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May 14, 2004 11:56 AM   Subscribe

Emmett Till's murder case has been reopened, nearly fifty years after the killers' acquittal. Don't I mean alleged killers? No, the cretins happily confessed all to a national newsweekly after their trial. A thousand details here, and a couple more in the subsequent letters to the editor, that will forever kill any nostalgia you might have for the "old days."
posted by stupidsexyFlanders (8 comments total)
Whoops, make that letters to the editor.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 12:05 PM on May 14, 2004

The southern white man has contributed gladly to that advancement and will continue to do so, if social reformers who know little about our problem will let us work it out in our own way...

Yeah, right. Just like the South was doing a great job of desegregation and race relations before the Supreme Court had to ruin everything by butting in with the Brown ruling.

Great post, Flanders.
posted by The Card Cheat at 12:29 PM on May 14, 2004

Gotta love that Southern Strategy.

It ain't racist, its compassionate conservatism!

Its not hate, its heritage. (a heritage of hate)

Damn liberals keep butting into our personal lynchings business!

Thanks for the post!
posted by nofundy at 12:42 PM on May 14, 2004

Gotta love that Southern Strategy.

Gotta love sweeping generalities. Lucky for you, South-bashing is trés fashionable.
posted by dhoyt at 1:01 PM on May 14, 2004

yeah! and dem southern democrats were just thrilled about the abolishment of slavery!
posted by Satapher at 2:07 PM on May 14, 2004

South-bashing is trés fashionable.

not to mention, slanderous, one assumes
posted by matteo at 3:31 PM on May 14, 2004

Yup, keep clinging to that old floater that says everything evil in the states comes from the south. There sure isn't any racism in the North, nosirree, nothing bad never happened up here. And if it did, well, we got the idea from the south. We'll just ignore the fact that something, something about the north is driving Afr. Americans back south by the millions in recent year, continuing to demonize the south instead of even thinking about the problems we as a nation still face with race.

Good idea.

Great slice of recent history, SSF.
posted by kavasa at 4:47 PM on May 14, 2004

I think the South still has extremely racist, more isolated areas, whereas the more backward areas of the North tend to be much less fearsome. But in the best areas of either side, it's about the same.
posted by abcde at 8:57 PM on May 14, 2004

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