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Re: “The Senate advances a disastrous immigration bill

Before the federal courts ordered South Carolina to intergrate its public schools, there was no active Republican Party in South Carolina. The Democratic primary was in fact the election. Those elected in the primary ran without opposition in the general election.

There was a man in Greenville, South Carolina, who owned several parking lots who became one of the leaders of those who opposed forced integration. Dick Riley was the governor at that time he urged all South Carolinians to remain calm and to peacefully integrate the schools. That man led a march on Columbia protesting intergration and in effect, Gov. Riley's efforts to maintain calm. The man to whom I refer is Carrol Campbell who went on to serve two terms as Governor.

The Republican Party has continued to grow and has for a long time controlled this state. The leaders of the party learned how to use code words to convey the message of prejudice. Lee Atwater was their teacher and who, incidentally, trained Karl Rove. Now all of the white rednecks have another group to hate – Latinos. And the beat goes on.

Posted by ThomMix on February 24, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Re: “The reaction to the Secession Gala says as much about its critics as attendees

In his book "Dixie's Censored Subject: Black Slave Owners" author Robert M Grooms states, "In the rare instances when the ownership of slaves by free Negroes is acknowledged in the history books, justification centers on the claim that black slave masters were simply individuals who purchased the freedom of a spouse or child from a white slaveholder and had been unable to legally manumit them. Although this did indeed happen at times, it is a misrepresentation of the majority of instances, one which is debunked by records of the period on blacks who owned slaves. These include individuals such as Justus Angel and Mistress L. Horry, of Colleton District, South Carolina, who each owned 84 slaves in 1830. In fact, in 1830 a fourth of the free Negro slave masters in South Carolina owned 10 or more slaves; eight owning 30 or more (2)."

Wonder if the ancestors of Justus Angel and Mistress L. Horry were invited to the Ball?


Posted by ThomMix on December 23, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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