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#1 Young, Carter, Lowery, McKinney, Bond, King, Lowry, Jackson and other notable icons of the movement, not sure why they remained in such a staunchly conservative, racist Georgia. Like Roosevelt possibly, the waters, must have been for the wasters.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-11-01 04:35||
#2 living off past good deeds while they become racist assholes?
Posted by Frank G 2012-11-01 08:05||
#3 This man is obviously tolerance racism personified. FIFY
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-01 09:26||
#4 Whatever happened to "Every tongue and tribe" or "In Christ there is neither east nor west"?
#5 In the early 1900s, there were more than 1,000 Blacks in Forsyth County, Georgia, comprising 10 percent of the population. But in 1912, whites violently expelled all black residents from the county. Today, Forsyth County is home to about 150,000 people, more than 95 percent of them white.
There were 1,098 blacks living in Forsyth in 1912. Within a matter of months it had dropped to less than 30. Its the largest Racial Cleansing in American history
They all got marched to the county line and told not to come back. After seven years their land went to their White neighbors under statute adverse possession, which is legal. We don't have a lot of crime out here, for some reason. We do have guns and that helps a lot.
In January 1987, a white martial arts instructor( who didn't grow up here )in Forsyth County organized a brotherhood march in honor of the first federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and with the intent of countering the area's racist image.Not a bad idea except he didn't ask the local people. But en route to the event a bus full of marchers ( who grew up in Connecticut or somewhere) was assaulted by a crowd of white supremacists ( who happen to own land and vote in Forsyth) chanting racial slurs and throwing rocks and bottles. In danger of physical harm, the marchers turned back.
Two weeks later, a much larger march involving 20,000 civil rights activists and supporters from across the country headed back to the county in protest. An estimated 5,000 counter-demonstrators also showed up. ( that would be about one in every five families in the County who own land and vote here) This large demonstration cost Forsyth County approximately $670,000 in police overtime, angering many local taxpayers who were unhappy at having to foot the bill for what they saw as outside agitators ( from Massachusetts or somewhere). The town subsequently levied large parade permit fees to discourage future demonstrations, but that effort was disallowed by the U.S. Supreme Court in Forsyth County, Georgia v. The Nationalist Movement, 1992.
These events brought national media attention to the area. News crews and The Oprah Winfrey Show descended on Forsyth County to investigate. The governor set up a biracial commission to try to heal the racial rift, with little success, and a legal team began to assemble a lawsuit on behalf of the descendants of the black families expelled in 1912. While no suit were ever filed in the end.... I live here. Racism has benefits here. The people who vote for Obama don't live in Forsyth, they live in downtown Atlanta. They are "entitled" Food Stamps people on welfare who used to watch Oprah on TV. You don't stick up convenience stores out here, mainly because if you did you would never make alive to the county line. We like the Confederate Flag in Forsyth and I don't care what you think of me or the county. But one other benefit here is we don't have to pay much attention to the Reverend and his opinions, we can flat ignore him. You don't like it? Move somewhere else. Big country and this our home. Have a beer.
Posted by Threater Flusoper9823 2012-11-01 12:20||
#6 Enjoy good schools and low crime while you still can Flusoper9823. Social engineering has nearly made the Jonesboro to Douglasville band uninhabitable. But that was the plan.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-11-01 12:31||
#7 Even those who'll vote of Obama twice?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-11-01 16:34||
#8 Ah yes... an oldie but a goldie... how are grits and Forsyth County alike?
Posted by Shipman 2012-11-01 16:57||
#9 Sounds like a nice place to live.
Posted by Secret Asian Man 2012-11-01 20:31||
#10 I suspect if Romney turns around the economy and a lot of folks get decent jobs the Dem lock on the black vote might be less secure.
When the Dems lose in this election they will blame cheating, racism, and Sandy but most will know Obama was a bad President. Hopefully the next black President won't be such a nightmare.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-11-01 20:33||
#11 I suspect if Romney turns around the economy and a lot of folks get decent jobs the Dem lock on the black vote might be less secure.
Not gonna happen. If things improve, they'll credit their great (and under-appreciated) talents - blacks have the highest self-esteem of any race or ethnicity in the US:
Black individuals have been found to report the highest levels of self-esteem of any racial group in the United States. The purpose of the present research was to examine whether Black individuals also report higher levels of narcissism than White individuals. Study 1 (N = 367) found that Black individuals reported higher levels of narcissism than White individuals even when controlling for gender, self-esteem level, and socially desirable response tendencies. Study 2 (N = 967) and Study 3 (N = 315) found similar results such that Black individuals reported higher levels of narcissism than White individuals on the narcissism measures that captured less pathological facets of this construct. Study 3 also included indicators of psychological adjustment and found that the pathological aspects of narcissism were more strongly associated with maladjustment for Black individuals than for White individuals. The implications of these results for understanding the Black self-esteem advantage are discussed.
Besides, why would it be a surprise to anyone that beneficiaries of racial preferences support it? It is worth hundreds of thousands to tens of millions of dollars in lifetime benefits to each of them based on educational opportunities, jobs and promotions they would not otherwise have gotten. This is why a majority of racial preference beneficiaries support the the Democratic party, and by extension, Obama - it provides large and continuing monetary benefits.
Think about it - the children of wealthy families have the advantage of living in great neighborhoods, attending the best schools and getting any number of job opportunities via family connections. For its beneficiaries, having federally mandated racial preferences is like being born into a wealthy family - how many scions reject their lives of privilege, any more than aristocrats anywhere around the world have voluntarily given up their traditional perks?
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-11-01 21:16||
#12 All whites are going to hell.
I read the good book all the way through and don't remember ever seeing that verse and since my mother said the people on her side of the family were Irish/Cherokee, and since she said all the people on my dad's side of the family were jackasses, I think I will go to heaven.
Posted by Bugs Uleger6376 2012-11-01 23:48||