The Westboro Baptist Church’s Memorial Day protest at Arlington National Cemetery was greeted with a counter-protest that involved members of the KKK. How far out there do you have to be when the KKK decides that you’ve gone too far?
Who wants to celebrate racist generals? The Mississippi division of Sons of Confederate Veterans want to honor Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general who was a slave trader before the war and then the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
Why does a fear of terrorism make people think they’re justified in becoming terrorists? Attacking followers of the religion as a whole because of the actions of a few extremists is like burning down churches because of the radical actions of the KKK.
They say our elders are a living source of human history. Well, kids, don’t take your civil rights era history lessons from Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi, who became the latest Southerner to downplay the racial tensions of the 20th century.