Tag Archives: Civil Rights

Life Skills Required To Be A (Despised) Minority

I have spent some of the Pandemic researching my own family History. The despicable comments by (Lady) Kate Hoey have angered a lot of people in the nationalist community. At this point, I do not want to go into much … Continue reading

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Mass Rocks (Dungeon, Fire & Sword?)

American academics who are interested in Civil Rights rarely understand that integrated education (Catholics and Protestants) was not a basic demand in Norn Iron. Educating black and white children together was a prime demand by Civil Rights activists in Alabama … Continue reading

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A Play Wot He Wrote

A new play by Martin Lynch. Haven’t we suffered enough?

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Civil Rights Commemoration

This year will mark the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Association. No doubt a lot of events planned. This one looks interesting. Of course a lot of organisations etc will be wrapping themselves in the Civil Rights cause. Some … Continue reading

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“Yer Own’s The Worst”

I am feeling oddly nostalgic this morning. In part it is because I as replying to a comment from “An Sionnach Fionn”. Three years ago, I gave a lecture on Norn Iron to a group of post-grads at Texas State … Continue reading

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Politics Is Generational

An End to Politics? I am not sure. It strikes me that all Politics is about the Future and if a person doesnt think they have much of a future….typically an unemployed youth is routinely described as “disenfranchised” and a … Continue reading

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“Selma”: LetsGetAlongerist Porn?

A new movie “Selma” tells the story of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights movement. Although it is fair to say that the scale in the Old South was greater than in the North of Ireland, it is worth … Continue reading

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At Last…An Answer For Carlos

Carlos has been on my mind a lot this past two weeks or so. He was one of the post-graduate students I met at Texas State University in February last year. I was lecturing on the Troubles with particular reference … Continue reading

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Chris Lyttle Has A Dream

Congratulations to Chris Lyttle MLA of Alliance Party for hosting a reception at Stormont tomorrow to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech. Hmmm the problem with being as old as I am….I know … Continue reading

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What Do Young People Think?

Over the weekend I was thinking a lot about my trip to Texas three months ago.The very last question put to me was ” What do young people in Norn Iron think? The question was put as we were all … Continue reading

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