Rachel Maddow and a number of other people are noting that it was fifty years ago this week that desegregation and civil rights were in the headlines.
I remember a lot of those days, including Alabama Gov. George Wallace standing in the schoolhouse door, and the murder of Medgar Evers on June 12, 1963.
I suppose you can say we’ve come a long, long way since those days when it took the National Guard to get children into schools and hey, aren’t we all post-racial now that we have twice elected a black man as president?
In a lot of ways we have. But there are still little reminders every day that we still have a long way to go. With rulings pending from the Supreme Court on voting rights and affirmative action, we’ll find out just how much.