Fact Check: Is There Racial Segregation in 2020?
(RightWing.org) – First, let’s take a quick history lesson about the segregation of blacks and whites. In 1896, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued an opinion commonly called Plessy v. Ferguson. This centered on a Louisiana law stating there would be separate railroad cars for each race. The court interpreted the 14th Amendment as upholding the law ruling. The idea was since everybody was getting from point A to point B in the same style coaches, everything was fine. This gave rise to the jargon, “separate but equal.”
Another case came up before SCOTUS in 1954 regarding separate facilities based on race, this time for education. They consolidated several cases before the court in what’s now known as Brown v. Board of Education, which overturned Plessy and created the legal doctrine “separate is inherently unequal.”
Beginning with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, federal courts bent over backward to impose the doctrine established in Brown v. Board of Education. Some examples of which include:
- Affirmative-action programs, which forced cities to promote black firefighters and police officers regardless of their qualifications or lack thereof.
- Cities like Boston and Cleveland were ordered to put children on buses and ship them across town, making some commute times hours instead of minutes.
- Colleges and universities across the country were forced to allocate a certain percentage of available slots at all levels from undergrad to medical school for minorities.
All this was done in the name of “equality” in trying to remediate past racial discrimination.
Fast-forward to 2020, and we’re seeing racial tensions that have escalated to the point where America is embroiled in what seems like its second Civil War. There are armed insurgents occupying a section of Seattle, creating what they’ve called CHAZ/CHOP, a “no-cop zone.” They’re presumed Left-Fascists associated with Antifa and Black Lives Matter (BLM) who’ve also declared several separate “Blacks-Only” enclaves within the zone.
This — for lack of a better term, Progressive Liberal-Approved Segregation — is not something that’s just emerged from the riots that have taken over the country. Unbeknownst to most, it’s been building up for several years now.
The barriers that past Civil Rights leaders worked so hard to tear down are now resurfacing — only now it’s the far-Left that are building them. For example:
- A 2016 study highlighted a growing trend among colleges. They’ve created special dormitories, student unions, and even commencement exercises exclusively for African-American students.
- There are parts of the CHAZ/CHOP zone of Seattle, that have been taken over by an armed militia and been declared all-black zones. White residents are acting as border guards preventing nonblacks from entering.
- In a county in Oregon, COVID-19 resulted in an order for citizens to wear face masks while in public with people of color exempted before it was rescinded.
In a 1963 speech by the acknowledged founder of the Civil Rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK), he proclaimed, “I have a dream.” Apparently these protesters on the Left have either never heard the speech, they’ve forgotten it, or they choose to ignore it. Dr. King may very well have been speaking to them today when he said:
- The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to the distrust of all white people.
- We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence.
- I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
These were lofty words from a man whom the Left claims to venerate and indeed paints a world that all Americans should strive for. However, as the old adage says, “actions speak louder than words.” The men and women who have pushed us into a second Civil War have shown the world that Dr. King’s words mean nothing to them.
What they have shown is that they do not want equality, but rather that they want the country to become a totalitarian regime with them holding the power. Thankfully, we have President Donald Trump willing to stand in the breach, but should he lose the November election to Joe Biden or whoever else may be the eventual Democratic nominee, our world could be a very different place.
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