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  •  A little sociology (1+ / 0-)
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    My mom grew up in Greenville, MS, the largest city in the Delta, not too far up the road from Yazoo City.

    Now the Delta folks always fancied themselves as the college-educated genteel cotton aristocracy, and they didn't have much use for the "white trash" klanners.

    For example, Greenville had a relatively large Jewish population with at one time 2 synagogues.  Jews were welcome in the Greenville Country Club.  That may surprise some people not familiar with the area, but basically since black-white was the overriding divide, and since Jews were white, that was all that mattered.

    And heretical ideas like that wouldn't sit well with the downscale Klan.  So, the Citizens Council flourished as the upscale racist group and put the non-violent patina on racism in the Delta.

    •  The warmth of other suns by (3+ / 0-)
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      Lying eyes, JeffW, WineRev

      Isabel Wilkerson tells the story of a century-long migration of millions of African Americand from the South. One of the best books pubLished in 2010. Read it (cry through it) as I have and hear AA voices tell what Jim Crow was like. If you don't know already what Barbour is up to, you should by time you get to page 100.

      He and the Rethugs and Teabaggers are racist SOBs. Jim Crow is being reinvented as James Crow.

      There are just 10 kinds of people; those who know binary and those who don't.

      by RudiB on Mon Dec 20, 2010 at 12:40:53 PM PST

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      •  Tipped for this: (1+ / 0-)
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        Jim Crow is being reinvented as James Crow.

        And don't forget to include all those other Southern-fried bastards who have shed (or never acquired) the accent: KKKarl Rove, James Baker, G.W. "Pork Rind" Bush, Lindsay Graham, "James" DeMint, Bob Cuccinelli, that Virginia delegate "Billy" Bob Marshall who wants to ban gays from the VA National Guard, Nathan "Real" Deal, "Diaper" Dave Vitter, Mark Foley, Louis "Golem" Gohmert, Joe "Oil Kiss" Barton, George "Maccaca" Allen, just to name a few.

        "James" Crow indeed!


        "God has given wine to gladden the hearts of people." Psalm 104:15

        by WineRev on Mon Dec 20, 2010 at 03:58:02 PM PST

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    •  I don't like that term. (0+ / 0-)

      it's a racial slur to white and back handed slur to black people even if put in quote marks.

      Please reconsider it's use.

      Thank You.

      "Don't fall or we both go." Derek Hersey 1957-1993

      by ban nock on Tue Dec 21, 2010 at 07:09:51 AM PST

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