Monday, January 16, 2006

How Daley and LBJ disrupted King's dream

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. never stood a chance in Chicago. Now we know why. When King came to Chicago in 1966, bringing his civil rights movement to the North, his efforts were undermined by the mayor and the President. There was a deal made behind the scenes. As long as Democrat Mayor Daley backedDemocrat President Johnson and the war in Vietnam, LBJ wouldn't lift a finger for civil rights in Chicago.

This cannot be. We all know it was only the Republicans who were against racial progress.

I wonder if the truth about the civil rights act of 1964 is also about to make headlines ...... that it was the Republicans, NOT the Democrats, that passed the civil rights act.

As a percentage of their respective parties, more Republicans voted for the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 than did Democrats.

It was Republican President Richard Nixon, not JFK or LBJ that instituted the first affirmative action program with actual goals and timetables.

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