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Old 07-07-07, 07:01 PM   #1
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Saturday night exam

Arrggghh.

It's Saturday night and I'm here proctoring a history exam. Why would anyone schedule an exam for 7-10 on a Saturday night?

So, Saturday night foosters, since I'm bored...here is your assignment. Let's see if you're smarter than my students:

The modern Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s is often called the "Second Reconstruction." Construct an essay where you support or refute this assertion by comparing and contrasting the social, political, and ecnomical challenges and advances of the Reconstruction period of the 1860s and 1870s to the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.


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false.

edit: Seriously, wft? Why are you having to proctor an exam on a Saturday night?
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Arrggghh.

It's Saturday night and I'm here proctoring a history exam. Why would anyone schedule an exam for 7-10 on a Saturday night?

So, Saturday night foosters, since I'm bored...here is your assignment. Let's see if you're smarter than my students:

The modern Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s is often called the "Second Reconstruction." Construct an essay where you support or refute this assertion by comparing and contrasting the social, political, and ecnomical challenges and advances of the Reconstruction period of the 1860s and 1870s to the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.


Enjoy.
While on a superficial level I understand the analogy, I find the parallels to be rather contrived and sophist, and I therefore respectfully disagree with the above referenced assertion, for the following reasons.

In many respects, the mass movement against segregation and discrimination that erupted following World War II, shared many similarities with the period of Reconstruction which followed the American Civil War. The period of Second Reconstruction featured active participation on the part of African-Americans to regain their rights that they had lost during the period of Redemption (U.S. history) and Jim Crow segregation in the latter part of the nineteenth century.

During Second Reconstruction, African-Americans once again began holding various political offices, and reasserting and reclaiming their civil and political rights as American citizens. Unlike Reconstruction, however, most African-Americans abandoned the Republican Party for the Democratic Party. A noteworthy feature of Second Reconstruction was the political realignment that occurred in 1965, which transformed the nature and composition of both the Republican and Democratic Party's, eroding the Democratic Solid South.

In the same way, however, that Reconstruction was followed by Redemption (U.S. history), some have also claimed that period following Second Reconstruction could be termed a Second Redemption characterized by more conservatism on the part of the federal government, and several Supreme Court decisions that weakened the scope of civil rights reforms, especially in the Northern States. Thus, the so-called "second" reconstruction was largely legistlative in character, brought forth by white apologists who, in their own self-scorn, felt the need to coin such terms as "African American" to describe a populus largely characterized not by Afro-Centric roots, but rather a vestige of traits that can only be said to have been cultured in the inner-city pop culture of the U.S. far removed from the continent of Africa.
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While on a superficial level I understand the analogy, I find the parallels to be rather contrived and sophist, and I therefore respectfully disagree with the above referenced assertion, for the following reasons.

In many respects, the mass movement against segregation and discrimination that erupted following World War II, shared many similarities with the period of Reconstruction which followed the American Civil War. The period of Second Reconstruction featured active participation on the part of African-Americans to regain their rights that they had lost during the period of Redemption (U.S. history) and Jim Crow segregation in the latter part of the nineteenth century.

During Second Reconstruction, African-Americans once again began holding various political offices, and reasserting and reclaiming their civil and political rights as American citizens. Unlike Reconstruction, however, most African-Americans abandoned the Republican Party for the Democratic Party. A noteworthy feature of Second Reconstruction was the political realignment that occurred in 1965, which transformed the nature and composition of both the Republican and Democratic Party's, eroding the Democratic Solid South.

In the same way, however, that Reconstruction was followed by Redemption (U.S. history), some have also claimed that period following Second Reconstruction could be termed a Second Redemption characterized by more conservatism on the part of the federal government, and several Supreme Court decisions that weakened the scope of civil rights reforms, especially in the Northern States. Thus, the so-called "second" reconstruction was largely legistlative in character, brought forth by white apologists who, in their own self-scorn, felt the need to coin such terms as "African American" to describe a populus largely characterized not by Afro-Centric roots, but rather a vestige of traits that can only be said to have been cultured in the inner-city pop culture of the U.S. far removed from the continent of Africa.
G@dd#mm!t this was supposed to be a humorous proposition put forth in a moment of irritation! It wasn't an invitation to delve into more serious matters!!

Right??!
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Old 07-08-07, 12:29 AM   #7
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G@dd#mm!t this was supposed to be a humorous proposition put forth in a moment of irritation! It wasn't an invitation to delve into more serious matters!!

Right??!
Of course people should delve if they want. And it was worth 30% on the exam.

I have no idea why the registrar thinks 7-10 on a Saturday night is a good idea. Especially since the class was from 10-11:30 am. Of course, I'd rather have it in the evening than 7-10 in the morning.

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Thus, the so-called "second" reconstruction was largely legistlative in character, brought forth by white apologists who, in their own self-scorn, felt the need to coin such terms as "African American" to describe a populus largely characterized not by Afro-Centric roots, but rather a vestige of traits that can only be said to have been cultured in the inner-city pop culture of the U.S. far removed from the continent of Africa.
Actually, the term African American dates back to the 1850s believe it or not. And it's rise in popularity "dates from the late 1960s and early 1970s (particularly after an April 1972 conference at which Ramona Edelin, president of the National Urban Coalition, proposed its use). The term gained widespread acceptance following its endorsement by the Reverend Jesse Jackson (b. 1941) during his presidential nomination campaign in 1988." (OED)

We'll let that one slide since you didn't take the course .
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Old 07-08-07, 01:03 AM   #8
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In U.S. Congress from 1900 through 1962, no black held a single civil War.

One Amendment fed another: politics was less abrupt and more favored. In a party, allies to alleviate southern politics was less abrupt and as such they supported rebiased voting laws.

The number of legislative offices in Congress Court moved the northern poll-tax and voted by an event that overcame another federal Seconstitution by allowed partisans.
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Old 07-08-07, 01:08 AM   #9
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in a brief shot from the hip I'd say the civil rights movement
was a necessary second cultural and legal attempt at reconstruction of both southern
and our national culture--we had to amend the Constitution the first time and hand down some serious
case law the second time--

neither of which seems to have achieved substantive equality--but that's another story.

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