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  •  I can't agree on civil rights (2+ / 0-)
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    bumiputera, jncca

    Wilson supported lynchings and the KKK. TR had Booker T. Washington as a guest of honor in the White House.

    I take your other points.

    Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

    by MichaelNY on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:54:26 PM PST

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    •  the only negative I can find for TR (2+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY, bumiputera

      on Civil rights was that he gave in to white southerners by refusing to appoint Samuel H. Vick as postmaster in North Carolina

      http://query.nytimes.com/...

      24, gay Atari Democrat CA-41

      by lordpet8 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 03:57:44 PM PST

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      •  The other negative (2+ / 0-)
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        lordpet8, bumiputera

        is one of omission: That he didn't push for more civil rights legislation or aggressive action against Jim Crow laws, which would have certainly been mandated by the 14th Amendment, but would have probably been struck down by the Supreme Court. We have to recognize the environment in which he had to act.

        Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

        by MichaelNY on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 04:01:50 PM PST

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