Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Jackson Reporter Says Mississippi Has No Honorable History because White People Cheated & Stole It

Jackson Free Press' Donna Ladd romanticizes about Mississippi history and then adds:

  • I don't need to romanticize that war, or its symbols, and it doesn't change my pride in Mississippi now because we've bounced between the extremes so far in our history. We were the richest, then we were the poorest because the immigrants here we descend from didn't want to give up the curse that made many of them incredibly wealthy for a little while.
  •  Here's the thing: None of it was ours in the first place. We took the land, and we made money off of it with enslaved people. There is not pride in that heritage. We cheated, and we lost. It was inevitable, if ugly.