Saturday, October 2, 2010

Is it Blacklash?

The Root, a leading commentary on issues affecting Black communities, published a very interesting piece, Massive Resistance Movement Against Obama

It analogizes some of the backlash against President Obama to the 1960s Massive Resistance movement, a period when whites effectively shut-down public education rather than desegregate in the South. Interestingly though, unlike the 1960s, no seminal racial justice court decisions have been recently decided. The question then is, what is a massive resistance when it is dislocated from high court "dictates"? What is the real source of this specific backlash? Lots of important questions here. 

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