segregated schools, had outraged Southern senators. They circulated a Southern Manifesto urging massive resistance to school integration, but Johnson declined to sign it. In 1957 President Eisenhower proposed a tough civil rights bill that Southerners adamantly resisted. Johnson recognized the symbolic value of enacting the first civil rights legislation since Reconstruction, but he feared that a protracted filibuster would split his party. His removal of the key enforcement provisions of the law steered it through to enactment. Not until 1964, when Johnson was president, would a strong civil rights act finally win passage."
     
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    The people shouting "******, ******, ******" in 1954 were: LBJ, Al Gore Sr and Bobby Byrd. Lee was talking about the Democrat Party

    And it was the Democrat run schools that had to be desegregated.

    It was the Republican Party started by Abe Lincoln that defeated slavery (and states right in the process)

    The Conservative like Buckley and Goldwater opposed Civil Rights on principal because they believe that those rights applied to all Americans equally.

    Conservative offer school choice, get your kids the hell out of the Democrat Public education Hellhole, I din't see why any minority would object to that. I'm of the belief that it is Massive Voter Fraud that accounts for Black "support" of Democrats. In a free and fair election Dems would get maybe 50% of the black vote
     
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