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America's first lynching memorial results in some local residents filled with ire, resentment



As Sam Levin writes in The Guardian, some locals in Montgomery feel resentful that the museum is “dredging up the past.”

“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”.

“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.


“Bring that stuff to light, and let it be there, but don’t dwell on it,” said Tommy Rhodes, a member of the Alabama Sons of Confederate Veterans. “We have moved past it … You don’t want to entice them and feed any fuel to the fire.”


Wow. So many astonishing things about these quotes...

1. She wants to remain anonymous because her child would disapprove of her remarks? Just Wow.

2. "We have moved past it..." Who is "we"? The white people whose ancestors committed the lynchings, and then presumably taught their offspring their own special brand of hatred and cruelty? So big of you to have "moved past it" . Moron.

3. Who is "them"? Who is it he's trying not to "entice". As if this memorial is intended only for "those people" whose immediate families were devastated by these horrific crimes. As if "they" are going to be so angered by this poignantly beautiful memorial that "they" might become violent? Sorry, sir. That's what YOUR ancestors did, not "theirs".

4. And as if "we" can't all learn and ponder and meditate on the causes and repercussions of such violence. Certainly this memorial goes a much longer way toward healing and growing as a nation than some idiotic statue of Stonewall Jackson.

I grew up among people like those quoted in this article. Sadly, I'm not surprised by the ignorance displayed in their comments. My hope is derived from the acknowledgement by the one woman that her children are vastly smarter than she is.

Tell you what...

I will call for an apology from Michelle Wolf to SHS, as soon as SHS calls for the president to apologize to...

Elizabeth Warren ( "Pocahontas" )
Megyn Kelly ( "Bleeding" )
Hillary Clinton ( "Crooked" among others )
Angela Merkel ( "ruining Germany" )
The 19+ women who have accused him of sexual misconduct ( "liars" )
Mexican People ( "...drugs...crime...rapists..." )
The continent of Africa ( "shithole countries" )

And those are just off the top of my head. If SHS is truly offended by insults and lies, she might want to encourage her boss to extend mea culpas to the following list:


Boulder City Council gives assault-weapons ban initial OK after marathon hearing

Source: Boulder Daily Camera

The Boulder City Council on Thursday night unanimously passed on first reading an ordinance that bans the sale and possession of certain firearms defined as assault weapons.

The council adjourned following a more than five-hour-long meeting where nearly 150 people spoke for and against the proposed ordinance, which would also prohibit high-capacity magazines and bump stocks, a device that allows a semi-automatic weapon to be fired more like a fully automatic rifle.

Council members will deliberate the measure at a future meeting and possibly pass it twice more before it becomes an enshrined Boulder ordinance.


Councilwoman Jill Adler Grano proposed, and received support for, consideration of a ban and called it a "no-brainer" — a sentiment that she stuck with on Thursday night just ahead of the vote.

Read more: http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boulder/ci_31785817/100-plus-speak-boulder-city-council-considers-ban

Jill Grano is badass!
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