Wednesday, September 07, 2016
One Difference Between Me and You
But what's more important, I know now the source of these signs, and this awful treatment of black Americans. It was Democrats. They passed laws requiring the separate eating facilities and separate entrances shown above and below.. The only color the restaurant and business owners cared about was green. It was the racist, former slave owners in the local and state governments who passed the Jim Crow laws*. These laws weren't just in the South.
Overwhelmed by guilt for being the racists for so long, the Democrats have retreated into projection and vital lies. They seem to do this not only to escape collective guilt but also to avoid having to examine the effect their racist history has on their current policies.
One vital lie is that somewhere, sometime, somehow, the Democrats switched their invidious racial animus with the Republicans. You really have to be delusional to think that, so of course most Democrats do. It's a Big Lie, the Nazi type of Big Lie, now believed by Millions.
The photos are by Gordon Parks and I believe they were taken in Mobile, Alabama in the late 50s. I lived in Mobile for three years, '62 to '64. Things weren't much different then than when Parks was taking pictures there.
* In Alabama, the Jim Crow Law about restaurants read in pertinent part: "It shall be unlawful to conduct a restaurant or other place for the serving of food in the city, at which white and colored people are served in the same room, unless such white and colored persons are effectually separated by a solid partition extending from the floor upward to a distance of seven feet or higher, and unless a separate entrance from the street is provided for each compartment."
So rather than cater to the whites' alleged hatred of eating with black people, the racist Democrats created the separate lunch counters and entrances and the businesses had to go along.