In response to the guest column by the Rev. James E. Daniels ("Trying to move forward in a backward America," The Daily News, June 4): I would like to give him something to think about.

There is nothing wrong with segregation or integration. Both forced segregation and forced integration are wrong. In the first case, people are free to decide for themselves. In the second case, a government is deciding for them. The only difference between "those days when segregation, inequality, and racism ran rampart" and today is that the state governments were responsible for the actions of those days and today the central government is doing the discrimination. In both cases, a government decides what is best for you and prohibits you from deciding what is best for yourself.

We live in an era more suffused with propaganda than Nazi Germany. Statism is increasing through the action of the central government and will lead to a nation that teaches you what to think instead of letting you think for yourself — just like Germany in the 1930s.

Pray for our country because as the central government becomes more powerful and the courts base their opinion on what they want the Constitution to mean and not on what it says, we will soon be a nation based on whim, not law.

Robert Hart

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Mojo Boogie

Amen!

George Croix

Actually, it appears we may be seeing a return to rule of law, rather than the open defying of it by the highest law enforcement offices in the land in the last set of leaders running the place.
It's one thing to prioritize due to lack of ability to cover all, and quite another to selectively enforce due to one's personal beliefs.
imo

Emile Pope

There is nothing wrong with segregation? History begs to differ. In the first case, people are free to decide for themselves? Which people, the ones imposing it or the people it is being imposed on? And what type of discrimination is this “central government” responsible for? Conspiracy theories with no basis in fact should not be taken seriously…

Gary Miller

Yes George we may return to a 'one law for all' system as the constitution intended. Supporting Trump in the next three elections will assure it happens.

George Croix

Segregation is just a word.
It is not always a word describing the separation of peoples.

If it is, then the self-segregationists should look more closely at their own faces in the mirrors.

Emile Pope

No such thing as self-segregation...

Claudia Burnam

Ever hear of a hermit? E G Wiley

Emile Pope

Segregation is something that is imposed on others or things. You can't self segregate.

Jim Forsythe

Auto-segregation or self-segregation is the separation of a religious or ethnic group from the rest of society in a state by the group itself. This could also mean inability for a normal social interaction and a form of social exclusion

Emile Pope

Apparently you don’t know the definition of segregation. I’ll provide it...

Emile Pope

There is no such word as “self-segregation” in Merriam Webster. Nor dictionary.com. Nor Oxford. It’s a made up word for apologists...

Carlos Ponce

https://selfsegregation.wordpress.com/definition/
"Our definition for self-segregation is as follows: “(self-segregation) is the separation of a religious or ethnic group from the rest of society in a state by the group itself. "
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auto-segregation
"Auto-segregation or self-segregation is the separation of a religious or ethnic group from the rest of society in a state by the group itself."
https://www.medicaldaily.com/interracial-friendships-less-likely-self-segregation-more-common-larger-schools-245037
"Interracial Friendships Less Likely, Self-Segregation More Common in Larger Schools"
http://www.studymode.com/essays/Self-Segregation-1621468.html
It may not be in your dictionary but it is certainly in use.

Emile Pope

It's not in any recognized dictionary. Wordpress? It's just a made up false equivalency word created by apologists. Comparing people who chose to live apart from others to being forced BY LAW to be set apart and away from others is inane. Next we'll be hearing about self-racism...

Carlos Ponce

For a word that doesn't exist it appears frequently. Again your lack of educated approach to these forums is very boring.
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Emile Pope

Not in any recognized dictionaries...

Carlos Ponce

Self-segregation:
In the 1980s while teaching at Lorraine Crosby Middle School in Hitchcock ISD teachers decided to eat out during one of the in-service days. We invited the principal Mr. Bobby Smith to join us. He asked where we were going to eat. Teachers had decided on the "Busy Bee" Cafe. Great, he loved that place. But when we carpooled he again asked, why are we heading west on Highway 6? I thought we were going to the "Busy Bee" of Texas City. The driver said "We're going to the Busy Bee in Santa Fe - much closer. The driver then asked if we should go to Texas City instead. No, no, the Santa Fe Busy Bee would be okay. Bobby Smith was a former math teacher, coach in Hitchcock and La Marque. He was African-American. He enjoyed the food, the hospitality, the friendly waitresses. He confessed later of trepidation about eating in Santa Fe's Busy Bee. He would never have thought about eating in Santa Fe before but now had no problems.Self-segregation.
That was the 1980s. In the late 1960s and early 70s my brother and his friend would eat at the original Busy Bee in Alta Loma - same location, different building. Ernest Triplett was an African-American playing varsity football for the Santa Fe Indians. He and my brother entered the back door where Ernie's mother, the cook would feed them all they wanted to eat - for free.

Emile Pope

Segregation:the action or state of setting someone or something apart from other people or things or being set apart." to keep one group of people apart from others because of race, religion, sex, etc" Oxford "a segregating or being segregated; specif., the policy or practice of compelling racial groups to live apart from each other, go to separate schools, use separate social facilities, etc." Collins. There is no such thing as self segregation. Segregation is always done to someone else.

Carlos Ponce

"no such thing as self segregation"? It exists. Emile Pope seems to be the type of person who practices it.
https://selfsegregation.wordpress.com/definition/
"Our definition for self-segregation is as follows: “(self-segregation) is the separation of a religious or ethnic group from the rest of society in a state by the group itself. "
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auto-segregation
"Auto-segregation or self-segregation is the separation of a religious or ethnic group from the rest of society in a state by the group itself."
https://www.medicaldaily.com/interracial-friendships-less-likely-self-segregation-more-common-larger-schools-245037
"Interracial Friendships Less Likely, Self-Segregation More Common in Larger Schools"
http://www.studymode.com/essays/Self-Segregation-1621468.html

Emile Pope

Blogs don't count...

Carlos Ponce

Blogs don't count? Fine, plenty more where the others came from if you BOTHER to search for them.

Emile Pope

Not my job to prove your point. If there were legitimate dictionaries with your word you would have presented them...

Carlos Ponce

self is in the dictionary
segregation is in the dictionary
Now put the words together with a hyphen. A lot of words like them are not included in a dictionary but anyone with a modicum of intelligence can figure out its meaning. Guess we're asking too much of Emile.

George Croix

Troll.

George Croix

Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Definition of segregation
1 : the act or process of segregating : the state of being segregated
2 a : the separation or isolation of a race, class, or ethnic group by enforced or voluntary (OR VOLUNTARY - emphasis mine. One volunteers him/herSELF) or residence in a restricted area, by barriers to social intercourse, by separate educational facilities, or by other discriminatory means
b : the separation for special treatment or observation of individuals or items from a larger group segregation of gifted children into accelerated classes
3 : the separation of allelic genes that occurs typically during meiosis
VOLUNTARILY (Self) creating 'barriers to social intercourse' or 'other discriminatiry means' would be the various private clubs or organizations or movements designated as specific to a race or ethnicity that seek to exclude or marginalize others

Oxford Dictionary
segregation
1. The action or state of setting someone or something apart from others.
1.1 The enforced separation of different racial groups in a country, community, or establishment.
Genetics
The separation of pairs of alleles at meiosis and their independent transmission via separate gametes.

Common examples of setting someone or something apart are names of groups or organizations they give themselves that designate a specific race or ethnicity or other exclusionary title.


Article including thoughts on self-segregation
WEBSTER'S 1ST BLACK COLLEGIATE DICTIONARY
Published: 01/22/2008 at 1:00 AM
author-image MYCHAL MASSIE
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2008/01/45643/#wK5TVTluRVAa4C98.99

Emile Pope

Where's the definition of self-segregation in Merriam? Oxford? That's because it's a made up word for false equivalency advocates...

George Croix

Troll

Gerhard Meinecke

I must have time-traveled. To 1964 or 1861, or maybe 1934 Germany.

George Croix

Np, most of the time it's pre-1865, with occassional jumps forward to pre-1964, but always the same excuses and denials....

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