Monday, December 14, 2009

2 finals tomorrow..

the law stands, but people move

...that's what I said in response to the legal discourse we were having regarding Title VII of the Equal Rights Protection Clause. Its tenets revolve around the realm of sexual harassment, integration, employment discrimination, and all things notwithstanding.

Think about it...only until a decade later did the effects of Brown v. Board of Education actually visibly permeate into the lives of those who never saw nor felt its proceedings come into effect.

Thurgood Marshall-the NAACP's chief counsel, argued the case before the Supreme Court, and in a landmark decision which overturned earlier rulings in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), de jure racial segregation was ruled a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. And yet, trends of racial segregation were continually upheld throughout the nation, for over ten years...

Because the law stands, but people move.

The law forbade segregation, Brown v. Board deemed disintegration illegal- those who practiced it were tried. The law stood in its place. But it wasn't until activists, community members, and those who sought to mobilize people of color, minorities and the economically and socially disenfranchised and disadvantaged, did change finally occur. The law stood, but people moved it, by reacting and activating IT.

And that is why, my friends, many present-day lawyers become present-day union activists.

But I digress, both in this entry, and in my studies. -_-


Sunday, December 13, 2009

the monotony of life in current standing must now mean :)

...that Monday is the day of all days.