Little Rock Central High School: 57 Years Later, A Blighted Ghetto

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While we were in Little Rock last weekend, several members of our group went to check out Central High School, which was at the center of the 1957 integration crisis. The integration of Central High by President Eisenhower – who used the 101st Airborne Division to accomplish his goal – resulted in the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1957, which was the first federal civil rights law since Reconstruction.

Little Rock was a major victory for the nascent Civil Rights Movement. In the 57 years that have passed since then though, the neighborhood that surrounds Central High School, which remains a physically impressive structure, has degenerated into a blighted ghetto of boarded up homes, vacant lots, and crack houses. The Black Undertow has obviously been very busy shooting each other, lowering residential property value, and destroying commercial activity in the Little Rock School District.

Following in the footsteps of the Little Rock Nine, nine of us went to Central High School in search of the capable and industrious negroes who MLK saw from the mountaintop, who after over fifty years of integration have overcome the racial gaps in test scores, and who have exercised their hard won freedom and civil rights to dispel racial stereotypes and demonstrate their inherent capacity to maintain and advance the civilization that was bequeathed to them by the pioneers of the Civil Rights Movement.

MLK’s dream came true. After $1 billion dollars was spent fostering racial equality in this high school, this is what we found:

Update: The video from the Arkansas Southern Marriage & Family Defense rally has been uploaded and inserted into the previous article.


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15 Comments

  1. Good video of the truth about the forced integration of the races. I would suggest an even better video would be in Memphis or somewhere like Detroit. I’ve actually watched documentaries showing Black Panthers protesting in front of crack houses in Detroit. The picture of poverty is more like a liberals Dream. We can all be the same….Poor.

  2. I can’t get over how beautiful and magnificent that High School is. The ones they build nowadays all look like prisons, apparently so it’s easier to lock down.

    It’s just, wow, I can not believe that’s a high school.

  3. You should see some of the high schools in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN.
    You should see some of the high schools in Milwaukee, WI.
    You should see some of the high schools in Memphis, TN.
    You should see some of the high schools in Buffalo, NY.
    You should see some of the high schools in Philadelphia, IL.
    You should see some of the high schools in Gary, IN.
    You should see some of the high schools in Chicago, IL.
    You should see some of the high schools in Detroit, IL.
    You should see some of the high schools in Florida or Arizona or Texas…

    “Diversity” is ALWAYS incomplete until the last white child is chased down.

    “Diversity” is a code word for white genocide.

  4. I liv in England and we would die for houses like those and weather like that, yet these people hav managed to turn this beautiful area in crime-ridden slum?

  5. FUCK all of you, especially the person that wrote this shit.
    So beause Black intergrated into the “White Area” blacks messed it up. NO

    • Thanks, I made the video.

      The area is a monument to the incapacity of blacks to maintain civilization and the inability of White liberals to change that. Reality always wins.

  6. Stupid racist. 40 years later the neighborhood may have succumbed more to your description, but visit now (more than just a quick drive by in your Mercedes), and you will find that the neighborhood is being revived quickly by families including blacks, whites, and even Latinos that are making it their home. Go by on a nice afternoon and you may see their children playing outside. Gone are the days of crack houses.

  7. I happen to live in this blighted ghetto( right on booker st.). While I will admit it’s is crime-ridden, and not as gang infested as it used to be, it is still a very nice area to live in. Do not put black people at fault for its high crime, it is not their fault. And to be honest, all of little rock has high crime and dilapidated ghettos. Quit with the racist comments a-holes

  8. I grew up at the crux between the Olde South and Jim Crow & The New South and Civil Rights.

    In those days, I, my family, and many of our white neighbours, like many well- meaning Southerners, felt the promise of the new era Civil Rights.

    For some that promise has been fulfilled – particularly for negro entertainers & those who delight in them – whether comedians, musicians, actors, or athletes – yet – for too many negroes, and their communities, they have been converted by the Yankee government policies from a fairly self sufficient community of hard workers and god-fearing people,to a race dominated by dependants, criminals, ghettoes, gang-bangers, & fatherless waifs, and those bouncing in and out of the prison system.

    I agree with Louis Farrakhan that the policies of the Washington government have been specious at best, misanthopick and genocidal at worst.

    And we, their neighbours, have suffered this degradation along with them.

    It has not worked; and, as Bill Clinton is fond to say : ‘fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, and shame on me…’

    The liberal president is also fond to say : ‘the definition of insanity is to keep trying to same thing, failure after failure.’

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