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  •  Mm... generally, but... (2+ / 0-)
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    sc kitty, Heart of the Rockies

    if that had been the case, would the Civil Rights Act of 1964 have actually passed?  After all:

    A half century ago, polls found strikingly similar results with regard to civil rights. In spite of gaining the approval of some 55% of Americans in the spring of 1954, five years later a majority believed that the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education “caused a lot more trouble than it was worth.” During the 1960s a Gallup Poll found most Americans gradually came to support “racial equality in public places” but a consistent plurality wanted to take a “go slow” approach to racial change. In the South, not surprisingly, Gallup found that 80% of those polled in 1964 disapproved of civil rights legislation.
    Most Americans were also fine with not getting involved in WWII where it was OK for FDR to deny boatloads of Jewish refugees shelter, sending them back to Nazi Germany to their deaths.

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