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Saturday, October 27, 2012

BBC: The Civil Rights Era

Source: BBC-
Source: BBC: The Civil Rights Era

Foreign news coverage of one of the most important periods in American history. Which is the power of BBC especially BBC News which is basically the CNN of Britain as far as their reach in their own country, but also in Europe and around the world.

I believe one of the reasons why the civil rights era and movement was covered not just so heavily in America where of course it should have been covered heavily, but around the world as well, was because America has always been at least since post-World War II as the beacon and spokesperson for liberal democracy. Not just in America, but around the world as well. And yet this was a country that was denying roughly 1-10 of its own Americans their constitutional and equal rights under law. Laws prohibiting African-Americans from even getting an education, as well as voting and even getting employment or even bank loans. Which is what Russia and Cuba, used against America during the Cold War and saying that we were hypocritical to speak out against authoritarianism around the world when we were subsidizing authoritarianism against one race of Americans in their own country.