Category Archives: American North

Defective Diversity: Puerto Ricans Collect Disability Checks For Inability To Speak English

At this point in America’s long descent into the graveyard of civilizations, one often has little to no time to observe the numerous incidents of government waste and/or social benefits fraud, as far more serious issues continue to rise to … Continue reading

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“About A Thousand People” Rally Against Illegal Immigration … In Boston, Massachusetts

If you had told me a UFO had landed on the grounds of the Massachusetts state capitol, I would be no less surprised: “BOSTON (CBS)- About a thousand people crowded the front steps of the State House Saturday, rallying against … Continue reading

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Abolition and Racial Equality

New England Here’s an excerpt below from Paul Goodman’s Of One Blood: Abolitionism and the Origins of Racial Equality. I’m really enjoying this book. There is a lot of good stuff in here – really, too much to post highlights … Continue reading

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Of One Blood: Abolition and the Origins of Racial Equality

New England My copy arrived this afternoon:

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Polling Data on Northern Racial Attitudes

American North Here’s another excerpt from Sweet Land of Liberty on the shift in White Northern racial attitudes after World War II: “The struggle over equality in education had paradoxical effects on whites. On one hand, white attitudes toward school integration … Continue reading

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Jews and Northern Integration

American North As I said in the OD comments, there’s no shortage of discussion of the Jewish Question in Thomas Sugrue’s Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North. “Even more influential than their local … Continue reading

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Northern Racial Attitudes and Integration

American North Here’s an excerpt from Thomas Sugrue’s Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North about the shift in White Northern racial attitudes between the 1940s and 1960s: “Survey researcher Paul Sheatsley examined responses … Continue reading

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Northern State Civil Rights Laws

American North Here’s an interesting excerpt from Sweet Land of Liberty about the North’s civil rights laws at the state level: “What made northern racial barriers so frustrating was that they were sometimes as hard and fast as they were … Continue reading

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Northern Fair Employment Practice Laws

American North Until I read this, I had been disappointed that Thomas J. Sugrue’s Sweet Land of Liberty was ignoring the passage of civil rights legislation at the state level and the polling data that I had seen in other … Continue reading

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Quakers and Civil Rights

American North Skipping ahead in Sweet Land of Liberty, I see the Jews and their allies are covered at some length: “A small, dissenting denomination, the Quakers were out of the American mainstream. More so than any religious group in … Continue reading

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