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Old 08-19-2018, 04:43 PM
 
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Mississippi really needs to get over it. The south lost a civil war that was about keeping other humans enslaved. Yet the confederate general worship continues, it's complete disrespect to the minority population of the state and its a form of passive intimidation that needs to stop.
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Old 08-19-2018, 04:53 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Meh .... We're over it. Hardly ever think about it.
How you coming?
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Old 08-19-2018, 05:09 PM
 
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Meh .... We're over it. Hardly ever think about it.
How you coming?



Right, you're over it, but if anyone tried to change the name of Forrest country racist rednecks would come out of the wood works to protest. There shouldn't be any counties named after KKK founders.
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Old 08-19-2018, 06:01 PM
 
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No one cares about the Civil War anymore, that street was probably named a hundred years ago. Forrest and Jefferson Davis counties were probably named 150 years ago. No one cares enough to change them. No one forces anyone to live on any particular street, in any particular country or state. If the name of a street offended me, I simply wouldn't buy there.
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Old 08-20-2018, 08:29 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Right, you're over it, but if anyone tried to change the name of Forrest country racist rednecks would come out of the wood works to protest. There shouldn't be any counties named after KKK founders.
There are about 50 building in the US named for Robert Byrd, who promoted the KKK as late as 1946. Forrest's Klan died out in the 1870's. Maybe you should direct your energy toward getting the names of those buildings changed.
During the last years of his life Forrest denounced racism and made speeches promoting racial harmony. Given that endearing, admirable and even courageous change of heart I would think that all people would admire him. I certainly do.
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Old 08-20-2018, 09:35 AM
 
Location: The South
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There are about 50 building in the US named for Robert Byrd, who promoted the KKK as late as 1946. Forrest's Klan died out in the 1870's. Maybe you should direct your energy toward getting the names of those buildings changed.
During the last years of his life Forrest denounced racism and made speeches promoting racial harmony. Given that endearing, admirable and even courageous change of heart I would think that all people would admire him. I certainly do.
Robert Byrd was also a talented musician. Whats not to like

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8BouPR8ZczI
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Old 08-20-2018, 06:39 PM
 
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There are about 50 building in the US named for Robert Byrd, who promoted the KKK as late as 1946. Forrest's Klan died out in the 1870's. Maybe you should direct your energy toward getting the names of those buildings changed.
During the last years of his life Forrest denounced racism and made speeches promoting racial harmony. Given that endearing, admirable and even courageous change of heart I would think that all people would admire him. I certainly do.
I guess he doesn't know that the mansion at the Arlington Cemetery is named the Robert E Lee memorial.
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Old 08-20-2018, 07:25 PM
 
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I guess he doesn't know that the mansion at the Arlington Cemetery is named the Robert E Lee memorial.
If you know that I'm assuming you have visited. Arlington is impressive. Owned by Robert E. Lee (via his marriage to George Washington's Great Granddaughter) before the Civil War. It was abandoned by Lee's wife early in the war and taken by the union due to nonpayment of taxes.

Lee was offered a senior command in the Union Army but turned it down to follow his home state of Virginia. Interestingly, Lee was opposed to Confederate Memorials, believing they would harm reconciliation.
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Old 09-08-2018, 08:12 PM
 
Location: The Madison Plantation
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Tear down those monuments, street signs, county names, and plaques named after Democrats? Oh wait, you thought those historical figures were Republicans, didn't ya?


The War of Northern Aggression was about states' rights, which also included involuntary servitude by black Africans sold by other black Africans to Europeans who brought them west.
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Old 09-09-2018, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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OP would choke if he knew about Lee County, Jefferson Davis County, Calhoun County, George County, Humphreys County, Lamar County, Prentiss County, Stone County and Walthall County were all name after Confederate and/or pre-Civil War slaveowners relative to the state's history.
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