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Ho-hum- when will the NAACP start dealing with Black student achievement instead of some flag?
This proves the NAACP has lost it's mandate and have not advanced with the times. "Colored people" have advanced but the NAACP has slithered back into old Jim Crow patterns and ways of thinking.
Their description of how some blacks feel about the flag brings to mind the racist term coon. I am embarrassed to continue to read stories of this issue with the NAACP. This money could be better spent by assisting inner city programs and promoting the development of young talent.
Willie Levi Casey Jr. of Spotsylvania re-enacts as a Confederate private
Willie Casey (second from right) says people don't understand why he joined the Sons of Confederate Veterans. 'People say to me, "Do you support slavery?" I say, "No. I support preserving Southern history and telling it the way it is."
ROCKVILLE--In the Hanover County woods where men in blue and men in gray are shooting at each other, it's all noise and smoke and stink.
Across a field there's cannon fire so loud it resets your heartbeat for you. Horses whicker, and men shout. Fog-thick gunpowder smoke gives off a rotten-egg reek.
For Confederate Pvt. Casey of the 6th North Carolina State Troop, a Civil War re-enactment unit, the conflict is all external.
In real life, the Rebel private is Maj. Willie Levi Casey Jr. of the U.S. Army--a tasty bit of irony if you're looking for it.
But Casey sees no irony at all in re-enacting as a 19th-century soldier in gray and being a 21st-century African-American.
Casey, a 40-year-old resident of Spotsylvania County's Chancellor area, is a Southerner by birth and proud of it by choice.
He's been re-enacting since 1997 and was welcomed as a full member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Matthew Fontaine Maury Camp No. 1722 two years ago.
It all makes sense, he said, if you view the Civil War not as a textbook struggle between good and evil, but as the nuanced conflict it truly was.
"Look at the mentality of a black person in the South" at the time of the Civil War, Casey said. That person's ancestors might have been living in the South for 150 years before the war.
In such a case, he said, "You may be a Southerner by force, but you are a Southerner."Continue Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star
that's a thumb in the eye that MATTERS to the TRUE CAUSE.
only about a MILLION southron BLACK men are elgible, as we had OVER 100,0000 loyal black CSA veterans!