State’s history one of integration

During our nation’s bicentennial celebration in 1976, a group I belonged to at the time decided to build a series of dioramas explaining the previous 200 years in the American Southwest. It was part of an ambitious project presented in the local library. It turned out to be more difficult than we’d thought. We didn’t […]

Condition at area schools during segregation ‘shameful’

STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS HOBBS — Today marks the 50th anniversary of the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that declared segregation unconstitutional and ended decades of separate schooling for whites and blacks. The legacy of Brown vs. Board of Education endures in New Mexico. In February, Clovis Community College adopted a resolution recognizing the […]

Constitutions are hard to make from scratch

Freedom Newspapers I n talking about efforts to create a new constitution for Iraq, comedian Jay Leno quipped that perhaps the Iraqis could use the U.S. Constitution, given that it isn’t being used here much anymore. That’s a good line, and a reminder of how difficult it is to create a constitution from scratch. The […]