High court is marching us backward
July 1, 2007
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June 28, 2007, sadly will be remembered by many as another day that shall live
That is the day when our Supreme Court overturned Brown vs. Board of Education,
unraveling 53 years of social progress.
Last month, I coincidentally was in Little Rock, Ark., interviewing people for a
documentary. One of my subjects was Minnijean Brown Tricky, one of the Little
The interview was conducted at the historic Little Rock Central High School
where in 1957 Tricky and eight other African-American high school students were
escorted to their classes by the U.S. Army 101st Airborne division.
In the interview, Tricky said segregation, in her opinion, is still one of the
top two major issues facing American society. Although last month I thought her
comments were somewhat overreaching, prophetically, I fear that Tricky was right
on target, especially in light of five justices saying the rules of Brown no
As the John Roberts' Court marches our country backwards, I urge anyone as
alarmed as I by this appalling decision to register to vote. The president
selects our federal justices
In 2008 the voters have a chance to retake America and stop the regressive court
with new court appointees.
Please help save America -- vote.
-- Slade Mead, Ahwatukee
Edition: Final Chaser