THE RETURN OF JIM CROW By Andre Austin Back in the 1960’s the NAACP held a funeral for Jim Crow. Unfortunately, the Supreme court has made folly last week in Resurrecting Mr. Crow from his sleep of racial segregation. Five of the Supremes have turned back the clock of time to 1896 when “Separate but Equal” was the order of business with Plessy v. Ferguson perpetuating two classes of citizenship. The Supreme Court in reality overruled, betrayed and reversed Brown v Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas in 1954 which in turn overruled the racial segregation of Plessy v. Ferguson. I was fooled by some of the newly appointed justices media performances. When the Senate held confirmation hearings with Chief Justice John Roberts he spoke highly, (with a million dollar smile), about Brown and Plessy giving us the impression he considered Brown settled precedent. During a recent Democratic debate at Howard University, candidate Joe Biden said “now you see why I was so hard on him” at the Senate confirmation. However, Demagogues like Biden wasn’t that hard. During the confirmation hearings Biden put on a college hat of John Roberts alma mater and told Roberts he was with him. The Supreme court is illogical. It’s not healthy to want to maintain racial diversity and then proclaim you can’t use race as a factor to kill racial segregation. There are many benefits to having a variety of different ethic groups socialize together in a school environment. For example: It would be great to have a CEO or executive of a corporation who went to school with and now is looking at a resume of an ethnic name of lets say Wanakee? But the business of the day, with studies and statistics to back it up, is discarding black sounding names into the trash bin. Instead of having cross-cultural appreciation of names in our society we have characters like Bill Cosby denouncing Mothers judgments in the naming of their children. The Supreme court in jest pretends whites are being discriminated in order to produce their judicial fiat for persons of color to suffer segregation. Jim Crow is now alive again. Are we going back to the time of segregated hospitals for birth and segregated cemeteries for death? President Bush’s blessings and dreams have come true through his Supreme court nominations. They now think they got us where they think we should be-Jim Crowed.