Minnesotans remember March on Washington

  • Article by: Denise Johnson
  • Updated: August 25, 2013 - 5:36 AM

Just after dawn on an August morning 50 years ago, 58 Minnesotans boarded a plane to Washington, D.C., and became part of history.

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pumiceAug. 24, 13 8:15 PM

Things to ponder.... (1) From the article: "I was so hopeful when the President was elected … that young black men would look at him and see a future for themselves. But when they watch and see how even the President is disrespected …" (2) In her commentary, Katherine Kersten claims: "The Progressive movement ... holds that the government bestows our rights, and thus can presumably take them away." Progressives are threatening our civil rights in North Carolina??? (3) From current events: How fraught with distrust is the relationship between young black males and the police when Trayvon Martin didn't think to call 9-1-1 for help?

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badcopperAug. 25, 13 8:07 AM

And I also didn’t think I’d live to see members of Congress in whom supremacy was so deeply ingrained that they’d rather take down America than support a black president.------- deeply respect the courage it took to stand up 50 years ago. The above comment troubles many. Is any/all disagreement with President Obama viewed through the lens of racism? Unless we agree with all his policies and positions we are racist? Really?

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wardnjuneAug. 25, 13 5:41 PM

Well, badcopper, when his policies by and large are not much different than the previous administrations and yet now are deemed "evil," yes, it's difficult to assume anything else. When the Affordable Health Care Act was a Republican initiative (Heritage Foundation) but is now the "worst thing that could happen to America," yes, it's difficult to assume anything else. When the Patriot Act (which authorized NSA eavesdropping) was initiated and signed by GW Bush and was hailed by conservatives, is now considered some big conspiracy calling for investigations, then yes, it's hard to assume anything else. I could go on.....

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bigdukesixAug. 25, 13 8:53 PM

Wow, Johnson sounds like a bitter woman who blames any disagreement to the current president's policies as racism. Instead of more marches and speeches quit talking about the Voting Rights Act and start doing something about black on black crime, drug use, out of wedlock births, etc.

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LicoriceAug. 25, 13 9:43 PM

If you ever heard Johnson speak, you'd understand that she is one classy lady.

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lordhawhaw1Aug. 28, 13 9:58 PM

I have seen some pretty questionable things at the polls, mainly to do with the voucher system. Without voter ID I no longer look at our elections as fair and believe my vote has been disenfranchised. I work, I pay taxes and I'm a veteran of the Gulf War. And if MLK somehow had been there today he would he might have noted the sole black US Senator was not invited nor was the lone black US Supreme Court Justice.

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