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Friday, February 11, 2011

Does Mississippi Need This Ghost?

  Mississippi governor Haley Barbour is no stranger to racial controversies. Recently, the man romanticized a segregationist town council from his childhood, yet he's still thinking of running for president in 2012.Now the NAACP is hoping the governor will stop the production of a license plate commemorating General Nathan Bedford.

  The Sons of Confederate Veterans would like a series of plates commemorating the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War, one lost by the South. General Bedford was known for leading a massacre of a black Union Army unit and was one of the founders of the Ku Klux Klan. Needless to say, black groups as well as others are fuming at the suggestion. The Sons don't see what the big deal is, saying they think Bedford disavowed the KKK at some point in time.

  I've been looking at message boards related to this and noticed a disturbing amount of people defending the idea of this plate. And I say go for it. If you want to drive around with a license plate showing your loyalty to a man who founded a terrorist organization, so be it. Yes, it's absolutely offensive that anyone would want to have this plate, but you're essentially telling the whole world once and for all that you're a bigot. Just don't bitch when you come out of KFC to find your F-150 incinerated.

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