Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour Is In The Hot Seat Over His Refusal To Condemn The Sons Of Confederate License Plate

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour is in the hot seat over his refusal to condemn the state's Son's of Confederate Veterans Group's effort to propose a new optional license plate for the state of Mississippi honoring Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. The General slaughtered black union troops that surrendered at Fort Pillow Tennessee in 1864 and then became a Grand Wizard in the KKK after the war ended. The Forrest commemorative plate is planned to debut in 2014. Governor Barbour says, he has no plans of denouncing the people or the plate, because he feels the plate will not make it to production.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans, says the license plate is intended to commemorate those who lost their lives in the war and the number of black soldiers that served under the general during his command.

If the plate does make it into production, then this will be a victory for the KKK. I can only imagine what it would be like for those African Americans who live in Mississippi and those who come to visit the state to be driving around and have to look at plates supporting the KKK. It would be rather intimidating. A step like this will only strengthen the KKK in Mississippi.


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