You made the point of a black family driving hundreds of miles on vacation and then, when stopping, not knowing if they would be accepred in an eating establishment. And the point is well-taken<quoted text>
B-cap, I find it intriguing how often people justify their
opposition to the Civil Rights Act by pointing out the
failures of those measures, laws, and programs that weren't
even a part of Civil Rights Act. I don't believe that the
attempt to link them together is unintentional.
as it is an injustice.
It should also be noted that the first Civil Rights Bill since Reconstrution was initiated by Eisenhower in 1957 AND that LBJ opposed the Bill. Plus, Republicans supported the 1964 Civil Rights in a greater percentage then the Democrats.
However, It was at the implementation of "Affirmative Action" that the country made a Wrong Turn, with LBJ bypassing Congress thru an executive order. And Civil Rights history is a little muddled in this atmoshere of political correctness, so the motives of those questioning the effects of the civil rights movement should not be disparaged without a careful hearing.