Thursday, April 13, 2006

Omaha Schools Set Back 40 Years, The Return of Segregation

In a move that many see as not only segregation, but downright unconstitutional, Omaha, NE has divided up its school districts along "racial lines" of white, black, and Hispanic. The breakup would apparently not occur until July of 2008, nearly 40 years since state-sponsored segregation was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. Nebraska's state legislature approved the measure on Thursday. You can read more here.

I must strongly oppose such a move anywhere in the nation. I simply do not understand what is wrong with the people of the United States. First blindsided, then fooled repeatedly into believing that those setting policy have the best interests of all people in mind, and clearly voting consistently against what is in their own best interests. With the rising chance of the melting pot boiling over on the immigration debate, here we have a state (Nebraska) setting race relations backwards 20+ years with a resounding "Yea" vote.

People need to put down the crack pipes of apathy and stand up, say "enough is enough" and vote the racist bastards out of office, or force them out by recall. People--stop voting against your best interests! Stop voting for $3.00+ gallons of gas, stop voting for hate under the guise of "family values," and stop voting for corruption and ignorance under the guise of religious principles.

This vote infuriates me...and it should infuriate the voters of Nebraska. I hope Nebraskans will realize the stupidity of their leadership and take the appropriate democracy-based actions to take back their rights. Because this will just be the beginning of the return of segregation in the United States.

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by Thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake
-Rabindranath Tagore

That is my Easter and Passover prayer...for the Highest Good of myself and all those involved... let Freedom reign.

Tag: segregation Racism Nebraska Freedom Omaha School Racist Hispanic White Black

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