Um dos episódios mais sórdidos da história humana.
"Seventeen states had laws banning interracial marriage, which is pretty much the heart of the doctrine of white supremacy, until 1967, when the Supreme Court declared them unconstitutional. From the Compromise of 1877, which ended Reconstruction, to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, American race relations were largely shaped by states that had seceded from the Union in 1861, and the elected leaders of those states almost all spoke the language of white supremacy. (...) “White Supremacy” was the motto of the Alabama Democratic Party until 1966. Mississippi did not ratify the Thirteenth Amendment, which outlawed slavery, until 1995."
"The [Supreme] Court (...) cited a series of precedents in which courts had upheld the constitutionality of school segregation."
Como eu disse, poucos países no mundo foram tão sórdidos com os seus próprios nacionais.
Paulo Roberto de Almeida