Friday, June 27, 2008

De facto and De Juro

Basically, you can make laws and become a Democracy, and still have people hate Gypsies and jews and so forth.
Or you can have laws Against Gypsies, but have the people love them.

In the first case, the Government has reformed itself but the majority of people haven't. (De Jure)
In the second case the People have reformed themselves but the government laws haven't. (De Facto)

What i do know is 100 years after we freed the blacks, we still have racism and still have racial profiling.
So it does take a long time for these things to change. I'd have to say though that the Irish are now fully integrated into America.

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