"Brown vs The Board of Ed desegregation needed fast.

Discuss church-state separation issues that are relevant in Ireland.
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lostexpectation
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"Brown vs The Board of Ed desegregation needed fast.

Post by lostexpectation » Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:26 am

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/johann-ha ... 74939.html
Northern Ireland needs its own equivalent to Brown vs, the Board of Education, the 1954 Supreme Court judgement that desegregated the schools in the Deep South. The church hierarchies will be left yelling, like Governor George Wallace of Alabama, "Segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" - and shamed before the world.

So why isn't it happening? Small minorities of religious sectarians - both Protestant and Catholic - have been allowed to dominate the school system. The respective churches have deliberately obstructed integrated schools, refusing to nominate people to sit on their boards, and jealously guarding their profitable privileges. Northern Ireland needs its own equivalent to Brown vs, the Board of Education, the 1954 Supreme Court judgement that desegregated the schools in the Deep South. The church hierarchies will be left yelling, like Governor George Wallace of Alabama, "Segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" - and shamed before the world.
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Re: "Brown vs The Board of Ed desegregation needed fast.

Post by FXR » Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:29 pm

He's right all along the line. The only problem is why would Cowan and Co. push for non-sectarian schools in the North when they are supporting the same sectarian system down here.
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