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Old 08-01-2019, 07:19 AM
 
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I'm with you 100% on everything above.
I would also like to mention this. There is a plaque in Seattle dedicated to Kris Kime. He was killed during the Seattle Mardi Gras riot in 2001, notably by Black gang members. It was be disrespectful for me as a Black person to pose in front of that plaque with guns. I would never have a mind to pose in front of that plaque with a gun or do anything to mock that plaque or what it's dedicated to. It's wrong. I would be wrong for doing that.

There is something more. Mississippi already has a bad reputation for racism, deeply rooted in its history. Those students doing what they did, all it's going to do is make some people think "yep, that's Mississippi".

 
Old 08-01-2019, 07:29 AM
 
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He's ... Big Daddy Trump. Just emulating his pappy or grandpappy or ... pappyism v. nannyism
I just see it from this perspective. Anyone who could excuse or condone what those students did, those persons are morally bankrupt.
 
Old 08-01-2019, 11:59 AM
 
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You need proof that a member of a fraternity founded by Robert E, Lee located in Old Miss posing in front of a monument were not republicans. Students at that university have a rich history of racial demonstrations against blacks.
Kappa Alpha wasn't founded by Robert E. Lee. Its founders, however, were inspired by Robert E. Lee.

And this incident isn't the first time Kappa Alpha was involved with racism. A University of Virginia chapter had an incident involving blackface. A University of Alabama chapter of KA held an "Old South" march wearing Confederate uniforms

Ole Miss definitely has a bad history. When Trent Lott was a student at University of Mississippi, he was part of the Simga Nu fraternity. In 1964, he went to a Sigma Nu convention to oppose ending the "whites only" clause. The Duke University and Dartmouth College chapters proposed to end the "whites only" rule. Lott sided with segregationists and Sigma Nu would remain "whites only" until the end of the 1960s.
 
Old 08-01-2019, 12:02 PM
 
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they probably should have done this a long time ago.

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The sign, which has been replaced three times since it was first erected in 2007, will be replaced with a metal marker weighing between 500 and 600 pounds, Patrick Weems, the commission’s executive director, tells TIME.
https://time.com/5637087/emmett-till...f-mississippi/
 
Old 08-01-2019, 12:13 PM
 
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A rather despicable thing to do.
 
Old 08-01-2019, 12:19 PM
 
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A rather despicable thing to do.
I agree with you 100%. It is a despicable thing to do. One thing that is even sadder than the persons who did this are people who approve of what those persons did.
 
Old 08-01-2019, 12:20 PM
 
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I agree with you 100%. It is a despicable thing to do. One thing that is even sadder than the persons who did this are people who approve of what those persons did.
There were a few hundred likes to the Instagram posting you can bet that there are many more.
 
Old 08-01-2019, 12:50 PM
 
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There were a few hundred likes to the Instagram posting you can bet that there are many more.
That doesn't surprise me one bit. One thing I do wonder is if someone I personally know would find that photo funny or give a like to that photo.
 
Old 08-01-2019, 01:00 PM
 
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What if many of their social circles consider this a plus?

Don't laugh - The Gov. of TN just made a holiday and statue dedication to perhaps the most dedicated and murderous Klansman of the past.

The reason photos like this exist is that they are now considered bragging rights...a feature...approved all the way from the bottom to the top.

Why wouldn't, for example, a politician in TN on the Right employ these guys? There is no reason - in fact, they probably have a leg up in many circles.

"Forrest apparently joined the Ku Klux Klan in 1867 (two years after its founding) and was elected its first Grand Wizard. The group was a loose collection of local factions, throughout the former Confederacy, that used violence and the threat of violence to maintain white control over the newly-enfranchised slaves. The Klan, with Forrest at the lead, suppressed voting rights of blacks and Republicans in the South through violence and intimidation during the elections of 1868"

Let's not kid ourselves here. They are just the tip of the spear.

Forrest succeeded beyond any doubt - it was 100 years before things even were 1/2 way back to normal.

Acting as if this didn't happen is silly.
This is true in certain regions of the country here today in 2019. Same as it was back in 1919 when the Klan was in its heyday. Back then, activist racism was considered to be part of the white culture and men who participated were rewarded. Back when America was "great".
 
Old 08-01-2019, 06:22 PM
 
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I don't approve. I just don't care.
Well, I care. Why don't you?
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