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Mississippi and Alabama: Just In Case You Forgot Open Racism Is Alive And Well

Mississippi and Alabama marked King-Lee Day as a state holiday.

Texas also gets a nod for celebrating Confederate Heroes Day on Lee’s actual birthday, Jan. 19, and its state employees can take a paid holiday on both Lee and MLK's days.
deadgerbil · 22-25, F
These people will use being proud of their heritage to justify them worshiping the confederacy and its legacy, yet when you point out the racism, they downplay it or make excuses. "It wasn't that bad" or "it was the Democrats who were racist and the KKK!" in a weak attempt to discredit the modern political party, while conveniently forgetting that the south was well represented by the socially conservative Democratic party at that time, until the party realignment.
Northwest · M
@pdockal [quote]South was predominantly Democratic and held conservative, agrarian-oriented, anti-big-business values. These values were characteristic of the Democratic Party at the time. The majority of Northern voters, on the other hand, were Republican

This, and $7.65, will buy you a venti peach-lemon iced tea at Starbucks. Pretend you have a working brain, and acknowledge that the Democrat party of 1862, has absolutely nothing to do with the Democrat party of 2023, and the same goes for the Republican party.

[quote]whether the United States was to be a dissolvable confederation of sovereign states or an indivisible nation with a sovereign national government;

This was NEVER an unresolved issue. The Constitution is clear, and there is no provision for secession.
pdockal · 56-60, M
@Northwest your missing the point and if you don't understand my point its useless to continue conversation with you
Northwest · M
@pdockal [quote]your missing the point and if you don't understand my point its useless to continue conversation with you[/quote]

"your" missing the part where you think you have a point.
These are also the states who don’t want Martin Luther King taught about in their schools because that prompts the discussion about [b]why[/b] he was important and then oops—CRT alert.

What would be comparable ? Celebrating VJ Day on Dec 7 ?
RocktheHouse · 36-40, M
Wait! How was George Washington and General Grant any bettet than General Lee? In that case, we should not celebrate any early American leaders as they all contributed to slavery, oppression and genocide. General Lee was no worse than George Washington who was a commander during the American-indian wars and set the course for genocide againt the native Americans. Also, under the same American flag you proudly represent today... except there were only 13 stars back then.
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Northwest · M
@RocktheHouse still not on topic, troll.
@RocktheHouse Grant and Washington won, Lee was, and is a loser.
Tennessee · 41-45, F
Wow makes me ashamed to be from Alabama, I wish I was born in Tennessee, nature made a mistake for making me an Alabamian
State government offices including the DMV close for Confederate Memorial Day in South Carolina as well, something Condé Nast fails to mention

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