Long before president Obama was elected, race relations in this country were deteriorating. Whatever positive gains that were made in the sixties, seventies, and up to the eighties, are being erased by a growing color divide.
When people bring up race problems in politics and programs across the county they are attacked as being agitators. America is angry. Our political process has nearly ground to a halt because of partisan politics that are becoming increasingly violent. People are losing jobs, losing their homes, and losing their patience with our government leaders.
In that backdrop of anger, race has become an increasing issue. The electing of an African-American president has fired up the extremists, racists, and bigots blood. FBI reports show his election has been basically a recruiting poster for racists of all stripes.
Still, when people try to address the problem, as I have in various columns in recent years, they get pounced on and accused of trying to incite trouble. It’s like some people don’t want to acknowledge what’s happening quietly behind the curtain of political correctness. This article will give you just one aspect of why I believe there is a growing racial divide. The reasons are many. For today, here’s one to consider:
“Last week, a federal judge ruled that a school board policy here in Walthall County has had the effect of creating "racially identifiable" schools in violation of a 1970 federal desegregation order.”
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