On Sept. 15, 1963, four black girls were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday services at a Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama, in the deadliest act of the civil rights era.
Parents of 3 of the Girls Are Teachers
Both parents of each of three of the victims teach in the city’s schools. The dead were identified by University Hospital officials as:
Cynthia Wesley, 14, the only child of Claude A. Wesley, principal of the Lewis Elementary School, and Mrs. Wesley, a teacher there.
Denise McNair, 11, also an only child, whose parents are teachers.
Carol Robertson, 14, whose parents are teachers and whose grandmother, Mrs. Sallie Anderson, is one of the Negro members of a biracial committee established by Mayor Boutwell to deal with racial problems.
Addie Mae Collins, 14, about whom no information was immediately available.
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I just received my census today and I was surprised to see a box with the following choices: Black, African American or Negro. Seriously?!? WTF?!? Okay, I can understand that some people may identify with “Black” and that some other people identify with “African American”…. but who the hell is identifying with “NEGRO”?!? Was the Government right in assuming that there would be an uproar from those lone “Negroes” still identifying as such? I mean, if that’s the case, why isn’t “Colored” one of the choices? Or “Mulatto”? Or “Quadroon”? Or “Octoroon”? Is this 2010 or 1810? Which box is my President supposed to check? And did anyone run this past President Obama, ya know, like a rough draft before it was printed and mailed out to millions of people? I’m just saying….
Oh, here’s another thing I just noticed: where is Arab, Middle Eastern, Afghan, Israeli, Egyptian, Aborigine and Greek? Are they all white? How is that fair that ALL of those different races get to check white? Do you really think that they’re going to check “Other Asian” or “Some other race” and fill in the blank? Not to mention that Irish, Polish, German, Russian and Australian have been checking white all along. Okay, they “look” white for the most part. What happened to the “European” distinction? Exactly! It went the way of the 8 track player… GONE!! Think about it, if “White” still had the distinction of “European”, then Arab, Middle Eastern and Israeli would NOT be able to check that box!!
And why are there so many fucking choices for Hispanic, Latino or Spanish Origin?
Here are their choices:
What the hell?!? Seriously!!
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