On this day, back in 1957, The Little Rock Nine started school...

They had to be escorted by federal troops through a mob of screaming white people...

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Dr. Terrence Roberts was one of the Little Rock 9...  listen to what it was really like...

BTW, the President who ordered the federal troops to protect the students was Ike Eisenhower, a Republican... 

The Arkansas governor who used National Guard troops to prevent the students from attending was Orval Faubus, a Democrat.

"Ike" didn't "compromise", "reach across the aisle" or accept the Democratic driven "lesser evilism" of segregation.

We need to be more like Ike and not accept "lesser evilism" from either party because...  well... you see where that leads, right?

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Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on September 25, 2018 at 2:18pm

...and, no, KB, MF and AlwaysKissingAss, I didn't personally take those pictures or film that video. (thought I'd save you guys all of that faux-distress you love to "share").

I know white guys like you enjoy talking the talk about just how "liberal" y'all are, how hard you fought for everyone's rights "in the streets" and like to do that whole "bros support bros" thing with and in your posts, but no matter how much you insult me personally (and Ron was right, y'all HAVE repeatedly called me a supporter of racism, misogyny and even homophobia because I call you on your shit when you support genocidal Zionism, apartheid and/or "lesser evil"), you need to talk less and actually DO something.

In the mean time, 

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Comment by Ron Powell on September 25, 2018 at 3:05pm

Earl Warren, 14th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In office
October 5, 1953 – June 23, 1969
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower

He is best known for the liberal decisions of the Warren Court, which outlawed segregation in public schools and transformed many areas of American law, especially regarding the rights of the accused, ending public school-sponsored prayers, and requiring "one man–one vote" rules of apportionment of election districts. He made the Supreme Court a power center on a more even basis with Congress and the Presidency, especially through four landmark decisions: Brown v. Board of Education (1954), Gideon v. Wainwright (1963), Reynolds v. Sims (1964), and Miranda v. Arizona (1966).


Who would have thought that two white Republicans would have been responsible for the most important and momentous civil rights decision of the 20th century?
Comment by Ron Powell on September 25, 2018 at 3:19pm

On the other hand, Eisenhower was quoted as saying that his worst mistake while in office as President was the appointment of Earl Warren to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. 

"I made two mistakes and both of them are sitting on the Supreme Court." Referring to Earl Warren and William Brennan]

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Comment by Maui Surfer on September 25, 2018 at 6:08pm

I still have a photo of the young me wearing my "I Like Ike" button. And, he did right in Arkansas, against not a Democrat but someone who was essentially a Dixiecrat, Mason-Dixon be damned. Ike also was responsible for the death of thousands of Latino Braceros in a forced deportation without water into the desert launched by the INS with the lovely name, "Operation Wetback" ... further, every single one of those Democrats and their chip off the old block offspring now represent the bulk of today's wonderful and embracing Republican Party, having disgraced the name of Lincoln with their own mass deportation to the Repukes after having to suffer through the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts.

Lets keep herstory complete, please.

Comment by Ron Powell on September 25, 2018 at 7:13pm

"John Marshall has made his decision;

now let him enforce it.”

Those are the famous words uttered by President Andrew Jackson in relation to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall’s 1832 decision in Worcester v. Georgia to strike down a Georgia law that imposed regulations on the comings and goings of white people in Native American land.

This ruling was foundational in establishing the general idea that Native Americans have some degree of sovereignty in their interaction with U.S. governments. The words and actions of President Jackson in relation to the opinion is a historic event exemplifying the ever present debate over state and federal power and the role of the courts in our modern times..


There were those who, had they been in Eisenhower's place, would have refused to enforce the 1954 Brown v Board decision which declared segregation to be unconstitutional...


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