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  •  Yes, they did, but they don't THINK they did (6+ / 0-)

    Blacks are no longer slaves, many Southern states are impoverished and lower than they should be on educations scores and levels of infrastructure, and most proclamations by Southern religious types are met with head-shaking derision by anyone living in the Real World.

    On the other hand, they still can fly their Confederate flags, most of them still think an education is not as good as "common sense", and their religious leaders are given a platform and treated with respect.

    They have demonstrated time and again that it's not going to hurt them very much to make asses of themselves in public.  The respect for the media is extended to them simply by virtue of their appearing on it, with interviewers nodding and asking apparently serious questions and not bellowing What the hell is wrong with you Neanderthals?

    And, as they are afforded this undeserved respect, they see that the world changes around them, and believe (without true reason to do so) that they can change it back.

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    by filkertom on Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 07:24:43 AM PST

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