Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Desegregation Dollars

Later this month, the U.S. Mint is making available for purchase special silver dollar coins commemorating the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School, and celebrating the nine brave students who "faced the violence and hatred of a segregated society" and took "an important step in the country’s quest for racial equality in public education." Let's hope that the Supreme Court also honors the sacrifice made by those young pioneers in furtherance of that quest, and recognizes that their dreams are yet unfulfilled. We've got a long way to go, and while the coin is a beautiful tribute, a court decision would be worth more.

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