Welcome to Mississippi, well if you are white…

9 Apr

Welcome if You Are White

First, I want to thank my friend Tom McCollin for helping inspire this story. In a state where Haley Barbour is still much beloved, this screams: Stay out of Mississippi unless you are white, heterosexual and christian. I’m sure we all remember Barbour’s blatantly racist comments a year ago on CNN.  When Barbour was asked if Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell had been insensitive to omit any mention of slavery in his proposal to recognize Confederate HIstory Month, Barbour replied:

To me, it’s a sort of feeling that it’s a nit, that it is not significant, that it’s not a—it’s trying to make a big deal out of something doesn’t amount to diddly.

Oh, you charmer you!  Really? Really? How on earth did this man get elected as governor of Mississippi? Did they hold all the black folk hostage and prevent them from voting?  I am mortified to say that it is only getting worse. When Public Policy Polling (PPP) asked Mississippi voters whether they think interracial marriage should be legal or illegal- 46% of Mississippi Republicans said it should be illegal while just 40% who think it should be legal.  Click here to see the full story. Please tell me they are not going to bring back the miscegenation laws.  I shall end this post in RAGE with Nina Simone, for I could not have said it any better than she.

6 Responses to “Welcome to Mississippi, well if you are white…”

  1. webwordwarrior April 9, 2011 at 10:29 am #

    Bumpkin Barbour burps bilious bias!

  2. combscp April 11, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

    At this rate, a majority of Mississippians may support gay marriage by the 22nd century! 😉

  3. Jason June 16, 2011 at 1:42 am #

    Hello, I found your article through a google image search. I am from Mississippi. I was born and raised here. First of all, I don’t think you should stigmatize an entire state because of what a public offical says. Also, I don’t see anything “blatantly racist” about that comment from the govener. We have a high population of African Americans in our state and I think we all mesh together quite well. Sterotypes work both ways. As far as that poll is concerned, I do not think that is the opinon of the majority of us. I am in an interracial marriage and I have never received any negative comments from anyone here. Given the tone of this “article” I do not expect you to ever change your opinions of our state but I wanted to give another side to your story.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt June 16, 2011 at 6:22 am #

      Are you really defending Haley Barbour? I’m glad that you and your partner have not experienced any discrimination. I would maintain that there is still a great amount of work yet to be done to eradicate racism.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: