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Is the South Still Racist?
Wall Street Journal, by Daniel Henninger

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Posted By:StormCnter, 3/7/2013 6:08:31 AM

At times even a chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court finds it useful, as the saying goes, to put the hay down where the goats can get it. And so it was last week in oral arguments over a big voting-rights case. At issue in Shelby County v. Holder was whether some states in the American South, unlike many states in the North, must still submit any change in voting practices to the Justice Department for approval, as required by one section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg noted,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: uno, 3/7/2013 6:21:28 AM     (No. 9212478)

The South is one of the last bastions of where common sense and manners still means more than Political Correctness. Therefore it must be attacked as being "racist"!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: strike3, 3/7/2013 6:31:16 AM     (No. 9212488)

Do obama-loving blacks live there?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Keekng, 3/7/2013 6:58:28 AM     (No. 9212527)

Having lived in the Midwest, Northwest, Southwest, deep South and Southeast, and also having traveled extensively to other areas, I can attest to the fact that racists exist in all areas. For pure and simple toleration of others and their culture, I will pick the South any day over the bigotry of those in non-Southern areas who consider themselves so special.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 3/7/2013 7:01:19 AM     (No. 9212534)

Only in the big cities...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rather Read, 3/7/2013 7:18:14 AM     (No. 9212556)

I live in the southeast. Of course there are racists and always will be. Racists of all colors. But when it comes to day to day interactions - give me the South. There´s still courtesy and a live and let live attitude.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bevan, 3/7/2013 7:20:14 AM     (No. 9212557)

Is the South Still Racist?
Yes, but most are black, hispanic and white liberals that moved from blue states.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: oh-heck, 3/7/2013 7:24:09 AM     (No. 9212568)

I live in TX. Each time there is a census, a multi-year process begins of redrawing boundaries of districts. A state approved plan gets completed in months. Then the plan gets appealed under the VRA. It used to be relatively simple to carve out protected districts for Sheila Jackson Lee and the CBO. But now those districts have growing Hispanic populations and the call has gone out to create Hispanic districts as well. This process takes at least 2 iterations. In my personal experience, the remaining pockets of racism are widely scattered. But the most blatant examples come from locations outside the South.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: franq, 3/7/2013 7:35:20 AM     (No. 9212585)

Show me the areas of highest black-on-white crime. There´s your racism.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Keekng, 3/7/2013 7:44:44 AM     (No. 9212600)

For some reason, black on white crime rates, by area, seems to be missing from Google / Bing, I wonder why that is......

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 3/7/2013 8:12:59 AM     (No. 9212650)

Only among the democRATS.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mrduc, 3/7/2013 8:13:18 AM     (No. 9212653)

Is Harlem still racist? Is Detroit still racist? Is Chicago still racist? Is ´´The Chocolate City´´ aka New Orleans, still racist? Is Philadelphia still racist? Is Memphis still racist? Is Atlanta still racist? There. Fixed the headline for you.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: treecat, 3/7/2013 8:32:38 AM     (No. 9212690)

On goats, Daniel Henninger knows not.



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Reply 13 - Posted by: FLCracker, 3/7/2013 8:38:34 AM     (No. 9212703)

Not any more racist than the North, West or California.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Catherine, 3/7/2013 9:12:00 AM     (No. 9212772)

I grew up in the deep south. Moved to FL in 1998, stayed for a few years. The most racist people I ever ran in to lived in FL. No joke. I was shocked at things I heard.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: udanja99, 3/7/2013 9:21:59 AM     (No. 9212793)

IIRC, 30 or so years ago the grand poobah or whatever of the KKK was from....Connecticut.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: udanja99, 3/7/2013 9:22:55 AM     (No. 9212796)

PS: #11, you forgot Washington, DC.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mickturn, 3/7/2013 9:23:17 AM     (No. 9212797)

Wrong question...Are Liberals still lying about everything having to do with race to put their collective boots on the necks of Red States?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Keekng, 3/7/2013 9:27:58 AM     (No. 9212810)

Be aware, #14, many / most Florida residents are from the North / Northeast. When they call cars, "cahs," it is easy to tell.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Democracy first, 3/7/2013 9:30:31 AM     (No. 9212815)

I have lived in the south the northwest in the Northeast. There´s nothing like the special kind of racism that whites have for blacks in the Northeast, despite their holier than thou attitude towards the south. Of course, the biggest elephant in the room is the racism that many blacks have against whites and Hispanics and all other non-blacks. Why doesn´t the auhor of this article want to talk about that?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: 80coyotekate, 3/7/2013 9:32:38 AM     (No. 9212819)

Are "Eastern Spending Pigs" still hell bent on destroying the American economy?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: MDConservative, 3/7/2013 9:33:49 AM     (No. 9212822)

The South´s mythic racism is foundational to the liberal scree that conservatives and Republicans are evil.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: marthaville, 3/7/2013 9:54:57 AM     (No. 9212866)

Everyone knows the South is full of a bunch of racists. We learned in school the Civil War was about one issue, slavery. It had nothing to do with states rights, much less the tariffs levied on southern ports.

Justice Sotomayor knows the white people in the south are a bunch of racists. She even thought about visiting the south once, but remembered her New York City education and how she learned it´s up to the enlightened folks of the northeast to make sure all racists in the south are eradicated.

Congressional districts are drawn in New York City to make sure the people have adequate Puerto Rican, Jamaican, Arab, Russian, Greek, French, German, Haitian and Nigerian representatives in the New York legislature and US Congress.

Look at the shining cities of New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles. All students, regardless of ethnic or racial identification, receive an education in the pubic schools that far surpasses the education received by students in the south. All students in the shining cities graduate from high school and most attend the best colleges in the nation.

So, yeah, we need to keep Thomas Perez and his band of bigots busy making sure black people in the south are able to vote for black candidates. The south probably needs to adopt the Cincinnati practice for voting. Get a job as a precinct worker. You get to vote absentee and in the regular election to make sure your vote counts. You are also allowed to vote for your family members if you have their permission. That way you make sure you have done your part to help the president get reelected.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: hotrod, 3/7/2013 9:59:54 AM     (No. 9212877)

I lived in southern Alabama during the early ´60s. I remember blacks moving off to Chicago, New York, Boston, Cleveland, Detroit and other northern cities. Many of them came back to Alabama after a while, telling of how mean they were treated and that they would never go back.

Also, schools do not teach children the fact that slavery was common in the northern states before the Civil War, or that there were black slave owners. They also do not teach that the Civil War was not instigated over slavery, but over economic issues. The slavery issue was introduced to stir emotions among apathetic northern citizens. You have to find some really old history books (printed up north) to get the truth about the civil war.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: razorx22, 3/7/2013 10:01:16 AM     (No. 9212881)

yep.
You yanks quit moving down here!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: shepsmum, 3/7/2013 1:01:39 PM     (No. 9213218)

#10 got it exactly right.

I graduated from high school in PA. The class was 750. One black student. The North isn´t so integrated. Easy to make pronouncements when you often don´t have to deal with the subject...

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Reply 26 - Posted by: M Stuart, 3/7/2013 1:57:47 PM     (No. 9213332)

I´m sick of having the government treat us like second class citizens. It´s racist and discriminatory.

The South of 50 years ago is not the same as today, but we have to bend over backwards to accommodate people who are quite arrogant.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: fobo, 3/7/2013 2:42:45 PM     (No. 9213420)

Henninger asks the wrong question. To my knowledge, it is not illegal to be racist. Bad manners to be personally demonstrative about it, maybe, but not unlawful. The question should be: Is the South acting in a racially discriminatory way in official matters? But,of course, that´s a knife that cuts both ways and not nearly as inflammatory.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Question_Assumptions, 3/7/2013 3:28:15 PM     (No. 9213519)

While I think it´s pretty clear that the Civil War was fought over slavery (a point made very clealry by most of the secession declarations and the CSA Constitution), the idea that the South is uniquely racist is laughable.

Racism and segregation is currently carried out in the Northeast and other blue states through school districts and housing prices. There is a reason why New Jersey has 603 school districts and only 566 municipalities -- kids don´t get desegregated and bussed between districts.

Note where all of the "public private schools" (that is, public schools with few poor or minority children attending them) are:

http://www.edexcellence.net/publications/americas-private-public.html

And that´s not even touching on the fact that the majority of liberal white parents in New York City wouldn´t even think of sending their own children to New York City public schools.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/8/2013 1:18:44 AM     (No. 9214221)

The south is ok, it´s just the people that come here trying to change us.

Mention the Civil War and the Rebel flag and the rest of the country goes nuts.
Do they still have the mob ´up north´ or in Chicago or Vegas ?



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