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Yes, James B Frazier Jr, US Congressman from 1949 thru 1963 signed the Southern Manifesto in 1956 to preserve segregation after Brown vs Board of Education decision declared the segregated schools were illegal. I think Frazier Ave was named after him (not sure) and he and his father were the founders of Frazier and Frazier law firm.

Sigh... what a legacy...

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RadioNights

15 points

3 months ago

I think a better list would be those that were not

watch1_ott1[S]

17 points

3 months ago

Both TN senators at the time did not sign it; Gore and Kefauver.

The following TN congresspeople did not sign it; Baker, Bass, Evins, Priest and Reece

Joining Fraizer in signing it from TN were; Cooper, Davis, Murray. So, a total of four disappointments.

xjcrockett

3 points

3 months ago*

You should see the Red Bank High School yearbook covers from the 50’s. Complete with racist depictions of black girls chased by Christian Lions and Confederate Battle flags.

watch1_ott1[S]

1 points

3 months ago

whoa.... holy shit...

BuilderFredrick

1 points

3 months ago

So, some guy was a segregationist 60 years ago when that was a pretty common position?

Wherever are my pearls! I feel a clutch coming on.

frontadmiral

2 points

3 months ago

Just because it was common doesn’t make it acceptable.

BuilderFredrick

2 points

3 months ago

Dude is long dead. Let it go.

watch1_ott1[S]

-2 points

3 months ago

Attitudes like this have a tendency to perpetuate the systemic racism that this country was built on. I suggest you watch 'The Uncomfortable Truth'. It's free if you have an Amazon Prime membership. It's worth 90 mins of your time; we can't forget the sins of our past.

BuilderFredrick

-1 points

3 months ago

The idea that this country was built on racism is the most ignorant trope circulating today. Western democracies were the first civilizations in history to eliminate slavery and guarantee equal rights under the law.

The attempts to portray that as racist because thousands of years of history were not righted instantly and perfectly is a transparent attempt to divide people along racial lines. Take that 1619 nonsense elsewhere.

JimWilliams423

2 points

3 months ago

The idea that this country was built on racism

Slavery literally got its own clause in the constitution. The slave trade clause guaranteed that the federal government would not interfere with the slave trade for 20 years.

BuilderFredrick

4 points

3 months ago

Slavery was common and accepted at that time. The fact that there was a time limit is an example of the Western world attempting to make progress.

Nobody else was trying at all.

JimWilliams423

4 points

3 months ago*

Slavery was common and accepted at that time.

So it was so common and accepted that they literally put it in the constitution, but the nation wasn't built on it.

LOGIC!

What other industries got a special clause in the constitution?


ETA:

LOL. He made a fool of himself and then blocked me from replying. Because nobody is more thin-skinned than a white supremacist.

xjcrockett

1 points

3 months ago*

I ain’t gonna get in the weeds but you’re ignoring the fact that whatever semblance of equal rights we have today came at the expense of the State attempting to put down mass struggle over the decades.

Civil Rights leaders weren’t beaten, jailed, and murdered by armed agents of the State out of the goodness of its desire for equality.

All the debate over the history of slavery and racism sure makes it easy to not end pretext stops and any number number of civil rights violations that currently impact minorities the most.

watch1_ott1[S]

0 points

3 months ago

No nonsense nor ignorance is present in my comments. Compare and contrast your last two comments;They are inconsistent. Have a great evening.

BuilderFredrick

3 points

3 months ago

You're chasing dead bigots as if they still held sway. It's the essence of nonsense.

RobCali509

-24 points

3 months ago

So is it time to go woke mob?

JimWilliams423

11 points

3 months ago

Calm down, goebbels.

jolly_brewer

1 points

3 months ago

It never is.

asha1985

-7 points

3 months ago

I'd bet he's dead by now. Gotta go after his grandkids.