[sixties-l] Horowitz on Horowitz

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Date: 10/09/00

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    "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 
    The Death of the Civil Rights Movement
    Into the Belly of the Beast
    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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