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Posted: 12/17/2002 9:59:51 AM EDT
This is where America is going?!?! Honoring a POS like this that advocated AGAINST our involvement in WWII! It is truly sickening that people like this school board are involved with the education of our kids. I makes one wonder what they're teaching them in school these days. [url]http://www.cnn.com/2002/EDUCATION/12/17/rustin.school.ap/index.html[/url]
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia school board has voted to name a new high school after Bayard Rustin, the late civil rights activist known both as an aide to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and for taking controversial political stances. In a 6-3 vote Monday, the West Chester Area school board decided to name the school after Rustin, despite critics who objected to naming it after a man who was gay, briefly a member of a Communist youth group in the 1930s and who was a conscientious objector during World War II. "If every one of the 16 million men and women of the armed forces refused to serve our country, we would be speaking German and Japanese," area resident Marvin Baughman said at the board meeting. The school board voted last spring to name a new $63 million high school after Rustin, who graduated from the district in 1931. It reopened the discussion after some members said they were not fully aware of his past. "As a committee, we have not seen, read, or heard anything that would give us reason to change our recommendation for the name of the new high school," the committee's report to the school board said. As a committee, we have not seen, read, or heard anything that would ... change our recommendation for the name of the new high school. For a half-century, Rustin was a relentless solider in the civil rights movement, although much of his work was conducted behind the scenes out of fear that the public wouldn't accept an openly gay activist. As a lifelong Quaker and a pacifist, Rustin wasn't obligated to serve in the military, but he drew a three-year jail term in 1943 [red]when he also refused to perform alternative service in a non-combat role.[/red] After his release from prison following World War II, Rustin traveled south to agitate against segregation in what is credited as being the first Freedom Ride. In 1955, he was one of King's key aides during the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott that became a landmark civil rights victory. He was the lead organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, D.C., at which King gave his "I Have a Dream" speech, considered by many historians to be the pivotal moment in the civil rights struggle. He also took his activism abroad, protesting for peace and civil rights in India, South Africa, Cambodia and Haiti. Supporters note that Rustin has been honored many times elsewhere, with no controversy. Rustin died in 1987.
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Link Posted: 12/17/2002 10:22:14 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 10:25:04 AM EDT
Sad, sad..........
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 10:28:40 AM EDT
"rustin died in 1987" The only bright side to this story.
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 10:29:27 AM EDT
Who cares? Let 'em honor whoever they want. I've never heard of the guy, so he can't be that important, right? In 50 years people will be asking "Rushin who? Wasn't he the crazy white guy with the radio show?" [:)]
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 10:38:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 10:44:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Big_Bear: See, it ain't just California.
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Yeah, they're just moving east! [;)]
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 10:44:21 AM EDT
Lemmee get this straight, there was actually a black gay guy who a communist, all the while passively endorsing world domination by a fascist government that was at war with the Soviet Union, believed blacks were inferior and that gays should be executed? He must've been one messed-up individual.
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 10:51:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 11:03:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Big_Bear:
Originally Posted By Balzac72:
Originally Posted By Big_Bear: See, it ain't just California.
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Yeah, they're just moving east! [;)]
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Yeah, we're sending the New Yorkers back. [;)]
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They must be getting tired, because they've taken rest stops in Arkansas. Now they're inching closer. However, these losers WREAK of CA! NYers for the most part are very pro war. (Current conflicts and of course WWII.)
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 3:56:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 4:19:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Aimless: This gets my nomination for "Thread Title of the Year"
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That's be the second nomination for an award, the first being for "Picture of the Year"... [;D] [img]http://photos.ar15.com/WS_Content/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=1141[/img]
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 4:20:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Aimless: This gets my nomination for "Thread Title of the Year"
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I try! [;)]
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 4:23:41 PM EDT
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[Last Edit: 12/17/2002 4:30:00 PM EDT by Balzac72]
Queer Commie War Dodger (Like the French) Honored...
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 4:32:37 PM EDT
Come on man! Don't post my pic on a thread entitled "Queer Commie War Dodger Honored ...."
Link Posted: 12/17/2002 4:46:15 PM EDT
Ahh, the irony! [:D]
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