I can barely contain the rage I have felt because of these recent remarks.
This simply goes to show that today’s white leaders (or at least leading white male Republicans) seem to have never learned anything true about the Civil War. And why would they have? They grew up in segregated schools, in societies where white supremacy was the celebrated norm! Apparently, these norms haven’t changed!
Wake the hell up. Here’s our “heritage”:
If you want to get the basics of the “Confederate History” heritage crap prattled by Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, go here: http://theweek.com/article/index/201787/Haley_Barbours_slavery_remarks_Do_they_matter_for_diddly
Here’s an excellent editorial in the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/12/AR2010041203297.html