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50 years later, students retrace 1961 Freedom Ride

There are 27 comments on the The Boston Globe story from May 7, 2011, titled 50 years later, students retrace 1961 Freedom Ride. In it, The Boston Globe reports that:

Charles Reed Jr. is skipping his college graduation ceremony to do something much more significant to him: retracing the original 1961 Freedom Ride and paying tribute to those who helped win the civil rights that his generation enjoys.

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Lance Winslow

Oakland, CA

#1 May 7, 2011
Fifty years later, so much still needs to be done.
Bin Had

Monongahela, PA

#2 May 7, 2011
Lance Winslow wrote:
Fifty years later, so much still needs to be done.
I agree. The first order of business is to get Obozo voted out.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#3 May 7, 2011
Bin Had wrote:
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I agree. The first order of business is to get Obozo voted out.
Just before that, can we send you back to the moon?

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#4 May 7, 2011
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Just before that, can we send you back to the moon?
only if you go back to pluto

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#5 May 7, 2011
carey529 wrote:
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only if you go back to pluto
I can't. Pluto is Mickey's dog.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#6 May 7, 2011
Lance Winslow wrote:
Fifty years later, so much still needs to be done.
yeah..starting with, people taking responsibility for themselves and their actions.
let's level the playing field for once and all...
NOBODY gets a free ride!
Al Sharpton

Tampa, FL

#7 May 7, 2011
maybe ending free entitlements & special considerations for blacks & hispanics would give true equality for all ... no mo' welfare, free govmint housing, free food stamps, free healthcare, and govmint cheeze!

is is fair when blacks & mexicans get extra points for civil service exams that let them pass up smarter & more qualified Whites, Asians, and south americans? is it fair that eric holder forced Dayton, Ohio to let blacks with FAILING grades on the police exam pass up White candidates just so dumber blacks could get positions?

answer is HELL NO!!!
Al Sharpton

Tampa, FL

#8 May 7, 2011
carey529 wrote:
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only if you go back to pluto
don't ya mean back to uranus!?
Al Sharpton

Tampa, FL

#9 May 7, 2011
hey brother, i remember when my daddy kidnapped you, sold you, and then put you on a boat to America ... then they sold you to some White guys! ain't that cool mon!
Sheik Yerbouti

Doylestown, PA

#10 May 7, 2011
When ending those entitlements don't forget to eliminate the entitlements for corporations and the uber wealthy!
Sheik yer Buti

Colorado Springs, CO

#11 May 7, 2011
Al Sharpton wrote:
hey brother, i remember when my daddy kidnapped you, sold you, and then put you on a boat to America ... then they sold you to some White guys! ain't that cool mon!
You remember all that? LOL! Then why donít you remember that once upon a time, Irish were treated worse than blacks?

You donít remember because you are a brainwashed, ignorant, product of public education system.

Take your next vacation in Africa or Ireland. Enjoy yourself while talking to the good citizens living there. Then get back to us and explain how USA is the epitome of evil and persecution.
Cranky Old Man

United States

#12 May 7, 2011
Isn't living in America great for the black folk with constitutional freedoms, equal opportunities, and government entitlements so much better than living in a grass hut and depending on the jungle to survive. Of course, if certain events in history had never happened, they may be living in Africa today instead of America. Yet, blaming lack of success on anything and everyone instead of themselves is getting to be a tired and worn out excuse, especially to those who must pay high taxes for their support and tolerate the high crime rate among blacks. So many blacks have developed freeloading to an art and a favorite pasttime. It is disgusting and a disgrace to their race.

Since: Sep 07

Maumee, OH

#13 May 8, 2011
Sheik yer Buti wrote:
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You remember all that? LOL! Then why donít you remember that once upon a time, Irish were treated worse than blacks?
You donít remember because you are a brainwashed, ignorant, product of public education system.
Take your next vacation in Africa or Ireland. Enjoy yourself while talking to the good citizens living there. Then get back to us and explain how USA is the epitome of evil and persecution.
I don't like to go for who had it worse then who but really?

No race of people in America was bred into slavery and then a certain standard of civil rights being denied to them other then blacks.
Cranky Old Man

United States

#15 May 8, 2011
pamiety wrote:
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I don't like to go for who had it worse then who but really?
No race of people in America was bred into slavery and then a certain standard of civil rights being denied to them other then blacks.
American Indians in many cases in history were not only were discriminated against, were segregated, and their lands stolen, the federal government tried to exterminate them. The Indians are a proud people. Most got a life and moved on. Blacks are so proud that some ancestors lived in slavery and were segregated at one time, they can never seem to get over it. It is the only excuse they have to believe the government and all whites owe them something, and the result has been constant whining. There will never be enough welfare, affirmative action, civil suits, reverse racism and sympathy to satisfy them, even when one of their own has become a president of the country. What "certain standard of civil rights" do you mean?. Blacks have played the race card so much until a lot of people just do not give a damn about them anymore.
serfs up

Clermont, FL

#16 May 8, 2011
pamiety wrote:
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I don't like to go for who had it worse then who but really?
No race of people in America was bred into slavery and then a certain standard of civil rights being denied to them other then blacks.
No body denies those issues. Its just that you don't get it. Trillions of dollars spent. Trillions more to be spent. Its like a comedy, only dangerous and expensive.
Al Sharpton

Tampa, FL

#17 May 8, 2011
point is now that blacks get special treatment & entitlements just because they are black IS RACISM against ALL other Americans ... especially Whites & asians!!!

blacks ain't nothing special ... believe me! that's wy they are still jelious of Whites & all want to be like Whites!
Al Sharpton

Tampa, FL

#18 May 8, 2011
"hey bubba, i gots a 42% passing grades on da po-lease exam. i'm gonna bees a daytin po-lease departmint cop, man" - leroy (a dayton area black man & high school drop out)
Bin Had

Monongahela, PA

#19 May 8, 2011
pamiety wrote:
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I don't like to go for who had it worse then who but really?
No race of people in America was bred into slavery and then a certain standard of civil rights being denied to them other then blacks.
Wrong! The Indians got screwed out of their land and civil rights more than any race. Do you see an Indian running for president? Blacks and Whites have steamrolled the American NATIVE INDIAN.
TedsLiver

San Jose, CA

#20 May 8, 2011
Bin Had wrote:
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Wrong! The Indians got screwed out of their land and civil rights more than any race. Do you see an Indian running for president? Blacks and Whites have steamrolled the American NATIVE INDIAN.
How?
Bin Had

Monongahela, PA

#21 May 8, 2011
TedsLiver wrote:
<quoted text> How?
Yea, HOW!

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