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hollysmom

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August 14, 2014

the Republicans wanted the 50's back but the police in some cities seem to

want to recreate the police segregation riots.

as a child I had highly politicized parents. Dad marched with Walter Reuther and when I was 4 they made me watch the McCarthy hearings when I wanted to watch cartoons - they said it was history and I would thank them - actually all I remember is wanting to watch cartoons.
But I watched the news with them and saw the KKK marching down the streets as if they owned them. Sure they were immune for any prosecution, the police turning fire hoses on marchers. Yep, I remember something about cops not showing their badges. It went on through the 50's and 60's and seemed to go under ground or coded later in the 70's when the laws change, Heck when I started working in NYC in the end of the 60's it was still legal to discriminate by color in jobs and in housing. How young and liberal and righteous the country seemed then. Now it is back to the dark ages where my brother can tell me he hates black people and unions to my face (my father was a local union president and desegregated the local union and the local Elks. All I could say was that Dad would be so disappointed in him. My closest relative and I don't talk much. And he has young children.
every thing old is new again - has the tea party won?

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