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In yesterday's New Yorker, Jelani Cobb writes that as an act of dissent Louis Armstrong cancelled a tour in the Soviet Union as a cultural ambassador on behalf of the State Department to protest Governor Orval Faubus' refusal to abide by the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education.

If anyone is wondering why that was published yesterday: it was 60 years ago yesterday that President Eisenhower put the Arkansas National Guard under Federal control to thwart Faubus's effort to prevent the integration of Central High School in Little Rock. He also sent in Federal troops, the 327th Airborne Battle Group of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division.
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In yesterday's New Yorker, Jelani Cobb writes that as an act of dissent Louis Armstrong cancelled a tour in the Soviet Union as a cultural ambassador on behalf of the State Department to protest Governor Orval Faubus' refusal to abide by the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education.

If anyone is wondering why that was published yesterday: it was 60 years ago yesterday that President Eisenhower put the Arkansas National Guard under Federal control to thwart Faubus's effort to prevent the integration of Central High School in Little Rock. He also sent in Federal troops, the 327th Airborne Battle Group of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division.
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One might think that, after Little Rock, state governments would have gotten the message. One would be wrong.

In 1962, President Kennedy nationalized the Mississippi National Guard and sent in detachments of military police to further the enrollment of James Meredith at the University of Mississippi, after a force of 500 Federal marshals had been insufficient. I'm not quite old enough to remember Little Rock, except from the TV movie with Joanne Woodward, but I remember Ole Miss vividly.
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Ungrateful is the new uppity.

Well, there's an explanation for this: white rich people are rich because they are talented, industrious and virtuous. Black people who get rich do so because white people make an exception on their behalf and permit it and enable it. Therefore, black rich people have a duty to be grateful to the white people who made their riches possible. Without white support, those black people never could have gotten rich on their own. That white people are "superior," of course, necessitates that black people (and "red" and "yellow" and "brown," and those of any other conceivable hue) must be "inferior." And the inferior who are fortunate enough to achieve wealth in America owe "gratitude" to their superiors.

This really is how the right thinks. These black descendants of slaves ought to be "grateful" that they're no longer owned by white people and "fortunate enough" to be permitted to get rich on the basis of their ability to entertain white people.

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