Posts Tagged "Discrimination"

"I think the two of them were having a bit of good time having a debate like you had at 2 a.m. in the morning when you’re going to college, but it doesn’t have a lot to do with anything," - Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) on Rachel Maddow - Rand Paul interview

Maddowblog

Civil rights beyond race:

Rachel Maddow explains the political context of the civil rights movement and points out that on the fringe of American politics there is still debate about the whole role of the government in assuring equal rights for all Americans.

"I’d love Mr. Rand to tell have told President Roosevelt..sorry your wheelchair means you have to work on the 1st floor. LOL." - Marlee Matlin

apsies

Somebody please have Ezra Klein interview Rand Paul

  • Can the federal government set the private sector’s minimum wage?
  • Can it tell private businesses not to hire illegal immigrants?
  • Can it tell oil companies what safety systems to build into an offshore drilling platform?
  • Can it tell toy companies to test for lead?
  • Can it tell liquor stores not to sell to minors?

These are the sort of questions that Paul needs to be asked now, because the issue is not “area politician believes kooky but harmless thing.” It’s “area politician espouses extremist philosophy on issue he will be voting on constantly.”  - Ezra Klein 

The Daily Dish

Last week (July 3, 2004), Congress hailed the 40th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The heroic Ron Paul was the only member of Congress to vote No. Here is his statement:

Mr. Speaker, I [Rep. Ron Paul, MD] rise to explain my objection to H.Res. 676. I certainly join my colleagues in urging Americans to celebrate the progress this country has made in race relations. However, contrary to the claims of the supporters of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the sponsors of H.Res. 676, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 did not improve race relations or enhance freedom. Instead, the forced integration dictated by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 increased racial tensions while diminishing individual liberty.

continue reading… lewrockwell 

“"I would have voted yes" on Civil Rights Act”

Rand Paul asked by Wolf Blitzer

I guess you have to check your racism at the Situation Room door.

When the crazy gets this crazy people like Megyn Kelly of Fox News seem rational. John Stossel, who should, just for drill, get slapped by a wrestler on a daily basis, takes up for Rand Paul.

Apparently, non-whites dont exist in Charlie Rose’s world.” - davidsirota

scroll through Rose’s guest list here 

Frontline: A Class Divided 

This is one of the most requested programs in FRONTLINE’s history. It is about an Iowa schoolteacher who, the day after Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered in 1968, gave her third-grade students a first-hand experience in the meaning of discrimination. This is the story of what she taught the children, and the impact that lesson had on their lives.

winner of

The 1985 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational, Cultural, or Historical Programming

winner of

Sidney Hillman Prize Award (1985)

watch the rest here 

Justifying Discrimination in the Name of Religious Freedom is Not a Good Idea
Evangelicals like Chuck Colson, Roman Catholics like Archbishop Donald Wuerl, and the other religious leaders who signed the “Manhattan Declaration” don’t seem to understand that justifying discrimination in the name of religious freedom is not a good idea.
continue reading… Firedoglake

Justifying Discrimination in the Name of Religious Freedom is Not a Good Idea

Evangelicals like Chuck Colson, Roman Catholics like Archbishop Donald Wuerl, and the other religious leaders who signed the “Manhattan Declaration” don’t seem to understand that justifying discrimination in the name of religious freedom is not a good idea.

continue reading… Firedoglake