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Jeb Bush rips ‘morphing,’ 'abhorrent’ Trump on immigration


Donald Trump “seems to be morphing” into the very politician he “railed against,” former primary opponent Jeb Bush said Thursday, digging into Trump’s latest pivot on immigration, which political observers have noted most closely resembles the former Florida governor’s own position on the issue.

“Well, I can only say that whatever his views are this morning, they might change this afternoon, and they were different than they were last night, and they’ll be different tomorrow,“ the former governor told WABC Radio’s Rita Cosby in aninterview Thursday.

Bush, whose own campaign hands have expressed similar sentiments, remarked that he could not specifically comment on Trump’s views because "they seem to be ever, ever changing, depending on what crowd he’s in front of.”

“Sounds like a typical politician, by the way, where you get in front of one crowd and say one thing, and then say something else to another crowd that may want to hear a different view,” Bush continued. “All the things that Donald Trump railed against, he seems to be morphing into — it’s kind of disturbing.”

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This teacher is thrilling the internet

Homework is getting a makeover. As more research has been done, the recommendations for homework are lessening, particularly for younger students.

This Texas teacher did her own research and decided to implement a change in her classroom. A parent of a child in her class shared this note, and it’s gone viral.

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Photo courtesy of Samantha Gallagher.

Here’s an excerpt from Yarn v City of Atlanta (1948):

The Chief of Police, addressed to the Police Committee of the General Council, and reading as follows: “With reference to the employment of negro policemen on a trial basis, and in negro communities in Atlanta, Georgia, I wish to advise that, after discussing it with many Chiefs of Police in other Southern cities, and giving it long and serious consideration from the standpoint of law enforcement only, and what is best for the Atlanta Police Department in the long run, I am of the opinion that they can be successfully employed under the following conditions: 

1. That they not be allowed to exercise police power over white people.
2. That a negro police precinct be established. 
3. That a delegation be sent to other Southern cities to study their method of operation and regulations.
4. And that they not be given civil service status until their success has been proven.
The success or failure would depend on the personnel employed, and regardless how well screened they are, it is inevitable that some `misfits’ will be employed. With these stipulations I affix my signature to the resolution, indicating my favorable recommendation and approval.”

From what I gather, Yarn V Atlanta is a case about petition against Atlanta stating the violations around this use of “negro police”. That this law would essentially allow white citizens to terrorize black neighborhoods, commit crimes against black people, with the full knowledge that black cops aren’t allowed to arrest white people. 

The court dismissed the petition, and then later unanimously upheld the decision to dismiss the petition when it was later challenged - affirming that the police chief can authority to tell his police officers where they are allowed to work and who they are allowed to arrest. They even noted: “many solid reasons could be stated why such a policy would be wise”

By 2016 we all are very well aware of the types of systemic and institutional racism that had lead us today’s troubling relationship between police and black Americans. It’s another thing to see primary sources that wove racist ideologies into state law and charter. That racism was “normal” to most americans, just like being anti-black is still normal to many Americans today.