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commented on Doonesbury
about 1 year ago
@Alabama_Al — So if people want to vote but don’t because it’s too much work to go get an ID card, that’s Jim Crow? No, that’s just apathy. Their forebears faced lynchings, dogs, eviction, beatings, and other organized forms of persecution. They face…. the line at the DMV! The horror!
Calling ID requirements “Jim Crow” is an insult to those who faced the real apartheid of Jim Crow fifty years ago. Read this to see what REAL Jim Crow was: http://www.crmvet.org/info/lithome.htm
Please, seriously. I have to show ID to buy friggin allergy medicine, but not to vote? How is that Jim Crow? THIS is Jim Crow: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault/2013/06/28/voting_rights_and_the_supreme_court_the_impossible_literacy_test_louisiana.html
commented on Frazz
almost 3 years ago
My kids go to what is supposedly the best (public) elementary school in the best county in the best state (school-wise) in the country. Last year my son’s teacher was told by the reading resource teacher that she was allowing his reading group to read books that were too advanced, and she needed to put them back on grade level.
My four-year-old daughter (in preschool) can already read (with comprehension, thank you) the HIGHEST books they ALLOW kindergarteners to read.
I get depressed when I think about our school systems.
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