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Way to completely miss her point. She's saying that not being able to have a hamburger at Woolworths or go to a movie theater did not define her. Her parents raised her to achieve, to work hard and go for her dreams. We aren't inferior unless we choose to be. That's a paraphrase of Eleanor Roosevelt, by the way, hardly a conservative icon. And as several people have already pointed out, in general, it was Republicans who supported the Civil Rights Act, not Democrats. And of the people you mention specifically, Goldwater and Reagan may (or may not - I don't know) have opposed it, but Rand Paul was what, 6 years old? He opposes it now, possibly. You should learn to write clearly.
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