Monday, October 17, 2011

What if the Irvine 11 had dressed up like Elmo and The Count?

it is a flip question on a serious situation, yet check it out:
-- a UC Irvine op ed in the Jerusalem Post
Unprecedented Silencing of Dissent at UC Irvine

--and a story from the SF Chron on educators dressed up as Sesame St. characters, who stood up and protested Rupert Murdoch during his speech at the Sheraton Palace
Rupert Murdoch Heckled: Occupy Protesters Interrupt News Corp. CEO (VIDEO)

-- (the Sheraton Palace as compared to a UC campus as public space?!)
It never fails to amaze how people in charge of running a public land grant university come up with proposals that look nothing like: Problems with UCOP's Proposed Salary Supplements for Grants
from CNN/Fortune on Cal: What Happened To The Hewlett Foundation's Major Gift? no worries the money is going out to 'those who are not to be poached'...
'Occupy Goes Global'-- was the headline this weekend- but Occupy was global a few weeks ago when hundreds of thousands (430,000+) protested in Israel-and millions in Spain and elsewhere...
Forgot to include this in the earlier post- but here are some sections from the MLK Ware Lecture in 1966:
"But there is a more difficult title in that bill, one that must ultimately be passed if America is to rise to its full maturity. That is the section of the bill which calls for an end to discrimination in housing. It means that discrimination in all housing will be federally non-sanctioned. It involves the sale, the rental, and the financing of all housing. This is the difficult one because there still are many fears around. There are stereotypes about Negroes, Puerto Ricans, Mexican Americans and others. Studies reveal that there are numerous forces both private and public which make for the problem, because they are profiting by the existence of segregation in housing. I am convinced that if we are to have a truly integrated society we must deal with the housing problem. The school problem is difficult and it will never be totally solved until we solve the housing problem, and so it is my hope that we will go all out over America to bring this new legislation into being and to insist that it will be vigorously enforced, once it is passed, for there is still a gulf between legislation on the one hand and the enforcement of that legislation on the other. We see this in the South every day. In 1954 the Supreme Court of Our nation rendered a decision declaring segregation unconstitutional in the public schools. Yet, twelve years later, only 5.2 per of the Negro students of the South are attending integrated Schools. We haven't even made one per cent progress a year. If we continue this pace it will take about 96 more years to integrate the schools in the South. There is still a gulf between legislative and judicial decrees and the actual enforcement of them."

here is a link to the full text: Ware Lecture in 1966
In the present day-- there is this: New Sesame Street Muppet Is Poor and Hungry -preparing the young for austerity.

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