Discrimination no longer valid excuse

By Walter Williams Last month, when Rosa Parks was laid to rest in Detroit, her eulogy contained well-deserved praise for her brave defiance of segregation laws that led to the 1955 Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott and later the 1956 Supreme Court ruling that banned public transportation segregation. The passing and remembrance of her generation of […]

Former students from once segregated school reunite

By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent Former students from what was once an all-black Clovis school got together this weekend, just like they have for the last 15 years, to share old stories, talk about their families and enjoy fellowship. Starting on Friday night and continuing with a banquet on Saturday night, more than 100 former […]

Condition at area schools during segregation ‘shameful’

STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS HOBBS — Today marks the 50th anniversary of the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that declared segregation unconstitutional and ended decades of separate schooling for whites and blacks. The legacy of Brown vs. Board of Education endures in New Mexico. In February, Clovis Community College adopted a resolution recognizing the […]