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    Due to the Jim Crow laws and their enforcement by the Ku Klux Klan, not many blacks were voting in Southern states back then. All the more remarkable then, that 90% and more of those white voters supported FDR.

    Of course, what happened then, as I was told once by a 90-something distant cousin in Texas, explaining to us why he had changed parties, was that "they" sent a bunch of big ni@@ers from Harlem, picked by Eleanor Roosevelt, like 6-foot, 7-foot tall ni@@ers, down to the South ... and that led to all the trouble.

    I can't recall exactly what he said the 6- and 7-foot ni@@ers were gonna do down South. Impregnate all the white women was implied but not stated. Perhaps they were going to attempt to vote. Whatever. My mind had wandered off to view the spectacle of Eleanor Roosevelt standing on a platform on the corner of 125th and Lenox Avenue, probably flanked by Cong. Adam Clayton Powell, hand-picking the biggest baddest bucks in all of New York City.

    Damn, Where did they get them 7-foot tall and all? Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem, excuse, Lew Alcindor he would have been, hadn't been born. Hey, the N.B.A. hadn't been born back then. But there they were, those strapping muscular ni@@ers from Harlem, forcing their way into the nightmares and delusions of Southern white folks. I'm not sure those ni@@ers have have left out of Dixie yet.

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