The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers): The LBJ Presidential Library last week hosted a civil rights summit marking the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. President Obama and former Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter all attended. Clinton suggested that after 50 years of progress on civil rights, some in Congress want to take the country backward. Agree or disagree?
I think they have already taken us. Mary Elkins Lewis
The only people who want to keep any race or anyone down are the progressives who have to try and convince people they are being held down. After 50-plus years of voting Democrat the poor are still poor and getting more poor daily. Charles Cromer
Given the number of states, Texas included, that moved within days or mere hours of the Supreme Court ruling regarding the Voting Rights Act to impose restrictions that were previously disallowed, how can there even be a question? Clinton was definitely right. Kenneth Bunting
Disagree. A political statement meant to create fear. We are not ever going to go backward in civil rights progress. Ben Adkins
Very much agree. They will say it with no reservations. Michael Ward
Not just Congress! John Smith
I suppose Bill Clinton is as knowledgeable as anyone about what the Democrats in Congress want to do. Timothy Fish