How the Civil Rights Act of 1964 chan...

How the Civil Rights Act of 1964 changed America

There are 144 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Jul 1, 2014, titled How the Civil Rights Act of 1964 changed America. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

When Earl Ofari-Hutchinson watched President Lyndon B. Johnson sign the historic Civil Rights Act on television five decades ago, something inside him stirred.

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UTB

Atlanta, GA

#53 Jul 6, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Why do all the local television news shows, rarely describe crime suspects anymore? Is it because some people are having difficulty being accepted?
Shopup super market was robbed, there was $50.000 in the safe, no money was taken, but missing was 4 cases of Colt-45,and 100 cartons of Kool cigarets ,suspect is unknown, but while running,a Jet magazine fell out of his back pocket, along with an Afro pick, now who done it?

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#54 Jul 7, 2014
..lol.....

“Yes WE Can! Yes we Will!”

Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#55 Jul 7, 2014
Abdurratln wrote:
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Hey, b-word, what do YOU think about that Nazism going on over there right next to France in Europe? why have YOU been so silent?
What has this to do with the Civil rights Act that we were discussing? Since you're a secret admirer of Hitler why don't you start a thread to discuss the resurgence of Naziam?
anonymous

Santa Monica, CA

#56 Jul 7, 2014
UTB wrote:
AFIK, the "Great Society" was a failure.
It was designed to help uplift the poor to a higher plateau.
Instead it failed miserably.
The opportunities were there, but it was administration that screwed up the "Great Society" programs.
Had the program been administrated properly, more people would have benefited.
Instead in many instances, people at the top, were stealing, and getting their family, and friends on the programs, leaving out the poor!
The result, is what you see today.
The problem is that people get so much in benefits that they would live worse if they went to work and paid for everything themselves . Also when the government sunsidises things the cost of those things go up . When the government subsidises housing for example the cost of other housing in the neighborhood goes up and many people are angry when they are paying 42,500a month for an apt and other people on the block are paying just $400 a month because they are on section 8
anonymous

Santa Monica, CA

#57 Jul 7, 2014
The Republicans were the ones who are responsible for the Civil Rights act. .President johnson (a democrat) refused to sign the bill a few times then signed it because he couldn't stop civil rights . Johnson also was against anti lynching legislation After the passage of the Civil rights act johnson did something next to nothing to enforce it and it was Nixon who enforced it
Spirit of Radio

Houston, TX

#58 Jul 7, 2014
X-TREME BIAS wrote:
Nothing has changed since 1964 for the American negroe as they still far from civil & as such they deserve no rights.
True. They have not demonstrated that they are worthy or deserving of such rights. They fail to understand that such things must be earned, not given. That's why 400 years later, they have yet to develop any positive attributes that would warrant any advancement.
Cha

Brooklyn, NY

#59 Jul 7, 2014
UTB wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for saying that.
I was one of the protestors back then.
Our high school teachers knew that it was coming, so they did the best to educate us as much as possible. Sometimes I just sadly shake my head, and say, did we go through hell for the crap and excuses that young people are making today? Most have never lived under the conditions of prejudice, and bigotry.
Wow...look at that; you are walking, talking, breathing, HISTORY.
MUCH RESPECT and a blessing to hear you voice how it was; during those EXTREME challenging times for 'Blackpeople' and/or People of color.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#60 Jul 7, 2014
anonymous wrote:
The Republicans were the ones who are responsible for the Civil Rights act..President johnson (a democrat) refused to sign the bill a few times then signed it because he couldn't stop civil rights . Johnson also was against anti lynching legislation After the passage of the Civil rights act johnson did something next to nothing to enforce it and it was Nixon who enforced it
Study actual history.....Research JFK and Robert Kennedy.....

Since: Aug 09

Minneapolis, MN

#61 Jul 7, 2014
Savant wrote:
<quoted text>
What has this to do with the Civil rights Act that we were discussing? Since you're a secret admirer of Hitler why don't you start a thread to discuss the resurgence of Naziam?
This is Nazism in action. I am against it and have proven where I stand. Where do you stand? YOU prefer not to talk about it. If you are not with me, you are against me. I know where you stand, punk.

Since: Aug 09

Minneapolis, MN

#62 Jul 7, 2014
Spirit of Radio wrote:
<quoted text> True. They have not demonstrated that they are worthy or deserving of such rights. They fail to understand that such things must be earned, not given. That's why 400 years later, they have yet to develop any positive attributes that would warrant any advancement.
Rights demand responsibility. Vote that sick assss pervert into office. But when he screws up the way he did in Libya, in Somalia, in Syria, in Egypt, etc., etc., etc., hold him accountable and rein his perverted ass in. That is what rights are about. Black people gave that freak over 95% of our votes.(Sissy Savant does not understand any of this). Now, that he is efffing up, it is the responsibility of black people to make things right. If we do not do that, our rights to vote will be taken away again because we do bot deserve the right to vote. This is how the real world operates.

Since: Aug 09

Minneapolis, MN

#63 Jul 7, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Study actual history.....Research JFK and Robert Kennedy.....
JFK is one of the worse dogs to ever hold that office. He started the war in Vietnam and Johnson continued it. Nixon de-escalated and moved towards peace and opened the door to China. JFK came close to blowing up the whole effing world over Cuba. He screwed the same way that Obozobama is screwing up now. The only real difference is Kennedy was so rich he did not have to play ball with the powers behind the scenes. But Obozo sells out to the highest bidder. If the powers behind the scenes did not stand to make a lot of money in Ukraine and Russia, they would not allow Obama to play these stupid games. When JFK got out of line, they killed him and his brother. But Obozo is too much of a coward to risk getting his sorryasss killed. So he will always do exactly what he thinks the white man wants him to do. He is a white Manís b-word.
Sankofa

Philadelphia, PA

#64 Jul 7, 2014
UTB wrote:
<quoted text>
Shopup super market was robbed, there was $50.000 in the safe, no money was taken, but missing was 4 cases of Colt-45,and 100 cartons of Kool cigarets ,suspect is unknown, but while running,a Jet magazine fell out of his back pocket, along with an Afro pick, now who done it?


Yea, you sound like you participated in the civil rights movement, foh.. I've seen this from you elsewhere also. From now on your name's Clayton Bigsby. By the way, you need to update your racist stereotyes, you're showing your age.

“Yes WE Can! Yes we Will!”

Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#65 Jul 7, 2014
Abdurratln wrote:
<quoted text>
This is Nazism in action. I am against it and have proven where I stand. Where do you stand? YOU prefer not to talk about it. If you are not with me, you are against me. I know where you stand, punk.
Everybody know that I am antifascist and anti-Nazi. I've elder who fought at Normandy. But I seem to recall you speaking (though somewhat guardedly) in favor of Hitler (thoughly more explicitly of Stalin). So, you've NOT proven where you stand.
Again, I expect you to relate the issue of Nazism to the thread's discussion of the Civil Rights Act.
Even Dr. King's WARNING about the dangers of Fascism in America--a Fascism that will be at least Nazi-esque given America's tradition of racism--is at least related.

But you were never good at discerning relations between things.

Since: Aug 09

Minneapolis, MN

#66 Jul 7, 2014
Image where this economy would be right now when we have to borrow money for EVERYTHING, if Nixon had not opened the door to China.
Spirit of Radio

Houston, TX

#67 Jul 7, 2014
Abdurratln wrote:
<quoted text>
Rights demand responsibility. Vote that sick assss pervert into office. But when he screws up the way he did in Libya, in Somalia, in Syria, in Egypt, etc., etc., etc.,
hold him accountable and rein his perverted ass in. That is what rights are about. Black people gave that freak over 95% of our votes.(Sissy Savant does not understand any of this). Now, that he is efffing up, it is the responsibility of black people to make things right. If we do not do that, our rights to vote will be taken away again because we do bot deserve the right to vote. This is how the real world operates.
Obama was a vastly inexperienced, two-term junior Senator who should not have even been nominated to run on the ticket for president. He has indeed made an irreparable mess in Syria, Egypt, Libya, and Somilia because he hasn't even a basic grasp or clue of how global politics work and has proven himself to also be very inadequate in his ability to handle domestic affairs. So for him to get 95 percent of the black vote showed a huge error in judgement on the part of AA's. They voted strictly on skin color and nothing else as many will admit to this. His abuse of executive power should enrage all Americans and the utter embarrassment of Benghazi, Fast and Furious, and IRS scandals should be ample grounds for impeachment. He has made a mockery of the constitution and the Oval Office. He was clearly the wrong man at the wrong time. I hope that any further damage he causes over the next two years will be kept to a minimum for the sake of the nation.

Since: Aug 09

Minneapolis, MN

#68 Jul 7, 2014
Spirit of Radio wrote:
<quoted text> Obama was a vastly inexperienced, two-term junior Senator who should not have even been nominated to run on the ticket for president. He has indeed made an irreparable mess in Syria, Egypt, Libya, and Somilia because he hasn't even a basic grasp or clue of how global politics work and has proven himself to also be very inadequate in his ability to handle domestic affairs. So for him to get 95 percent of the black vote showed a huge error in judgement on the part of AA's. They voted strictly on skin color and nothing else as many will admit to this. His abuse of executive power should enrage all Americans and the utter embarrassment of Benghazi, Fast and Furious, and IRS scandals should be ample grounds for impeachment. He has made a mockery of the constitution and the Oval Office. He was clearly the wrong man at the wrong time. I hope that any further damage he causes over the next two years will be kept to a minimum for the sake of the nation.
The problem with electing Obama is that both Hitlery KKKlinotn and Insane McCain were clearly worse alternatives. But now that the damage is done, we need to impeach him and get it over with. And I think that will happen as soon as the next Congress convenes. I hope it happens. I do not care what the charges are as long as we get rid of that freak.

Since: Aug 09

Minneapolis, MN

#69 Jul 7, 2014
Savant wrote:
<quoted text>
Everybody know that I am antifascist and anti-Nazi. I've elder who fought at Normandy. But I seem to recall you speaking (though somewhat guardedly) in favor of Hitler (thoughly more explicitly of Stalin). So, you've NOT proven where you stand.
Again, I expect you to relate the issue of Nazism to the thread's discussion of the Civil Rights Act.
Even Dr. King's WARNING about the dangers of Fascism in America--a Fascism that will be at least Nazi-esque given America's tradition of racism--is at least related.
But you were never good at discerning relations between things.
Listen to you, idiot. My family has shed blood in every war in American history including before the Revolution. But I am not self-centered enough to brag about it on the 6 o'clock news.
Sankofa

Philadelphia, PA

#70 Jul 7, 2014
Spirit of Radio wrote:
<quoted text> Obama was a vastly inexperienced, two-term junior Senator who should not have even been nominated to run on the ticket for president. He has indeed made an irreparable mess in Syria, Egypt, Libya, and Somilia because he hasn't even a basic grasp or clue of how global politics work and has proven himself to also be very inadequate in his ability to handle domestic affairs. So for him to get 95 percent of the black vote showed a huge error in judgement on the part of AA's. They voted strictly on skin color and nothing else as many will admit to this. His abuse of executive power should enrage all Americans and the utter embarrassment of Benghazi, Fast and Furious, and IRS scandals should be ample grounds for impeachment. He has made a mockery of the constitution and the Oval Office. He was clearly the wrong man at the wrong time. I hope that any further damage he causes over the next two years will be kept to a minimum for the sake of the nation.


Obama's done well, no president is perfect however. I'm guessing you wanted a McCain/Palin executive, or maybe a third Bush term. Would you have favored impeachment for the guy that responded poorly to just about every challenge he was faced with.
Sankofa

Philadelphia, PA

#71 Jul 7, 2014
Abdurratln wrote:
<quoted text>
Rights demand responsibility. Vote that sick assss pervert into office. But when he screws up the way he did in Libya, in Somalia, in Syria, in Egypt, etc., etc., etc., hold him accountable and rein his perverted ass in. That is what rights are about. Black people gave that freak over 95% of our votes.(Sissy Savant does not understand any of this). Now, that he is efffing up, it is the responsibility of black people to make things right. If we do not do that, our rights to vote will be taken away again because we do bot deserve the right to vote. This is how the real world operates.


Idiocy.

Since: Aug 09

Minneapolis, MN

#72 Jul 7, 2014
Sankofa wrote:
<quoted text>
Idiocy.
Yeah. Another stupid dam cult. Have you ever done ANYTHING worth a dam? Of course not. All you do is waste the people's times. But you will not waste any more of mine. Ignore list for your sorryasss.

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