Tag Archives: Reconstruction

You Don’t Stop Discrimination by Instituting New Policies that Discriminate

by Diane Rufino, August 21, 2021 Many years ago, when my children were in elementary and intermediate schools, I saw something that troubled me so much that it has continued to stick in my mind. I went to Wintergreen Elementary … Continue reading

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BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP: Does the 14th Amendment Really Recognize it for Illegal Aliens?

  by Diane Rufino, November 16, 2018 The term “birthright citizenship” refers to the idea that you can become a citizen of a country simply by being born there. The fancy legal term is jus soli, “right of the soil” … Continue reading

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RESOLUTION PROPOSING TO ELIMINATE ARTICLE 1, SECTION 4 (“SECESSION PROHIBITED”) FROM THE NC CONSTITUTION

Written and Proposed by Diane Rufino RESOLUTION TO REMOVE ARTICLE I: SECTION 4 from the NORTH CAROLINA CONSTITUTION This is a resolution to propose that Article I, Section 4 be removed from the NC state constitution, in part to acknowledge … Continue reading

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Why Have African-Americans Abandoned the Republican Party When the Republican Party Has Never Abandoned Them?

     by Diane Rufino “I have no separate feeling about being an American citizen and colored. I am merely a fragment of the Great Soul that surges within the boundaries. My country, right or wrong.”    —  Zora Neale Hurston. … Continue reading

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