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The story that @ and @ have spent the past year-plus researching, reporting, and writing is live NOW on the @ website. You won’t believe how much taxpayer $$$ props up this toxic ideology. A preview: At Beauvoir, the postwar home of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, Brian and Seth were repeatedly fed myths of happy slaves and loyal black Confederates — but nothing about the brutality of chattel slavery. Beauvoir has received $21 million in federal and state funding over the past decade and a half.
Read it, scream, and share!..............FROM PATRICIA: I have just read every word and looked at every photograph in the article “The Costs of Confederacy” that was researched and written by Brian Palmer @ (whom I know personally and respect highly) and Seth Freed Wessler @ and is posted on the Smithsonian Magazine website (link on @). If anyone ever questioned that the United States still has a serious problem with racist attitudes, actions and official policies in 2018, I urge them to read this article in full. I am left feeling appalled, discouraged and angry. At the same time, it helps me understand why the Mississippi Republican Senate candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith won yesterday‘s runoff election even though during her campaign she made and refused to apologize for blatantly racist remarks. The fact that Hyde-Smith, a white Republican, was running against Mike Espy, a Democrat and former congressman who is African-American, in Mississippi, a state that had not elected a non-white Senator since Reconstruction, was as significant as anything she said or did. It was actually amazing that Espy managed to bring that election to a runoff. I would also have to say that this well-researched, well-written article helps me understand why someone like Trump appealed to so many voters and still has rabid supporters in many rural parts of our nation. As painful as it may be, the truth will set us free... eventually. Thank you, Brian and Seth, for telling the truth that moves us forward in our ongoing struggle for equality and justice for ALL.