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Old 28 April 2018, 06:54 PM
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"Let sleeping dogs lie."

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Black men were lynched for “standing around”, for “annoying white girls”, for failing to call a policeman “mister”. Those are just a few of the horrific stories on display at a new national memorial to lynching victims in Montgomery, Alabama.

One mile away, another historical monument tells a very different tale about the American south: the First White House of the Confederacy celebrates the life of “renowned American patriot” Jefferson Davis, who served as the president of the Confederate states, while making virtually no mention of the hundreds of black people he and his family enslaved.

“It’s going to cause an uproar and open old wounds,” said Mikki Keenan, a 58-year-old longtime Montgomery resident, who was eating lunch at a southern country-style restaurant a mile from the memorial. Local residents, she said, feel “it’s a waste of money, a waste of space and it’s bringing up bullshit”.The contradictions of Montgomery’s historical narratives were on full display this week as thousands of tourists and progressive activists flocked to the city to mark the opening of the country’s first memorial to lynching victims – while some locals quietly seethed, saying they resented the new museum for dredging up the past and feared it would incite anger and backlash within black communities.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ly...z&ocid=U007DHP

Guess we can see who's really in favor of politically correct revisionist history.
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Old 28 April 2018, 07:08 PM
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“It’s going to cause an uproar and open old wounds,”
When there's a festering infection under an old wound, opening it is necessary.
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Old 28 April 2018, 10:32 PM
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You win the analogies.
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Old 29 April 2018, 05:22 PM
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I don't suppose longtime resident Mikki Keenan is black. It's awfully rich to complain about the opening of old wounds that aren't yours.
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Old 29 April 2018, 07:15 PM
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When there's a festering infection under an old wound, opening it is necessary.
They don't care because they don't see it as a white wound. To them, those are the only ones that matter. Any other wounds, "Just move on, get over it already", rinse and repeat.

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Old 29 April 2018, 08:00 PM
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That's why they think the wound is closed in the first place. They don't think they're bleeding from it.

They're wrong, of course. The whole country is. But, in their case, the nerve connections aren't there, so they don't feel it.
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“It keeps putting the emphasis on discrimination and cruelty,” chimed in her friend, who asked not to be named for fear that her child would disapprove of her remarks. The memorial, she added, could spark violence
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So she knows it's wrong and her children will disapprove, but she's gonna say it anyway, dangit!

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I don't suppose longtime resident Mikki Keenan is black. It's awfully rich to complain about the opening of old wounds that aren't yours.
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Keenan, who is Native American, said she would never visit the memorial and was worried it would exacerbate “racism” in Montgomery
She's not black...
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Old 30 April 2018, 04:11 PM
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Alarm, seriously, you're saying the opinions of a Native American--who almost certainly faces a lot of racism, and whose people have faced attempted genocide--are irrelevant because she's not black?

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