radman pull quotes: "I have always considered myself part of the civil rights movement, and have tried to advance its goals." "Security will be tight, with identity checks at the door, to screen out troublemakers." =============================================================== The Death of the Civil Rights Movement Into the Belly of the Beast <http://frontpagemag.com/notepad/hn10-09-00.htm> David Horowitz will speak on "The Death of the Civil Rights Movement" at the Columbia Federalist Society at the Columbia University Law School in Jerome Green Hall, Room 107 at 12:15 PM Eastern Time, on Wednesday October 11, in New York City. New Pamphlet The Death of the Civil Rights Movement By David Horowitz Center for the Study of Popular Culture 48 pages, $7.50 October 2000 FrontPageMagazine.com | October 9, 2000 Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson decry "racial profiling." But they practice it more brazenly than anyone else, says David Horowitz in his new pamphlet, The Death of the Civil Rights Movement. Attempts by the left to elevate blacks into a privileged caste have made a mockery of civil rights, Horowitz charges. This Wednesday, he will bring his controversial message into the very belly of the liberal beast -- Columbia University Law School -- where he will speak on reparations, leftist race-mongering and other explosive issues. Security will be tight, with identity checks at the door, to screen out troublemakers. "I am doing this because we must never surrender territory to the enemy," Horowitz explains. "That's how we lost the universities in the first place. To me, going to a university like Columbia, these days, is like going behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War. Our colleges are the most racially segregated, intellectually retrograde and politically repressive institutions in America today. And that is a national tragedy." AT THE 1984 Democratic Convention, Texas representative Barbara Jordan, the first African-American woman to win a seat in Congress, made the following statement: "We are one, we Americans; we are one. And we reject any intruder who seeks to divide us on the basis of race and color. We must not allow ideas like political correctness to divide us and cause us to reverse hard-won achievements in human rights and civil rights. We reject both White racism and Black racism. Our strength in this country is rooted in our diversity-our history bears witness to that fact. E PLURIBUS UNUM, from many one. It was a good idea when the country was founded, and it's a good idea today." I first became aware of the civil rights struggle in the late 1940s, when I read about the Scottsboro boys and marched in support of the Federal Employment Practices Commission that Harry Truman had created to end discrimination in government service. In the fifty-odd years since, I have always considered myself part of the civil rights movement, and have tried to advance its goals. In these efforts I have always been guided by the principle of a single standard articulated by Barbara Jordan. It is the principle first proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence that all Americans are equal in the eyes of God, and should be equal before the law. It is the principle embraced by Martin Luther King at the March on Washington in 1963, and by the American founders, whose Constitution written in 1787 does not use the words "black" or "white," "male" or "female" in its text. At the same time, this principle obviously has not always been honored by American citizens and governments, which is why a "civil rights" movement is necessary, and would have to be created if there were none. It has always seemed self-evident to me that a movement that did not honor this principle was not worthy of the civil rights name. The present booklet is written in support of this idea. ---- David Horowitz is editor-in-chief of FrontPageMagazine.com and president of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture.
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