Abigail Thernstrom

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President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with civil rights activists, including Martin Luther King and Roy Wilkins.

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In conventional liberal circles, there is never any good news about race. Thus, as the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in the Brown v. Board of Education school-desegregation case nears, mainstream media outlets lately have been depicting American schools as resegregated. 

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California Democrats have proposed a new referendum that would reinstate racial preferences in higher education, but the state’s Asian Americans are rebelling.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Monument in Washington DC , at night.

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Racial integration 50 years after MLK’s speech

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President Barack Obama addresses the Trayvon Martin shooting during a speech in the Rose Garden, March 23, 2012.

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Every American can make their own judgment about whether justice was served by the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial but one thing we should all recognize: President Obama’s interference in a local law enforcement matter was unprecedented and inappropriate, and he comes away from the case looking badly tarnished by his poor judgment.

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US Attorney General Eric Holder speaks about the Supreme Court's ruling on Tuesday that struck down part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act designed to protect minority voters, at the Justice Department in Washington, June 25, 2013.

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The Supreme Court did itself proud on Tuesday when it struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act.

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This book is a wonderful spin-off from Thomas Sowell’s magnificent 2009 volume Intellectuals and Society. His main message – amply illustrated – is that, on the subject of race, intellectuals are useless.

 

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Professor and political activist Angela Davis attends a news conference to promote the film 'Free Angela & All Political Prisoners' during the 37th Toronto International Film Festival, September 10, 2012.

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After Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed in 1953, it was no surprise that the adoptive parents of their two sons chose to send the orphaned brothers to the Little Red School House, a New York private school.

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The lawyers have spoken; it is now the Court’s turn. What is it likely to say when the decision is finally announced?  The oral argument did shed some light on the likely answer – although reading judicial tea leaves is always hazardous.

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Aug. 6, 1965: President Lyndon Johnson Signs the Voting Rights Act as Martin Luther King, Jr., with Other Civil Rights Leaders in the Capitol Rotunda, Washington, D.C.

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Cynthia Tucker, in her confessional editorial in the South’s premier newspaper, was too hard on herself. She had long supported race-conscious districting, but her erstwhile convictions had been those of the entire civil rights community and of elected officials across the political spectrum who saw such districting as one litmus test of a commitment to racial equality.

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