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To: Gay State Conservative
."It's too dangerous"."Think about the environment"."The traffic would be terrible,kids would be hit and killed".Stuff like that.Of course that wasn't the *real* reason.

My first boss out of college was a graduate of Amherst. I remember how impressed I was that he spent his vacation that summer as a Freedom Rider in Mississippi (it was 1963).

When he returned, to his dismay, he discovered that his landlord had rented the apartment next door to a black man. He was absolutely livid -- "I'm not gonna live next door to a GD nigger!"

So, he moved out.

It was my first lesson about liberals.

38 posted on 07/02/2013 7:39:44 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01
Most of the younger people today, don't know that two of the three civil rights workers killed in Mississippi were white.
They weren't taught the truth.
All they know is Medgar W. Evers , which is of little importance to those who lived through the tribulations of the 60s and 70s.
I had a older friend who worked for a well know house trailer dealer out of Meridian MS during that time, that was part of that situation on the old pond south of Philadelphia MS, and talked about the situation getting "out of control".
Her said they were just trying to scare the three out of the state, when a drunk pulled the trigger.

I was at Volk Field, Wisconsin, doing a summer camp with the Air National Guard in 76 and we well out the west gate to a burger joint and sat down on a picnic table to eat.
A black man pulled up in a Lincoln two door car in his late 60s and started talking to us when he heard our southern accent.
He told us of the hard times he'd had in the north, and was surprised we'd even talk to him, judging from our accent.
Needless to say, he said the prejudice he'd experienced in the north was far worse than what he'd seen down south, as a traveling salesman.
46 posted on 07/02/2013 8:18:53 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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