Skip to comments.James Meredith: What I've Learned (Since being the first black at Ole Miss)
Posted on 12/21/2012 4:10:18 PM PST by WKB
What I did at Ole Miss had nothing to do with going to classes. My objective was to destroy the system of white supremacy.
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Would I be out of line to suspect that he’s been on SSDI since he was 28 due to a tragic back injury suffered in a slip and fall accident at a nearby Macy’s?
Like most radicals, it’s impossible to know what he’s trying to say.
Its like Democrats. There is NEVER enough that whites can do to. Spending, apologies, litigation, affirmative action, a black Presidents, black AttGen, etc. They want EVERYTHING!
The man's an American hero.
You'd be surprised at how few Choctaws (and Chickasaws, who are first cousins of the Choctaws) look Indian.
“Like most radicals”
It was not radical to want to destroy white supremacy.
At 28, he was enrolled in Jackson State University.
He was a vet, having served in the USAF from 1951-1960.
If he had a back injury, it could be because he was shot by Aubrey James Norvell in 1966, during the March Against Fear.
Or, he may have tripped during his work as an active Republican, or his campaign as the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from Mississippi, or while serving as a WDC aide to Jesse Helms.
Does he look 1/16th Choctaw?
Enough to run for the Senate in Massachusetts, but he’s too smart for the job.
“You’d be surprised at how few Choctaws...look Indian.”
My wife’s side of the family are card-carrying members of the Choctaw nation, but you would never know it by looking at them. Yet, the documentation shows that her great, great grandfather marched on the Trail of Tears.
James Meredith after being shot in the back in 1966
I said that his writing/speeches were unintelligible, like most of the college educated. The ‘radical’ moniker can be given to anyone far different from the herd.
Mr. Meredith was shot by a coward (err, sniper). Other marchers, journalists, and photographers scrambled for cover, leaving Mr. Meredith to pull himself to cover.
By the way, did you know that Mr. Meredith once said that liberal whites were the 'greatest enemy' of American blacks?
And he was right. Too bad some folks here don't realize that Meredith is a strident Conservative.
It's easy to know and understand what the most powerful radical of them all is saying. From supplying US weapons to Al Qaeda in Libya and Syria to supplying submarines to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Obama has been perfectly clear who he is supporting. He is in support of world domination by Islam. Obama has never said that but it's perfectly obvious that is what he is doing.
It is obvious, isn't it?
From the article “ they didn’t know I knew what I knew”. Huh? I heard him give speech once. I was not sure what he was saying - kind of elliptical. That being said I did get to be the presence of a consequential figure in American history.
These sentiments may be conservative. I'm not really sure.
What I am clear on is that they're incoherent.
Has every black that's gone to Ole Miss in the last 60 years really be insulted and degraded?
I don’t think Michael Oher falls into that category
Sounds like they might have had to "confront some ignorant white folks". It's possible they'd be insulted to have it suggested that took any particular courage, so they may not be all that concerned with not getting to "tell their story" about it.
I don’t know if Mississippi has white racists insulting Blacks on campus. I doubt that. Lawsuits.
I know that every college campus has a whole new doctrine of race hate - diversity - insulting and dehumanizing the white race. I know white children are being racially attacked by diversity racists and no one cares just like they did not care when James Meredith was in school.
Racism is alive and well thanks to liberals.
Ping to discuss later.
I suspect you’re right. I certainly wouldn’t want to try harassing him.
Somebody post the Sports Illustrated magazine cover from September 1962, just for giggles.
There's an entire book about what Meredith had to endure from fellow students and others while he 'was in school' at Ole Miss.
I should have said written then, as in how this article was written, which presumably, was based on what he SAID. Meredith, that is.
Elliptical is a good word for it. I would think the college educated could write and speak a clear sentence.
If people had cared about racial hate and violence, the haters would have been shut down and James would have been safe.
In that way, people did not care about racial violence back then and they don’t care about the Left’s new and improved racial hatred and violence against whites now.
It’s a huge disappointment to me. That we still have people in power stoking race meaning, division, hatred and it’s ensuing violence, breaks my heart. I despise racism in all it’s configurations and rationalizations. We must “progress” to love one another and reject skin deep meaning and divisions as a basis of power in this country.
That he was a serving veteran and active supporter of Republican ideals is a very comforting thought. Thanks.
Then don't read this article. Read several of the many other books and articles over the years
Read about the battle between on how Ole Miss intended to (incorrectly) display Meredith's story to its benefit, without consulting Meredith, or while ignoring Meredith's comments.. Read on how Ole Miss has treated Meredith.
The above quote applies to a lot of race baiting white liberals today also.
BINGO!!! WE HAVE A WINNER!
It took Mississippi sixteen years and two U.S. Supreme Court rulings to desegregate its public school systems.
My guess is that some people also don't know that Meredith also organized a Black Man's March to the Library to promote reading and writing of standard English, to introduce the black male to the library, to let him know he would have to go there, that the library is the place of knowledge.
The march started in Memphis and ended in Jackson. In each small town, the march would stop and take local residents on a trip to the library.
Yeah... the democrats were in power down here. You know why blacks are moving South... they are treated much better here than in places like Dayton and Chicago.
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
“Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye”
Q&A with Douglas: Northern segregation
News · W&M News · 2005 archive · Q&A with Douglas
Author: Brian Whitson, Source: W&M News
Date: Dec 13, 2005
“Most people assume that school segregation was a phenomenon exclusive to the South. In his latest book, Jim Crow Moves North: The Battle Over Northern School Segregation, 1865-1954, law professor Davison M. Douglas examines the untold story of northern school segregation between the end of the Civil War and the early 1950s. Douglas, the Arthur B. Hanson Professor of Law, is a legal historian with an expertise on the interplay of race and law in American history. He recently sat down with the W&M News to discuss his book, which is being published by Cambridge University Press and will be available this month in stores.”
One of my degrees was earned in Boston.
Boston, late 70s-80, was the most racist city in which I've ever lived.
However, none of us should pretend that the integration of public schools in Mississippi went off without significant issues. Of all states, Mississippi would be a case study in the problems with integrating public schools.
Your point is like saying some northern colleges resisted admitting black students. That's probably true. However, I don't recall that any of them involved 3,500 troops, 500 law enforcement officers, riots, and a student who required 24-hour protection from U.S. Marshalls.
Remember South bashing is a full time hobby for some. Given our weather, land, creativity, cooking and beautiful women I attribute it to extreme jealousy....
Meredith has largely been ignored or reduced to a footnote by the leftist media. Because his agenda doesn’t fit with the typical leftist race narrative, he is of no use to them. Same goes for fellow Mississippian Charles Evers.
He's an opponent of affirmative action. Meredith's termed affirmative action ""nothing more than a political machine for the liberal elite," and said "I've always thought affirmative action was always a direct insult to anyone with any intelligence."
For forty years, he's told black men that their problem was a lack of education, saying in speeches that nine out of ten black males read at a third grade level. Once, when confronted by the media, Meredith said the number came from a study but he thought he was being generous in saying nine out of ten black males read at the third-grade level. He said he believes the actual number is even lower.
He was once quoted as saying that black mothers love their sons, but they educate their daughters, leading to the mothers losing control of their sons after the age of three.
In 1989 he told a Washington Post reporter that 60 percent of black leaders were involved in the drug culture and 80 percent were involved in corruption of one sort or another.
Meredith says that once he became an aide for Senator Jesse Helms, the "liberal elite of the universities" worked to prevent him from speaking on college campuses.
It's no wonder you rarely read about James Meredith. Generally, you hear from him only because the University of Mississippi wants to commemorate something and he declines to go along with it.
For example, Ole Miss wants to erect a state of him to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his admittance. Meredith says he'd like a statue, but only if it were to commemorate something he accomplished in his life. He says that the fact he simply enforced his Constitutional Rights isn't an accomplishment.
BTW... some of the black kids that I went to Junior High and High School with are customers and friends of mine today.
I was a Boy Scout as a kid... it was the best thing that ever happened to me and I support the Boy Scouts today and have friends that are Scoutmasters. GOD bless you for being one!!! Merry Christmas to you and yours.
They certainly want to move down here in large numbers... the bad thing is many want to bring the cancer that killed the North down here and infect us with it.
James Meredith is a fascinating and complex man - abandoned by the liberal elite, the Civil Rights movement, and the liberal media because of his conservative views.
Thanks for your support of Scouting.
Most of all, I appreciate your input on FR. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Same the “enlightened” left is everywhere. See something that is attractive so they obviously want to be here, then think they are smart enough to make it “better”...
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