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Mississippi finally agrees with the ending of slavery

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Mississippi finally agrees with the ending of slavery

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:32 am

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Re: Mississippi finally agrees with the ending of slavery

Postby fisticuffs » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:35 am

Doesn't this belong in the "What's wrong with the Republican Party?" thread?
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Re: Mississippi finally agrees with the ending of slavery

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:06 pm

fisticuffs wrote:Doesn't this belong in the "What's wrong with the Republican Party?" thread?


The state did vote to ratify the amendment back in 1995, nearly 20 years after Kentucky, the second-to-last state to ratify the amendment, held its vote. However, through an apparent clerical error, Mississippi never officially notified the United States Archivist of the ratification,


Apparently it belongs in a "Who forgot to drop off the mail?" thread.

1995 is still pretty pathetic though, then again since the vote was meaningless other than as a symbolic gesture after 1865, perhaps focusing on ways to actually improve the lives of it's citizens might have been higher priority.
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Re: Mississippi finally agrees with the ending of slavery

Postby fisticuffs » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:11 pm

perhaps focusing on ways to actually improve the lives of it's citizens might have been higher priority.


There's no evidence that Mississippi has done anything of the sort. It's our dumbest, fattest, poorest, unhealthiest, most-conservative state.
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Re: Mississippi finally agrees with the ending of slavery

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:15 pm

fisticuffs wrote:
perhaps focusing on ways to actually improve the lives of it's citizens might have been higher priority.


There's no evidence that Mississippi has done anything of the sort. It's our dumbest, fattest, poorest, unhealthiest, most-conservative state.



Notice I didn't claim they succeeded. It took them 17 years and a private citizen (who recently became naturalized) to realize they forgot to send in their paper work, how much do you really expect?
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Re: Mississippi finally agrees with the ending of slavery

Postby green union terrace chair » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:31 pm

fisticuffs wrote:Doesn't this belong in the "What's wrong with the Republican Party?" thread?

Sure, because the party that controlled Mississippi for a hundred years after the civil war bears no share of the blame.
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Re: Mississippi finally agrees with the ending of slavery

Postby fisticuffs » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:37 pm

Sure, because the party that controlled Mississippi for a hundred years after the civil war bears no share of the blame.


Aside from a name they don't share anything with today's democratic party.
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Re: Mississippi finally agrees with the ending of slavery

Postby jman111 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:50 pm

The same could be argued about the Republicans.
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Re: Mississippi finally agrees with the ending of slavery

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:53 pm

Whoop-de-doo.

Wake me when they accept the fact of evolution. (I estimate this should be sometime around 2161.)
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Re: Mississippi finally agrees with the ending of slavery

Postby TeachInPeace » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:54 pm

Meanwhile, when Alabama held a referendum in 2004 to remove language around segregation from the state constitution, it failed to pass. Public referendum. The south makes me sad, sometimes.
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Re: Mississippi finally agrees with the ending of slavery

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:55 am

Wilcox County, Georgia finally ends segregation.

Wilcox County High School Students Hold First Integrated Prom

Only 59 years after Brown v. Board of Education.
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Re: Mississippi finally agrees with the ending of slavery

Postby Stebben84 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:01 am

Henry Vilas wrote:Only 59 years after Brown v. Board of Education.


Blame the parents and not the school. The prom was never endorsed by the school and it was up to the parents to host it. It's still pretty sad especially this part:

Despite this year's groundbreaking integrated dance, once again this year there was a segregated prom attended only by white students.
It wasn't an officially sanctioned event, but a private one organized by white parents.
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Re: Mississippi finally agrees with the ending of slavery

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:29 pm

Stebben84 wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:Only 59 years after Brown v. Board of Education.


Blame the parents and not the school.

I blame the community, as they maneuvered around Brown. Something like Prince Edward County in Virginia did after that Supreme Court decision was announced. In that case, they just closed the schools down to avoid integration.
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Re: Mississippi finally agrees with the ending of slavery

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:52 pm

On a related note, the University of Alabama plans to end the last vestiges of segregation.

Nearly a week after the University of Alabama came under fire for persistent segregation in its sorority system, school officials are set to announce a deal that would clear the way for black women to be admitted to the school’s prestigious and historically white Greek organizations.

The deal, which a university spokesperson confirmed to TIME, is the first step toward ending more than a century of systematic segregation in the school’s sorority system.
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