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Saturday, August 01, 2020

It was a scene that seemed from another era. Angry White parents gripping picket signs. People making death threats and a piece of hate mail reading "Blacks destroy school systems." Community panic about school desegregation orders. But this wasn't archival footage of White Southerners from the 1960s. This took place last year in Howard County, Maryland, a suburban community that prides itself on racial integration. It was there that progressive White parents mobilized with other groups to try to stop a school integration plan that would bus poor students, who were mostly Black and brown, to more affluent, whiter schools. Willie Flowers, the father of two eighth-grade boys in Howard County schools, was stunned by the ferocity of the resistance. He says it was a flashback to the type of racism he encountered attending schools with Whites in the South.

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"I'm from Alabama and I thought I was escaping that type of nonsense," says Flowers, who is president of the NAACP Maryland State Conference. "There have been cases of Confederate flags at high school football games, racial epitaphs." Yet any attack against entrenched racism will run into one of the most formidable barriers for true change: Good White people.

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"Blacks destroy school systems."

Nice sign, Boaz!

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-01 05:22 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

White people in Maryland are weird. I seem to remember a senator from Maryland who was against forced busing to achieve integration. I wonder what happened to him ?

What youngsters were never taught was that some of the most vicious "protests' weren't in the South but in Boston and Maryland.

#2 | Posted by rhet at 2020-08-01 05:40 PM | Reply

post 2.1.." in the 70's"

#3 | Posted by rhet at 2020-08-01 05:41 PM | Reply

Wasn't Joe Biden really against integration? I think that was before he became woke

#4 | Posted by homerj at 2020-08-02 11:02 AM | Reply

upon hearing this news even Ice T said 'there's goes the neighborhood...'

#5 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2020-08-03 05:28 AM | Reply

#4 yes, huge anti bussing advocate.

#6 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-08-03 07:40 AM | Reply

#4 yes, huge anti bussing advocate.

#6 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-08-03 07:40 AM |

yes but it's important to remember..that as he says...,he wasn't opposed to busing..he was opposed to the DEPT of ED forcing kids to be bused.
if you're a loony tune lib and think he's qualified, you believe that nonsense.

"Joe Biden didn't just compromise with segregationists. He fought for their cause in schools, experts say.
Joe Biden helped give America the language that is still used to oppose school integration today, legislative and education history experts say."

"In 1975, Biden was representing a state where one of the first major urban school desegregation plans had been ordered by a court. Many white parents in the Wilmington area were angry. In response, Biden sponsored not just the bill limiting courts' power but also an amendment to an appropriations bill that barred the federal government from withholding funding from schools that remained effectively segregated."

www.nbcnews.com

#7 | Posted by rhet at 2020-08-03 03:40 PM | Reply

"The media loves to focus on the easy villains who get busted on cell phone videos acting like racists. But some scholars and activists say good White people -- the progressive folks in Blue states, the kind who would have voted for Obama a third time if they could -- are some of the most tenacious supporters of systemic racism."

Exactly. Blue States get a pass from the vitriol this place serves up if the same thing happens in Texas or Oklahoma.

But they have to temper their outrage because they're afraid of voters in Maryland.

#8 | Posted by eberly at 2020-08-03 03:53 PM | Reply

"Joe Biden didn't just compromise with segregationists. He fought for their cause in schools, experts say."

Proving, once again, nothing p1sses off a Republican more than when a Democrat acts like them.

#9 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-08-03 04:32 PM | Reply

9

John Blake from CNN? a Republican?

man....that's mean.

#10 | Posted by eberly at 2020-08-03 04:34 PM | Reply

Alternate Headline:
How 'Good Cops' Stand Up For Racist Cops.

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-03 04:40 PM | Reply

"But some scholars and activists say good White people -- the progressive folks in Blue states, the kind who would have voted for Obama a third time if they could -- are some of the most tenacious supporters of systemic racism."

"some"

Which leaves lots of room for many other types of people to be counted among the most tenacious supporters of systemic racism.
Even blacks like Boaz can get in on the action!
And then there's the GOP.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-03 04:43 PM | Reply

"In 1975, Biden was..."

Got anything from the 21st century?

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-03 04:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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