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The Ugly Side of the Southern Belle
NY Times ^ | January 15, 2013 | Blain Roberts

Posted on 01/16/2013 6:05:31 PM PST by Bon of Babble

From 1921, when the contest began in Atlantic City, through World War II, only one woman representing a former Confederate state won the competition. Then, beginning in 1947, when a woman from Memphis earned the top honor, the fortunes of Southern contestants rose precipitously. From 1950 to 1963, seven southerners were crowned (each served the following year), including back-to-back wins by Mississippians in 1958 and 1959 — though southerners made up only one-fifth of the possible winners.

These were, of course, the years when black Southerners opened a full-scale campaign against Jim Crow, prompting a bitter backlash by white Southerners. White resistance began in earnest in 1954, when the Supreme Court issued Brown v. Board of Education, its decision to desegregate public schools.

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To: dljordan

Too true. From a southern belle who called her father “Daddy”, too!


51 posted on 01/16/2013 7:53:45 PM PST by KYGrandma (The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home.....)
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To: deweyfrank

“You don’t even have enough balls to post where you’re from on your about page. I think you’re a fraud.”

Don’t you think you’re wrapped a little tight tonight?


52 posted on 01/16/2013 8:15:50 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: RFEngineer

Maybe!!!!


53 posted on 01/16/2013 8:24:56 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: ConradofMontferrat

For those with white guilt I tell them that white people ended slavery on this continent and several others, so there is no reason to feel guilt. If someone wants to fight slavery they should go to the Mideast where east Asians are abused by Arabs. I believe some Asian nanny was beheaded just the other day.


54 posted on 01/16/2013 8:33:21 PM PST by wrencher
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To: Bon of Babble

HNN: Blain Roberts: “So, Are You in the Market for a Slave?”: Slavery and the Tourism Industry in Charleston, South Carolina

“The History News Network recorded this video of Blain Roberts speaking at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association on January 7, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts”

http://sfsuhsa.blogspot.com/2011/01/hnn-blain-roberts-so-are-you-in-market.html?m=1


55 posted on 01/16/2013 8:43:25 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Bon of Babble

I heard that the NYT did a purge last week.From now on,all contributors have a fine Marxist pedigree.


56 posted on 01/16/2013 8:46:07 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Bon of Babble
Press Here
57 posted on 01/16/2013 8:50:20 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Bon of Babble

The yankees at the NY Times are still fighting the War of Northern Aggression.


58 posted on 01/16/2013 8:57:48 PM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: Rebelbase

Isn’t the NYT the same newspaper that endorsed Stalin’s actions while he was committing genocide? I see they haven’t changed, either.


59 posted on 01/16/2013 9:04:00 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Their star correspondent Walter Duranty did give a hearty endorsement of Joseph Stalin.


60 posted on 01/16/2013 9:25:38 PM PST by kcvl
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Stalin’s Apologist: Walter Duranty: The New York Times’s Man in Moscow [Hardcover]
S.J. Taylor (Author)

http://www.amazon.com/Stalins-Apologist-Walter-Duranty-Timess/dp/0195057007


61 posted on 01/16/2013 9:32:26 PM PST by kcvl
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To: wardaddy

I thought you might have something to say about this nonsense. I would ping the MS Ping list, but I can’t cut and paste on this machine.


62 posted on 01/16/2013 10:56:43 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Bon of Babble
Comment censured by me. I figured that I would save the mods the trouble. It was one of my better ones too!..

LS

63 posted on 01/17/2013 3:17:02 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Bon of Babble

I will say this much... hey blain... avoid ever meeting me at any cost.

LLS


64 posted on 01/17/2013 3:18:37 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Bon of Babble

What I mean by that is I would bitch slap him... nothing more... don’t want the Gestapo to worry.

LLS


65 posted on 01/17/2013 3:20:16 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: ctdonath2

we still do get “Garden and Gun” regularly, and I love the articles about female gun enthusiasts. There is a gun group in SC that calls itself “GRITS” = Girls Really InTo Shooting.”

Of course, I’m a GRITS also: grandma raised in the South! :)


66 posted on 01/17/2013 4:34:04 AM PST by sassy steel magnolia
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To: ConradofMontferrat

“And WHY is that? Why do you HATE white women so much? What do they do that frightens you so much? What is SO worrying about that peaceful expression”

I was born and raised in the South, I am white and that is a cultural expression, that means the lady in question is not pleased. You need to seek professional help.


67 posted on 01/17/2013 4:54:02 AM PST by dljordan (Voltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: dljordan

It depends on how its said....99 percent its genuine but when said sarcastic then its venom


68 posted on 01/17/2013 5:37:31 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: Bon of Babble

The academic Nazi professors NEVER sleep.

Blain Roberts, an assistant professor of history at California State University, Fresno, is the author of the forthcoming book “Pretty Women: Female Beauty in the Jim Crow and Civil Rights South.”

Can you imagine all the young minds this woman has tainted during her “academic career”?


69 posted on 01/17/2013 5:44:13 AM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Venturer

The NY Slimes want YOU DEAD and GONE....if it is not clear to you now you are delusional!


70 posted on 01/17/2013 5:49:38 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: SeaHawkFan

Blacks were never barred from public.trsnsport

They just had black and white section.and contrary to myth blacks often sat in front section not back

I was there...


71 posted on 01/17/2013 5:53:27 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: deweyfrank; RFEngineer
You don’t even have enough balls to post where you’re from on your about page. I think you’re a fraud.

Some of the older FReepers years ago learned the wisdom of not posting any identifying information on their home pages.

If you're not just using FR as a conservative Facebook chat site, the various agents of the American Police State are usually QUITE interested in identifying information they can find about you.

72 posted on 01/17/2013 5:53:47 AM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Bon of Babble

Oprah is black and from the south, last I heard that gal made out pretty well.


73 posted on 01/17/2013 5:56:51 AM PST by The Toll
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To: Bon of Babble

What a load. It seems anybody can post anything on “News/Activism” now. But...why this particular snark item?


74 posted on 01/17/2013 6:05:29 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: sassy steel magnolia

Garden and guns is run by libs

Guns to them are Purdey twins

Most of the writers are urban hipsters or yamkees


75 posted on 01/17/2013 6:20:54 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: kiryandil; deweyfrank

I dont buy that

Iagree with dewey frank

Most I see here who hide do it to be jackasses and race bait and south bash and stir the pot faking culture war zeal


76 posted on 01/17/2013 6:26:02 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: kiryandil
If you're not just using FR as a conservative Facebook chat site, the various agents of the American Police State are usually QUITE interested in identifying information they can find about you.

This may be an accurate assessment of life in America in 2013, but do you really want to live that way? Like a swamp fox? I don't show my State flag on the About page because I live in a State that scoffers love to bash. Cuts down on the crappy comments, I'm hoping.
77 posted on 01/17/2013 6:36:37 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: iopscusa

The feeling is mutual.


78 posted on 01/17/2013 7:17:25 AM PST by Venturer
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To: wardaddy
I dont buy that

Well, I frankly doubt that you ever tangled with Eschoir or Dan Moldy, dearheart.

79 posted on 01/17/2013 8:09:37 AM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: kiryandil

Dearheart?

I like that.....bless yer heart


80 posted on 01/17/2013 8:36:49 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: wardaddy

“It depends on how its said....99 percent its genuine but when said sarcastic then its venom”

It’s all in their eyes.


81 posted on 01/17/2013 10:09:29 AM PST by dljordan (Voltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: Venturer

Agree, the end of this ignoble exercise, the NYTimes cannot happen soon enough, in my estimation.


82 posted on 01/17/2013 11:52:21 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Bon of Babble

What an incoherent argument. She must have been really jealous of the pretty girls when she was growing up, and now that she has a soapbox, she is throwing the worst insult at them that she can think of. She totally fails to show a link between Southern beauty queens and racism, such a strange leap, and absolutely no critical thinking skills.


83 posted on 01/17/2013 1:35:40 PM PST by RedWhiteBlue (Mama tried)
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