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  •  de facto is that Jim Crow has never left (7+ / 0-)

    it still exists, albeit without the formal trappings of law, but still alive and well.  while there are a few oases  of reason throughout the region, in most areas, visit your local churches and note how color coded they are.  While public schools are integrated, visit the lunchroom and see who is sitting where.  Visit with the local civic organizations or private schools and note the one note race.  Check marriage banns and most marriages are not interracial.  And so it goes; our society remains largely segregated.  What appears to be backsliding is instead the transgressions of the past are instead ongoing transgressions becoming overt again.  Wake County NC may be the most stark example of the civil war which continues to rage in the country; there we saw a school board fail in its attempts to resegregate schools

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