150 years after the Civil War, race s...

150 years after the Civil War, race still haunts us

There are 325 comments on the www.sacbee.com story from Apr 8, 2011, titled 150 years after the Civil War, race still haunts us. In it, www.sacbee.com reports that:

One hundred and fifty years ago, on April 12, 1861, the first shots of the Civil War were fired. A century and a half later, the issue of race still haunts us.

Back then, most everyone understood that America's bloodiest war - more than 623,000 dead - had its roots in race. But race is not a subject Americans like to think about anymore.

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Peralta de Peralta

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#1 Apr 8, 2011
You want Americans to quit focusing on race? The remove race questions from all employment & college applications. Race shouldn't matter; it shouldn't be a prerequisite for qualifying for either employment or college.

You want Americans to quit focusing on Race? Then quit giving airtime to idiots like Jesse Jackson, Erik Holder & Al Sharpton. Those three airheads are three of the biggest reasons that race is even an issue!
Richard

Ilkeston, UK

#2 Apr 8, 2011
Martin Luther King, "Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam"

“i hope we can change this!”

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Since: Aug 08

usa

#3 Apr 8, 2011
THAT was one of the most racist articles i've ever read!

why am i not surprised bill posted it?

“It's a Brand New Day”

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Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#4 Apr 8, 2011
Peralta de Peralta wrote:
You want Americans to quit focusing on race? The remove race questions from all employment & college applications. Race shouldn't matter; it shouldn't be a prerequisite for qualifying for either employment or college.
You want Americans to quit focusing on Race? Then quit giving airtime to idiots like Jesse Jackson, Erik Holder & Al Sharpton. Those three airheads are three of the biggest reasons that race is even an issue!
Look in the mirror.
WOODCHUCK

North Port, FL

#5 Apr 8, 2011
As Clint Eastwood in the movie "Josey Wales" said.."It was A Dam war!"..a subject which is always part of Americas Fiber,...Always interpreted by those now with agendas. The war,did not go far enough? too The war went way to far.History will debate this as long as America exists..those who now want to use it as a talking point,or for some moral,or ideological advantage ,will always be in error!.....for other than the high moral credit it gets,it was a great killer of kids,who just did what they were told,from farm boys,to Irish immigrants for the $100. bonas.

As usual its the Old BASTARDS who send kids to die,and the wrap themselves in Glory,and Pompous Statues,Celebrating mass murder.

The Cure is often worse than the cause,like the Mountain of Legs ,arms,left on the battlefields,it never gets better!...

So Debate on,History encourages that,and lets not forget the Blues and the Grey,Americans all,who fill up huge grave yards! and leave a legacy of memories!

Today A Black man Is President Of The United States,if that conflict was to address RACE,that tells me ,its over.A Majority of white people elected a man ,Named BARRACK HUSSIN OBAMA,with AFRICAN ROOTS!...What does that tell you?
Time to Move Forward ...Its behind us,and more pressing problems of RACE is now world wide! and we are in that struggle,and KIDS still dieing!
scout

Castro Valley, CA

#7 Apr 8, 2011
Civil War was NEVER about race, it was a war between the corporate North and Americans. Corps won but were with Marxists at the helm.
sue

United States

#8 Apr 8, 2011
scout wrote:
Civil War was NEVER about race, it was a war between the corporate North and Americans. Corps won but were with Marxists at the helm.
True, the war was more about economics than race.
WOODCHUCK

North Port, FL

#9 Apr 8, 2011
This seems to be a DULL subject..So in TOPIX fashion lets throw gas on the Fire!

Confederate Flag License Plates OK'd
Sons Of Confederate Veterans Had Sued Over License Plates 2 Years Ago

POSTED: Friday, April 1, 2011
UPDATED: 10:44 am EDT April 1, 2011

Florida Tag
A judge rules that the flag falls under guidelines of Florida's "specialty plate" program, which is considered a forum of free speech.
ORLANDO, Fla.-- In Florida, drivers have dozens of options when it comes to their license plates: They can support wildlife, a favorite college, the Orlando Magic or even proclaim opposition to abortion.

SURVEY: What Do You Think?

One option they don't have -- the Confederate flag -- has been at the center of a heated debate in the state for years. Lawmakers don't think it's appropriate. But a federal judge has ruled otherwise.

The judge ruled that the flag falls under guidelines of the "specialty plate" program, which is considered a forum of free speech.

THE 1st AMENDMENT WINS AGAIN.....GOD BLESS AMERICA!!........SUCK IT UP LOONY YANKS!
Peralta de Peralta

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#10 Apr 8, 2011
Just remove all questions regarding race from all applications. Defund all special interest groups that have race as their reason for existence. No more tax breaks based on race. No more minorities or majorities. No more affirmative action. If special interest groups want to exist, let their members pay for their existence.
Barros Serrano

Silver City, NM

#11 Apr 8, 2011
The Civil War was fought over SLAVERY, as everyone at the time knew full well.

Other excuses are made as apologetics by lowlife Southern Confederat supporters seeking to whitewash their perfidy.

Confederats were traitors fighting for a demonic system. They were scum. Anyone displaying a Confederat Rag today is scum and a traitor. Vehicles with that Rag on them get cut off by me, and worse.

STAND UP for humanity! SLAM anyone displaying that vile Rag!
Les Claypool

Denver, CO

#12 Apr 8, 2011
The civil war wasn't about race. It was about voting power. The South wanted to be able to count slaves as population for more representatives in congress and the North objected. But this is more about waving a race card than facts.
Knox

Lynwood, CA

#14 Apr 8, 2011
Race is a CHOICE.

When a person has a black parent and a white parent and then CHOOSES what race he/she should check off on a form/application, indicates that the 'system' the definition is flawed.

All white people could choose to check off black, hispanic, asian. It IS a choice. It may get you an interview, an admission into school, or other opportunities.

Wish more people would do this to make race irrelevant.

“It's a Brand New Day”

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Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#15 Apr 8, 2011
Knox wrote:
Race is a CHOICE.
When a person has a black parent and a white parent and then CHOOSES what race he/she should check off on a form/application, indicates that the 'system' the definition is flawed.
All white people could choose to check off black, hispanic, asian. It IS a choice. It may get you an interview, an admission into school, or other opportunities.
Wish more people would do this to make race irrelevant.
Good for you, Alice.

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Al Sharpton

Tampa, FL

#16 Apr 8, 2011
just think how better off America would be if the black lords in afrika refused to kidnap their own fellow blacks & sell them to People in the US as slaves!

God I wish they never sent any of these lazy lowlifes here! then they could have come here as LEGAL immigrants and earned their worth ... instead of given freebies because they too lazy to work!
Mr Big Thick and Black

York, PA

#17 Apr 8, 2011
Al Sharpton wrote:
just think how better off America would be if the black lords in afrika refused to kidnap their own fellow blacks & sell them to People in the US as slaves!
If you had stayed in Europe NONE of this would have ever happened

“Headed toward the cliff”

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Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#18 Apr 8, 2011
Anyone who believes race is no longer an issue just has to read the first 17 comments to know that isn't the case.

Southerners would bring back segregation in a minute if they could.

A recent poll of the GOP in Mississippi showed 50% still think inter-racial marriage should be illegal.

The teabagger birthers are entirely about race. If Obama was a white guy named Bob Johnson it wouldn't be an issue.
Dr-Zaius

Pompano Beach, FL

#19 Apr 8, 2011
Civil war was not about race. That is why it did not cure any racial issues.

In reality, blacks are the only peoples that make race an issue in the first place because they want special privileges for being black.

Whites will be hearing about slavery for the next 1000 years.
Dr-Zaius

Pompano Beach, FL

#20 Apr 8, 2011
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Anyone who believes race is no longer an issue just has to read the first 17 comments to know that isn't the case.
Southerners would bring back segregation in a minute if they could.
A recent poll of the GOP in Mississippi showed 50% still think inter-racial marriage should be illegal.
Most of the blacks in this forum want segregation back. They even want only black people to post here.
WeTheSheeple wrote:
The teabagger birthers are entirely about race. If Obama was a white guy named Bob Johnson it wouldn't be an issue.
How typical. They 'hate' him personally, not his policies and politics. What a joke you leftists are.
Dr-Zaius

Pompano Beach, FL

#21 Apr 8, 2011
WOODCHUCK wrote:
This seems to be a DULL subject..So in TOPIX fashion lets throw gas on the Fire!
Confederate Flag License Plates OK'd
Sons Of Confederate Veterans Had Sued Over License Plates 2 Years Ago
POSTED: Friday, April 1, 2011
UPDATED: 10:44 am EDT April 1, 2011
Florida Tag
A judge rules that the flag falls under guidelines of Florida's "specialty plate" program, which is considered a forum of free speech.
ORLANDO, Fla.-- In Florida, drivers have dozens of options when it comes to their license plates: They can support wildlife, a favorite college, the Orlando Magic or even proclaim opposition to abortion.
SURVEY: What Do You Think?
One option they don't have -- the Confederate flag -- has been at the center of a heated debate in the state for years. Lawmakers don't think it's appropriate. But a federal judge has ruled otherwise.
The judge ruled that the flag falls under guidelines of the "specialty plate" program, which is considered a forum of free speech.
THE 1st AMENDMENT WINS AGAIN.....GOD BLESS AMERICA!!........SUCK IT UP LOONY YANKS!
Florida is getting a Confederate Flag plate????

Nice! It'll be my first vanity plate.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Level 1

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#22 Apr 8, 2011
Dr-Zaius wrote:
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Florida is getting a Confederate Flag plate????
Nice! It'll be my first vanity plate.
Cool, now I know which cars key......

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