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The "Scottsboro Stories" blog reflects the writings, photographs, arrangements, opinions and musings of me, Garry L. Morgan, only. I do not represent the Scottsboro Boys Museum or the Scottsboro Multicultural Foundation - the parent organization of the Scottsboro Boys Museum. I receive no profit from this endeavor. This blog is for educational purposes and that of open expression about racial and sexual discrimination, institutional and personal racism and the deadliest war of all time - "The Culture War."


SCOTTSBORO BOYS MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER OPENING STORIES

The Ledger: "Scottsboro, Ala., Museum Opens to Mark a Shameful Case " http://www.theledger.com/article/20100221/NEWS/2215011


Friday, September 24, 2010

Birmingham City Council Approves $240K for Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Al. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
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"The Birmingham City Council has approved emergency funding for the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, whose director said it could be forced to close if budget cuts continue." http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20100922/APN/1009221515

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Republican's Southern Strategy = Racism




Examples of Republican Party Racism.







What is the Southern Strategy? Wiki has an excellent introduction to the Southern Strategy. "In American politics, the Southern strategy refers to a Republican Party (GOP) method of winning Southern states in the years after the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by exploiting opposition to the cultural upheaval of the 1960s/70s and in reaction to the changing economics of the South." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_strategy

Other excellent articles on the "Southern Strategy:" " Conservative and preponderantly white national party," http://uncpressblog.com/2010/04/30/southern-strategy/ "Some Republicans seem to want to re-fight the Civil War -- and the civil rights movement." http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/joan_walsh/politics/2010/04/11/gop_southern_strategy_lives_on
Institute of Southern Studies on the history of the new Southern Strategy:
http://www.southernstudies.org/2006/10/the-southern-strategy-at-election-time.html

In Alabama we see the Southern Strategy in the Governors race. Robert Bentley in his political platform has highlighted "State Rights." Bentley says, "I believe the Tenth Amendment establishes limits on the federal government, which have not been enforced." Dr. Bentley has not replied to questions I have submitted to him regarding his statement and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Bentley's political platform concerning State Rights: http://www.robertbentley2010.com/index.php?page=protecting-our-constitutional-rights  (The link listed was the link of Robert Bentley's political platform. It has been removed and replaced with "RB 2010 - Random Banter" How convenient considering the legal actions being taken against Alabama due to Bentley's racist policies based on state rights.)

Does Dr. Bentley believe the Civil Rights Act should not be enforced since this is a Federal Law? How about the 1965 Voting Rights Act? Both acts were established to counter white supremacy codified by state law. The Federal Government ended Jim Crow, Alabama did not. Alabama still maintains vestiges of Jim Crow in the state Constitution via the Miscegenation (interracial marriage) Clause. Racists within Alabama's governing bodies have prevented the removal of this clause.

UPDATE: Sep. 7, 2011 Gov "State Rights" Bentley's political platform statement has been removed from the web, the effect of racist policy and its application has not been removed. Examples: Comments about non-Christians  http://www.adl.org/PresRele/RelChStSep_90/5963_90.htm Anti-immigration law, "Legalizing Racism..." http://www.addictinginfo.org/2011/08/03/legalizing-racism-right-wing-attempts-to-sanction-xenophobia-through-anti-immigration-laws/    an article from this blog on immigration.  http://scottsborostories.blogspot.com/2011/06/why-alabamas-immigration-bill-is-bad.html 

Locally we see the Southern Strategy being implemented via surreptitious efforts of the Alabama Republican Party sending its representatives to Jackson County to organize groups of rural whites. This is evident in the formation of the Jackson County Patriots. Republican, Council of Conservative Citizen, CCC, ( http://alcofcc.wordpress.com/who-we-are/ ), organizers from St. Clair and Jefferson County's were present in the initial organizing phase of the Patriots. The 2 speakers standing before the group, which Senator Barron challenged, are Republican, CCC, organizers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK1Plin6WC0 On local discussion al.com/forums, you witness the same action when the conservative extremists are challenged. They lie, attack and make threats. This is the face of the far right "New Republican Party."

The Republican Party attempts to infuriate hidden racial prejudice in the hearts and minds of white people in our nation. The Republican Party propagandists prey on white guilt and racial prejudice like a hawk hunting a mouse. We witness this bigoted ideology from Republican ultra-conservative propaganda artists such as Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh just to name a few. Republican Tea Party signs http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/16/10-most-offensive-tea-par_n_187554.html

Stories about Republican racism on the Web: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDHnWVPKqSY http://thinkprogress.org/2010/08/03/inglis-racism/ http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2009/07/obama_racism.html {Watch the slide show on the link from New York mag.com.)

Race baiting Republicans, birthers and massive lies. The Republican Southern Strategy spreads across the nation to drum up hatred of our black President: http://readersupportednews.org/off-site-opinion-section/72-72/2830-the-backlash-against-obamas-blackness

The Republican Party's Southern Strategy is reflective of the Republican Party, some cases the racism is very visible, other cases the racism is covert. Which ever the case the Republican Party is travelling down a regressive, ultra-conservative road not in keeping with our Republic's Constitution. For some reason, the Party of Lincoln has decided they will do better if they appeal to hidden racial prejudices of whites. A political ideology that stands to damage our nation and the Republican Party for many years in the future. The Southern Strategy is an example of the greatest American war of all times, "The Culture War," there are no winners in this war.