May 17, 2004
Front Page Photo by Carl Thompson
Profile America: Monday, May 17th. Fifty years ago
today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued one of its most historic
decisions - changing the social landscape of the nation forever.
The justices ruled unanimously in Brown v. Board of Education
that segregation of public schools based solely on race was unconstitutional.
The ruling effectively did away with the "separate but equal"
argument. The case was argued by Thurgood Marshall, who later
became the first African- American supreme court justice. In
the early 1950s, 15 percent of adult blacks were high school
graduates. That figure is now 79 percent. Then, only 2 percent
had college diplomas; now the rate has risen to 17 percent. -
Source U.S. Census Bureau
and BIRTHDAY BOY'S MOM - Wow, I can see why you have that
name! I think your answer to the concerned citizen regarding
the contaminated rubber gloves left at an accident scene stinks.
Yours is exactly the kind of attitude one finds in this town
regarding litter. It's just not a big deal, apparently even when
it is something contaminated that could indeed be picked up by
a child wandering by. Even though the accident was tragic, the
responders should have collected the refuse. - Read
Monday - May 17, 2004
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