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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Since: Aug 09

Minneapolis, MN

#157 Jul 21, 2014
Savant wrote:
<quoted text> Crazy? King repeatedly critiques rugged individualism in STRIDE TOWARD FREEDOM (his first book), STRENGTH TO LOVE, and WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE, CHAOS OR COMMUNITY. King's critique of collectivism may receive more attention, and his critique of Communism gets let attention than his critique of capitalism. but critique them he did.
I vaquely recall some of that. But that is besides the point. It is your job to tell us what page it is on. It has been over 30 years since I read any of that. There are more important things to do with my time.

Since: Aug 09

Minneapolis, MN

#158 Jul 22, 2014
The problem I have with Savant regarding this and other important issues is he uses deeply flawed methodology. He seldom sites his sources. When he does, he fails to give precise details such as page numbers. What is really insufferable in the way he throws non-credible sources at us. He is not ashamed to offer zionists as authorities on African and Islamic history. I want to be clear about this point. Many Jewish scholars are extremely good and competent when it comes to reporting African history. But there is that 10% who do enough damage to wipe out all the good that the good ones do. This is why whenever we consult Jewish scholarship or any other non-African scholarship we have to be very, very careful to screen them and see if they do us justice or not.

There was a time no long ago when virtually all white scholars lied about Africa. Some of them did so out of ignorance. They had been taught that Africa never contributed any to civilization. And they believed that and never questioned. In the 1960s, Africans such as Kwame Nkrumah began to publish accurate histories of Africa. For example, when Nkrumah was a student he wrote an article for the college paper in which he said that the UK sent white prostitutes to Sierra Leone. Imagine the implications of that. Of course most of that first wave probably died out. But, I think it is safe to assume that prostitutes are the ancestresses of at least a few Sierra Leoneans and other West Africans.

I was amazed to learn about that article. So, I was wondering what was Nkrumah's source of information, what was the primary source. See, I check everybody's sources whenever they come out with new ideas about our history. I even question Osagyefo Dr, Kwame Nkrumah.

When I checked Nkrumah's sources, I learned that his source was probably some old documents relating to the early days of the entire Sierra Leone colonization project. I have seen them myself in my own research.

This is what I am talking about. Nkrumah did not mention his source in that particular article. Apparently, in those days, historiography was not advanced and developed enough to have those standards in place. But I have been able to trace his sources nonetheless. But nowadays we cannot get through any decent college or university without learning how to cite sources. Writing is required in most majors. And here is example of how every writing student is taught in every decent college in the English language. If they do not do this at Howard U. it just goes to show that Howard is lacking in academic standards: .

Since: Aug 09

Minneapolis, MN

#160 Jul 25, 2014
WyzeCracker wrote:
<quoted text>26 THOUSAND posts in 5 years,
....and you don't let ME "waste your time".
(But you can't find time to finish your "PHD"...???...)
You're the idiot here, son, whether you realize it or not.
Scru-u b!tch. Here is another post. This one is about genocide in Gaza: #

Hamburg, NY

#161 Jan 10, 2015
Dr. King asserted that blacks should relate to whites with open hearts. I've studied Hindu spiritual laws, and according to the ancient Hindus, the heart operates directly opposite to the emotions. Unfortunately for me, I'm biracial, so naturally, I relate to whites on an emotional level, not a heart one. By Dr. King's theory, this is sufficient reason for whites to hate me. What a dumb theory. Now Dr. King's efforts and sacrifices are totally wasted, because if biracial people like myself are screwed, then obviously, there is no future for race relations.

So after all is said and done, Mao Zedong was accurate when he said that the only way to suppress violence is with violence. He thought through these critical details, which Dr. King overlooked. Perhaps it's no surprise that an Asian leader turned out to be wiser than a black one. I guess it really is genetics at work.

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