Brown vs. the Supreme Court 2007

And let us not grow weary while doing good,
for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart

Galatians 6:9

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected diversity plans in two major school districts that take race into account in assigning students but left the door open for using race in limited circumstances.

The decision in cases affecting schools in Louisville, Ky., and Seattle could imperil similar plans in hundreds of districts nationwide, and it further restricts how public school systems may attain racial diversity.

The court split, 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts announcing the court's judgment. The court's four liberal justices dissented. Federal appeals courts had upheld both plans after some parents sued. The Bush administration the parents' side, arguing that racial diversity is a noble goal but can be sought only through race-neutral means.

With its latest decision on school desegregation the Supreme Court has once again rejected the concept of diversity in public education. We are steadily reviving the concept of separate, but equal. Despite the Supreme Court's ruling and the opinion of many White Americans, we have yet to overcome discrimination in this country. If we agree that there is still discrimination and yet we choose to do nothing about it, what does that say about how we really feel about discrimination?

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What Is Discrimination?

In yesterdays diary post `Covert Racism' a discussion developed regarding the question of whether someone who believes Barack Obama is the strongest candidate, yet doesn't believe he can win a general election due to his race and so doesn't vote for him in the primary, is guilty of racial discrimination. This question also applies to someone who doesn't vote for Hillary Clinton under a similar scenario, but because she's a woman. I thought this topic well deserves further exploration.

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What is Discrimination?

In yesterdays diary post `Covert Racism' a discussion developed regarding the question of whether someone who believes Barack Obama is the strongest candidate, yet doesn't believe he can win a general election due to his race and so doesn't vote for him in the primary, is guilty of racial discrimination. This question also applies to someone who doesn't vote for Hillary Clinton under a similar scenario, but because she's a woman. I thought this topic well deserves further exploration.

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NASA 's discrimination of Lisa Nowak

Never mind that Lisa hasn't been convicted of any crime, never mind the fact that NASA has stood by other employees through their personal meltdowns, and never mind the fact that some of their current people are crazy as a loon (or at least very eccentric). Lisa made the gross mistake of embarrassing NASA and that just can't be forgiven. Lisa, unlike her boss who stands up and promotes what he knows is untrue, broke the most sacred rule
of NASA, "Over promote bad and over bloated programs but always make NASA look good."
Mike Griffin, the NASA boss, never misses a chance to plug "Moon Mars and Beyond" when he knows full well he doesn't have and can't afford to build a manned Mars capable rocket motor. He won't tell the truth and he won't plan (like China and Japan) for a full blown permanent American Moon base.

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Free Gary Tyler

"Strike while the iron is hot," my grandmother used to say. Gary Tyler, in prison 30 years based on manufactured evidence and racism, won't be in the spotlight for long. Now is the time to act! Sign the petition at freegarytyler.com

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