26 August 2006

Jim Crow in 21st century Louisiana

You don't want to be a person of color in Louisiana.

We started to learn that lesson last year, when Hurricane Katrina showed us that blacks were not worth rescuing.

Now, a Louisiana school bus driver has taken it a step further by segregating her bus: The front of the bus is reserved for the white kids, while the black kids are packed like sardines in the last two rows. [Read story.] Yes, it's the 21st century, and they're still sending black people to the back of the bus.

I shudder to think about what that driver might do if any Middle Eastern or Muslim kids dared to board her bus.

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