It may seem like
ancient history to some of you but a mere 45 years ago
it was legally possible to bar
someone from a public restaurant if their skin was the
the wrong color.
Only 45 years ago white schoolchildren were neatly segregated
from black schoolchildren, and black schools were notoriously
Only 45 years ago it was not illegal to deny someone
a job just because they were black.
Only 45 years ago discriminatory obstacles were routinely
placed in the paths of black voters.
Only 45 years ago the majority of the House and Senate
That all changed with the passage of the Civil Rights
and the Voting Rights Acts, laws designed to bring
justice and fairness to all, regardless of race, creed
or nationality. These are good things.
Aahhh, but our little Conservative friends have been
busy over the past 45 year repealing all the progress
as a result of the Civil Right sactss, especially ever
since they got their hands on real political
For example, today the public schools have been systematically
underfunded, basically left to rot on the vine. They
suck so bad that parents fortunate enough to afford it
are sending their
off to private schools.
Scholastic segregation. Same as it ever was.
Today few people know if their vote actually counts as
computerized voting machines are acknowledged by experts
to be easily hackable. That is, if the machines function
properly, or if there are enough of them to go around,
especially in minority areas.
Voting discrimination. Same as it ever was.
Today, jobs are scarce as they've all been shipped overseas,
and black unemployment rates are much higher than
white unemployment rates.
Economic segregation. Same as it ever was.
For those who
think I'm exaggerating in today's cartoon about Southern
politics allow me to recommend you take a gander at this.
It's a 1:17 youtube movie which shows the shifting
political allegiances across our country since 1920.
Except for a brief flirtation with Jimmy Carter (the
anti-Nixon) in '76 the South has been clearly voting
along racial lines for 45 years, all thanks to the Civil
Thanks for nothing, you redneck assholes.