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Black History Month, Children, and Family: WE WANT TO KEEP OUR CHOOL WHITE <p>Black history month day 21: desegregation poster child Ruby Bridges.</p> <p>Ruby Nell Bridges Hall was born September 8, 1954 in Tylertown, Mississippi. She is best known for being the first black child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana during the New Orleans school desegregation crisis in 1960. </p> <p>The Bridges family moved to Mississippi when Ruby was four. When she was six, her parents responded to a proposal from the NAACP to participate in the integration of the New Orleans school system, despite hesitation from her father.</p> <p>Bridges was one of six black children in New Orleans to pass the test that determined whether they could go to the all-white school, William Frantz Elementary. Two of the six decided to stay at their old school, and the other three were transferred to another district to integrate a different school, so Bridges went to William Frantz by herself. She and her mother had to be escorted to school by four federal marshals during her first year. One of the marshals later remarked: &ldquo;She showed a lot of courage. She never cried. She didn&rsquo;t whimper. She just marched along like a little soldier, and we&rsquo;re all very very proud of her.&rdquo;</p> <p>Though Bridges showed remarkable bravery for a six-year-old, situation was certainly not without its challenges. The marshals would only allow her to eat food brought from her home due to one woman&rsquo;s repeated threats to poison her. Another woman stuck a black baby doll in a wooden coffin and held outside the school in protest. Bridges said later that that frightened her more than any of the things they shouted. She began the practice of praying while she walked, which helped her block out the nasty comments, and she also saw a child psychiatrist named Robert Coles who helped her cope. Only one teacher, Barbara Henry, agreed to teach Ruby and did so for over a year, teaching as though she was teaching the whole class.</p> <p>Bridges still lives in New Orleans with her husband, Malcolm Hall, and their four sons. She is now chair of the Ruby Bridges Foundation, formed in 1999 to promote &ldquo;the values of tolerance, respect, and appreciation of all differences&rdquo;. In describing the mission of her foundation, Bridges stated: &ldquo;racism is a grown-up disease and we must stop using our children to spread it.&rdquo;</p>

Black history month day 21: desegregation poster child Ruby Bridges. Ruby Nell Bridges Hall was born September 8, 1954 in Tylertown, Missis...

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America, Drake, and Family: Thomas Drake @Thomas_Drake1 Follow Warning to America: Notice how agencies simply following&implementing patently unlawful & unconstitutional Trump exec order wlout question RETWEETS LIKES 11,552 12,493 12:29 PM-28 Jan 2017 Ben Norton @BenjaminNorton Following Customs agents are siding with Trump, willfully gnoring a federal judge's ruling that halts #MuslimBan deportations Customs agents ignore judge, enforce Trump's travel ban: ACLU The ACLU is getting "multiple reports" that federal customs agents are siding with President Trump - and willfully ignoring a Brooklyn federal judge's demand that tra... nypost.com RETWEETS LIKES 621 298 10:18 AM- 29 Jan 2017 Ben Norton @BenjaminNorton Following We're in a very dangerous time when federal agents ignore the judicial branch & blindly follow the racist orders of a far-right demagogue RETWEETS LIKES 10:20 AM- 29 Jan 2017 sleepandbooks: parentheticalaside: luceateis: shinelikethunder: pdxjenni: biglawbear: Lawblr side of Tumblr, here. I don’t think anybody even understands how terrifying this is. If the Executive can ignore the Judiciary, then we have a full-on Constitutional Crisis on our hands. Our country immediately falls apart. The only options for enforcement of judicial orders are 1) U.S. Marshals (which are ordered around by the Judiciary but ultimately still a part of the Executive as part of the Department of Justice), in which case we have an ACTUAL ARMED CONFLICT BETWEEN TWO BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT, or if the Marshals refuse to comply, 2) the Governor of the state, say Virginia, sends in the National Guard of the state, which leads to AN ARMED CONFLICT BETWEEN A STATE MILITIA AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENTIn case you weren’t getting the picture, let me be blunt and dramatic: this is literally Civil War-level shit right here.And Trump has been in office a week.This is fucking terrifying. I spent the day at SeaTac (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport). We got very little done because CBP refused to talk to us at all. When one of the attorneys with us annoyed them so much that they finally answered their office door (she literally knocked on it for 10 minutes straight), they directed her to the press release on their website (side note: I don’t know if there even is a press release on the CBP website). They told her they don’t care how many attorneys show up, they don’t take orders from attorneys or judges. Senator Patty Murray showed up just after 4:00 CBP refused to talk to her, too. I will repeat that: Customs and Border Patrol refused to talk to a sitting United States Senator. They refused other senators at other airports, too, according to a WaPo article I read earlier. I had to return to Portland tonight because I have work tomorrow. ACLU International Refugee Assistance Project attorneys will be back at SeaTac tomorrow at 5:30 a.m. (including my law school bestie, I am so proud).  There were 13 people detained at SeaTac yesterday who were secretly transferred to a detention facility in Tacoma, so the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is working with attorneys to straighten that right out.  Basically: Shit is going down, y’all. The women I went up with today? Both were Arabs. One was from Pakistan, the other was from Lebanon (a Christian, a Muslim and a Jew walk into an airport…). When I asked them if I was overreacting by feeling like this was a coup-in-progress, they said no. That’s precisely what this is. I thought we had a coup-proof system. I was mistaken. Keep fighting the good fight, lawyers. And if you’re in Portland, I’ll see you at Perkins-Coie tomorrow at 5:30 for the L4GG meeting. At Dulles, CBP has been stonewalling four members of the US House of Representatives, the governer and attorney general of Virginia, and Senators Cory Booker (NJ) and Mark Warner (VA)–the latter of whom chewed out the head of CBP in person. No dice. Not even with a federal court order telling CBP at Dulles, only them, and them in particular to give detainees access to lawyers. And they’re pulling an old trick from the national-security handbook that’s been used to evade the courts on issues like domestic surveillance: “Lawyers and advocates still didn’t know how many people were being held in the secondary inspection area at Dulles or what their immigration status was, which led to a catch-22: Attorneys couldn’t file for contempt of court without having proof that legal residents were being detained and not being given access to lawyers, but they couldn’t get proof without getting access.” (x) At least two VA reps have found out (via friends and family) about constituents being detained at Dulles, at which point CBP released them in order to dodge the access-to-lawyers issue. The representative for my district is on the warpath–and also on the House Oversight Committee. Here’s hoping these fuckers get slapped with contempt of court so hard their ears ring, then get hauled in front of a committee hearing to see if they want to try their chances with contempt of Congress. All of which doesn’t even get into the Monday Night Massacre clusterfuck inside the executive branch, when the acting attorney general of the United States refused to make the DoJ defend the lawfulness of the immigration order in court. And was summarily fired and replaced with someone more compliant. So here’s also hoping the Senate puts Jeff Sessions through absolute hell on his role in all this before they vote to confirm him as AG. It’s like the civics lesson from hell. Yeah, um… about the Marshalls.  This is what’s been worrying me most since Saturday night, when reports started coming out of Dulles that CBP was ignoring court orders. This is awful and terrifying and I’m living in a hellscape I can’t escape from.
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Bambi, Batman, and Drake: Original Sequel A rarity: a script not actually directly based on anything else. See: Inception (2010), Donnie Darko (2001), Vera Drake (2004) A follow-up to a movie which either expands the story or See: Rocky lII (1979), Highlander I: The Quickening (1991), The Color Of Money (1986) Threequel Prequel A follow-up to the above. Very rarely good. Followed by the fourquel, fivequel, sixquel, sevenquel, eightquel and nomorepleasequel See: Superman Il (1983), Lemon Popsicle IIl, aka Hot Bubblegum (1981), The Land Before Time I: The Time Of The Great Giving (1995) A follow-up that actually happened before the first movie in the franchise See: Hannibal Rising (2007), X-Men: First Class (2011), Butch And Sundance: The Early Days (1979), Prometheus (2012) Midquel Sidequel A follow-up that actually happens during a previous movie in the franchise, usually filling a chronology gap See: Bambi II (2006), Saw IV (2007) (or Parallaquel) A follow-up that happens during the previous movie presenting many of the same events, but with different characters who have different perspectives See: Letters From Iwo Jima (2006) Interquel Pseudosequel The follow-up that actually happens between two previous movies in the franchise See: Fast & Furious (2001) and Fast Five (2011)-which both must take place before The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) A purported sequel which in reality has only a spurious (if any) connection to the previous movie(s). See: Halloween III: Season Of The Witch (1982), For A Few Dollars More (1965), Titanic II (2010) Remake New version of a movie which retains the key plot elements, structure and characters. Sometimes shot-for-shot. See: King Kong (2005), Psycho (1997), Insomnia (2002) Re-imagining New version of a movie which significantly changes plot elements, structure and characters, typically relocating the core concept to a new environment. See: King Kong (1976), Planet Of The Apes (2001), High Society (1956) Reboot Retcon A franchise picture which ignores all that's gone before it, resets the chronology and reinvents characters See: Batman Begins (2005), Casino Royale (2006), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Man Of Steel (2013) A franchise picture which conveniently ignores one or more previous movies in a franchise, but not those that precede those See: Superman Returns (2006), Highlander I: The Sorceror (1994) Adaptation Re-adaptation A movie drawn a non-movie source: novel, play, TV show, comic-book, videogame, boardgame, action- figure, haiku, t-shirt, tweet... A movie that at first glance is a remake, but is in fact a new adaptation of the same source material. Some reboots are arguably also re-adaptations. See: True Grit (2010), Ben-Hur (1959), Red Dragon (2002) (2009), Battleship (2012) Reinterpretation Spin-off A very loose adaptation that changes the setting to such a degree that it is, on the surface, barely recognisable as its source. See: Clueless (1995), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), Freeway (1996) A movie that picks up on a particular character and takes it off in its own direction, or simply locates new characters in the same universe. See: US Marshals (1998), Caravan Of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (1984), Puss In Boots (2011), The Bourne Legacy (2012). Cross-over Instalment separate franchises or movies or universes, often just to hit each other. See: Freddie Vs Jason (2003), King Kong Vs Godzilla (1962), AVP: Alien Vs Predator (2004) Often mistaken for sequels, these are further parts in a single saga that stretches across movies. See: The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (2002), Star Wars Eplsode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets (2002) freshest-tittymilk: mendaciousangel: Infographic: Movie Franchise LexiconRemake or reboot or reimagination or retcon? Empire sorts it out. whomever made thisthank you
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