Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Late 1960s and Early 1970s Are Being Played Out Today


For John, BLUFx"The past is never dead. It's not even past."—Wm Faulkner.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



With the boomlet for Vice President Joe Biden beginning to appear, it is time to review how he stood against our own Senator Ed Brooke on the issue of Busing.  This Politico Magazine article by Professor Jason Sokol, does that—"How a Young Joe Biden Turned Liberals Against Integration".

The gist of it is "Forty years ago, the Senate supported school busing—until a 32-year-old changed his mind.".

That 32 year old would be Freshman Senator Joe Biden.

Integration:

Republicans—YES
Democrats—NO
Regards  —  Cliff

  From the article:  "Jason Sokol is an associate professor of History at the University of New Hampshire. He is the author of All Eyes Are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn."

1 comment:

Craig H said...

Do you seriously want to make and defend an assertion that R's are for (whatever you mean by) "integration" and D's are not?

We can start by discussing the points made in this piece, and then progress (since you also frequently claim the R's are the "progressive" party) to whatever points you'd like to make in rebuttal.

http://www.thenation.com/article/how-gop-resegregating-south/