Good Reason or Racism? Public Service or Public Display?

Knowing the difference is the entirety of the context behind the last night’s Bay Waveland School District Trustee discussion and vote at the Bay City Council meeting. First we have this:

Black official called N-word in letter read aloud at controversial Bay City Council meeting ~ Paul Hampton

Paul’s rendition of the events involving last night’s City Council meeting is spot on. Councilman Reed did read such a letter. My thought on that subject comport to those of Alice and Michelle. I had another councilman bring up receiving a nasty gram or two on this subject just like when Mrs. Arnold was appointed last July with Councilman Seal bringing up such an instance. Nasty grams and school board appointments have that time honored pattern in the Bay. So much effort for so little per diem indeed.

Folks, Hancock County got to watch the Courtney Thomas library drama unfold last year, so predicting a bad spinoff show for this year’s spring season for the school board seat involving Momma was a no brainer as was predicting it’s cancellation. That said it takes both talent and dedication to alienate both the Hancock County Board of Supervisors and the Mayor of the County’s largest City.

In any event, for all the posturing we saw at last night’s meeting, the City Council members that were very critical of the Mayor’s choice of Ms. Lathrop didn’t seem to want to discuss any of the Mayor’s reasons for letting Ms. Thomas go after two years of service and replacing her with Ms. Lathrop. I reckon it was easier to play the race card than to discuss actual issues. Voting against Ms. Lathrop’s appointment were Councilmen Reed and Zimmerman with Councilman Seal attempting to have it both ways.

Finally, I’ll tackle the reason why the Bay Waveland School Board maintained diversity with Ms. Lathrop’s appointment despite the fact she replaces an African American since it is a hot potato. Continue reading “Good Reason or Racism? Public Service or Public Display?”

You know the ol’ family tree has to be too straight…

As a point of disclosure my ancestors fought on both sides and none owned slaves. I’m glad to not be saddled with that burden:

A Declaration of the Immediate Causes which Induce and Justify the Secession of the State of Mississippi from the Federal Union

In the momentous step, which our State has taken of dissolving its connection with the government of which we so long formed a part, it is but just that we should declare the prominent reasons which have induced our course.

Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery – the greatest material interest of the world. Its labor supplies the product, which constitutes by far the largest and most important portions of commerce of the earth. These products are peculiar to the climate verging on the tropical regions, and by an imperious law of nature, none but the black race can bear exposure to the tropical sun. These products have become necessities of the world, and a blow at slavery is a blow at commerce and civilization. That blow has been long aimed at the institution, and was at the point of reaching its consummation. There was no choice left us but submission to the mandates of abolition, or a dissolution of the Union, whose principles had been subverted to work out our ruin.

A state and society predicted on the enslavement of our fellow man sounds pretty barbaric to me. Worse are those that actually still celebrate it:

Karl Oliver Lynching

Rep. Karl Oliver: Those removing Confederate monuments ‘should be lynched’ ~ Kate Royals Continue reading “You know the ol’ family tree has to be too straight…”

Not another noose!

I was asked by a reader to highlight the following:

Noose on Ole Miss integration statue brings federal indictment ~ AP

The arrest raises disturbing implications so I understand the interest as even Mr. Meredith apparently hates his own statue. No doubt the message conveyed by the perpetrators is one of hate, but is it a crime? Apparently AG Holder thinks so as we have a federal indictment.

I am uncomfortable with the constitutional implications. Fire away your thoughts in comments.

Is Shelburne Nova Scotia mayor Alan Delaney a racist? IMHO the Slabbed Nation is uniquely equipped to answer this question.

Keith Jacklin / www.SouthCoastToday.Ca

Folks there is a story I’ve been holding onto for several days now that is of the compelling variety even though it is someone elses small town news. Simply put, one doesn’t hear much about the doings in a small town in southern Nova Scotia anywhere in the States and since the Canadian people are rumored to be tolerant souls the topic fits on Slabbed, especially with AROD lurking about to lend his insight to the subject matter of racism and abuse of civil rights under the color of law. So lets start by highlighting Timothy Gillespie’s story from last week, Shelburne mayor blinks, charges dropped on bullying victim.

The highly anticipated trial of a man accused by Shelburne mayor Alan Delaney of causing a disturbance at Town Hall was canceled at the last moment Wednesday as the crown prosecutor admitted that there was little chance of a conviction.

The trial is part of what Keith Jacklin says is years of persecution by the Town and two years of out-and-out bullying by Delaney. The most egregious episode, says Jacklin, a black loyalist descendant, is when he visited mayor Delaney at his home and the mayor told him to “go back into the woods where you belong, you half-bred nigger.”

Normally such things merit a defamation suit or two Continue reading “Is Shelburne Nova Scotia mayor Alan Delaney a racist? IMHO the Slabbed Nation is uniquely equipped to answer this question.”

Who sez all them racists are here down south? Montana Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull sends racist email.

One day (maybe) this country will have an honest discussion about racism.

Chief U.S. District Judge sends racially charged email about president ~ Great Falls Tribune.

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Bucktown’s gift to the world David Duke: From Deutschland back to Dixieland with much love…….

Somehow ol’ DuKKKe  never figured out how to bamboozle anyone else besides the folks that elected him to the legislature and almost Louisiana Gov. Looks like he’ll be coming home to his peeps after being arrested in Germany. Methinks he’ll fit right in with Diaper Dave, Bucktown’s other gift to the political world.

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It’s a Boss Hogg Sunday! Jarvis DeBerry chips in on Haley’s foggy memories of the 1960s.

How telling that Mississippians would have to leave the state to find a newspaper pundit that is not high on the fumes from Boss Hogg’s rear end to accurately tell the story of Boss Hogg’s recent attempt to revise Mississippi’s sad civil rights history. Jarvis DeBerry is the man and once again he sets the record (and poor ol’ Sid Salter) straight as only Jarvis can, citing facts instead of political talking points. (Hat Tip the Opinionated Catholic via Twitter)

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After 7 years of being Gov and a lifetime as a Mississippian now on the verge of running for President, Boss Hogg finally wants to build a civil rights museum

Folks we’re laying off police, teachers and other government employees in record numbers but now that Boss Hogg stuck his foot in his mouth attempting to revise Mississippi’s sad civil rights history, he now suddenly thinks its time we spent  millions of dollars we don’t have on a civil rights museum, no doubt to be used a cheap prop for his upcoming Presidential bid.  Heck, who knows, maybe they’ll feature some of his kin folks in the Yazoo County cross burning exhibit. Either that or he already has a relative picked out to handle the bricks and mortar.

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Lipstick on a pig: Wrong in the 60s, wrong again…..

Sid Salter a Republican sycophant? Having seen Boss Hogg and his kin folk in action after Katrina. I’d posit that Salter’s attempt to revise Mississippi’s sad civil right’s history is the least of Boss Hogg’s worries as he floats the presidential trial balloon.

Nowdy I hate to say this as I have many friends up your way but damn sometimes I wonder about the collective intelligence level in the Mississippi’s captial city, especially when the legislature is in session.  Maybe ol’ Sid should extract his head from Haley’s hiney and he would see things a bit more clearly.

And to think folks, ol’ Sid is the best the Ledger has to offer its readers. A far better analysis of Haley’s attempt to pass off 1960ish Yazoo City shit for shinola can be found here, here and here.

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