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  •  You must not have been around in the 1950s and 60s (2+ / 0-)
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    sidnora, HudsonValleyMark

    The political bulwark of racial segregation consisted of Southern Democrats.

    Southern Democrats had the longest seniority in Congress, so they chaired all the important committees. Everyone sucked up to them, it was the "pragmatic" thing to do if you wanted to get anything done.

    The first African-American elected to the Senate by popular vote was a Republican, Edward Brooke.

    Team spirit is great, but some of the comments attacking the diarist seem to be ignoring plain historical facts.

    The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war.

    by lotlizard on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 02:36:41 AM PDT

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