Peggy Noonan’s drunken segregation story

we have previously mocked Peggy Noonan is absurd Washington Post editorial to celebrate the end of roe deer v. vealthat she insists will work well for all freedom-loving Americans who like to force others to give birth against their will.

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However, there is a particularly ahistorical statement that Noonan makes that I need to recall as a black person who is alive and conscious. She writes:

And you have to respect it as a wound, the roe deer v. veal decision never healed, never could. Josh Prager, in his wonderful story of that decision, “The Family Roe”, noted the singular fact of this ruling: other high court decisions that liberalized the social order: desegregation of schools, elimination of prayer in schools, interracial marriage, gay marriage – they were followed by public acceptance, even when the sentences were very unpopular. Most have come to have overwhelming support. But no roe deer That was the exception. She never stopped touring America. Mr. Prager: “The opposition to Roe became more hostile after the issuance of him.”

So, yeah, everything this lady just said what bullshit.

Anti-abortion conservatives persist in promoting the myth that roe deer v. veal than unpopular. No more than last year, a Gallup poll found that nearly six in 10 Americans don’t want Roe overturned. You can’t get 60 percent of Americans to agree on something.


Republican-led states have passed laws banning abortion once a fetus’s heartbeat is detected, even if the thing they are detecting is around six to eight weeks of pregnancy. it’s not actually a heartbeat. At least 58 percent of Americans opposed those bills in last year’s Gallup poll, and soon Roe will no longer prevent them from being implemented.

A CBS News poll taken after the news about of eggs The impending death showed that 64 percent of Americans want roe deer kept in place, and nearly 60 percent want Congress to pass a national law that protects abortion rights. Yet, in Noonan’s revisionist history, everyone hates him roe deer and always has. She compares roe deer unfavorable to interracial marriage and school desegregation, both of which could be next on the Alito Court stock.

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In 1968, just a year later the loving v. Virginia decision, only 20% approved of interracial marriage, while 72% disapproved. That number steadily improved over the next 50 years, but that was why Republicans launched into abortion as their most effective means of courting white evangelicals.

Noonan’s reference to Brown v. Board of Education it completely ignores the civil rights movement, which fought the white conservative resistance to integration. Dr. Martin Luther King wrote in 1964:

The naïve might believe that great strides have been made in desegregation over the past decade, but this is by no means true.

Today, the tragically real picture of school desegregation, particularly in the South, is still that of strong symbolism or no desegregation. In my hometown of Atlanta, for example, the terrible truth is that 14,159 blacks enrolled in high school, only 153 are currently in classes with whites, and worse still, no black children attend a desegregated elementary school.

Civil rights attorney Sherryn Ifill tweeted these uncomfortable facts: “Prince Edward’s County, VA, closed schools for five years rather than complying with Brown. Five. years. 101 members of Congress signed the Southern Manifesto vowing to resist Brown by all legal means.”

Republican President Dwight Eisenhower had to sign an executive order sending federal troops in 1957 to strengthen integration into Arkansas schools. Elie Mystal suggested President Joe Biden does something similar to protect access to abortion in states that pass (then) unconstitutional bans. However, MAGA judges delight in reminding Biden that the federal government has no power when he is president of a Democrat.

Noonan also feigns amnesia on northern whites opposition to buses and the suburban white flight that schools today are integrated only in the most technical sense. Conservatives kindly “support” something that rarely happens in their schools and neighborhoods.

The Supreme Court effectively defended individual freedoms under Chief Judges Earl Warren and Warren Burger. The court began its steady rightward shift towards its current nightmare state in 1986 when William Rehnquist appointed the chief judge. The racists had to fight integration with more hidden methods. This included southern private schools otherwise known as “Segregation academies”. They also tried to use public money for white-only schools, but the NAACP south. The Supreme Court has rejected practice in 1964.

The conservatives finally have their radical right-wing court that will reinforce their lies roe deer v. veal and reproductive freedom. They may have the power, for now, but they can’t change reality yet. When the Supreme Court overturns roe deerfundamentally it will challenge the will of the people and not in the concrete pursuit of the rights of an existing minority.

[Gallup / Wall Street Journal / The Atlantic]

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