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School segregation stays law of Alabama...

by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / November 30, 2004 2:33 AM PST
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Disgraceful and disgusting, but out in the open again.
by Dan McC / November 30, 2004 3:00 AM PST

It's not really progress. Those kinds of feelings should be hidden away.

Dan

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(NT) (NT) "maybe" in the 22nd century :-(
by jonah jones / November 30, 2004 3:02 AM PST
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Well, let's see
by Josh K / November 30, 2004 3:51 AM PST

They've been in the 19th century for around 200 years now. So that would suggest that in the next century, they might find their way into the 20th, which didn't start out so good for blacks but got better in the 2nd half. So that's another hundred years for Alabama. By that calculation, they should enter the current century around the year 2300.

Geez.

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Just on paper..
by Angeline Booher / November 30, 2004 5:17 AM PST

.....the move to take the clause out of the state constitution was defeated.

However, Federal law takes precedent. "Brown vs. The Board of Education", y'know.

Alabama knows that.

IMO, the reason for the VERY narrow defeat was the lingering fear of Federal control - of anything. There is also some backlash from Federal mandates before and after 9/11 that have put a financial burden on the state and local governments.

However, from reading the article, it looks like the popular take is that Alabamians are a racist lot.

Yep, I get a mite tired of the old sins of the South to be constantly revisited upon it, as it is my firm belief that there are no more racists in the South today than anywhere else.

Angeline
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OK, you got it...
by Edward ODaniel / November 30, 2004 6:56 AM PST

Moral values. Moral values INCLUDE a revulsion for "politically correct" revision of history.

I (and most likely the vast majority of Americans) would be against and "politically correct" agenda involving any changing of the wording of the US Constitution (a historical document) to make PC "corrections" to Article I, Section 2, paragraph 3 regarding Representative and Tax apportionment or even the 14th Amendment references in Section 2 to "male inhabitants" to the exclusion of females.

Rather than changing the wording of our Constitution after the Civil War (Article IV, Section 2) Amendments were added--the 13th and 14th. Alabama laws regarding segregation were altered in much the same way without destroying a meaningful historical document.

There is no reason for you to be getting your knickers in knots.

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