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Perhaps,you are right Written but I don't think that is what the author intended.....If we make this another free-for-all thread ;it might be shut down or discourage others from reading this article ....I had my say but that's just my opinion.
It was but people like WWW trying to make this into anti-White people thing. People like that should be challenged and challenged harshly.
Great story, amazing journey, an inspiration to me. Thanks for having the courage.
I thought that this was a great human interest story with a little history tied in.
WWW's goal is to start a fight. Remember WWW's anti-Muslim comments during the So-called Victory Mosque story? I have and this is why some people should earn any respect.
If Waywrdwind is reading this, if you are going to play the race card why not put ALL OF THE CARDS on the table?
No Wayward it might be the three years of your comments....Would you like for me to post a few?....:-)..How ironic,you are the first to mention racism....We had 200 years of voting for white men and you are calling (or insinuating)an elderly black woman,a racist for voting for someone she thinks might share her values...We all do that ,don't we?
You have one vote and you can use anyway you want to.You are under no obligation to justify your vote.
The 57 million who voted for McCain are not racist...
Stop trying to stir the pot and playing victim.
Let me see if I've got this right...If I, as a white man, vote against Obama because I believe he is a threat to the economy and the physical security of the United States and he disregards the Constitution in order to further his agenda then I'm a racist, but if a black person votes FOR him just because he's black then that person is NOT a racist? Is that how it works?
Until I read this, I never knew what poll taxes were all about. I do know my parents didn't know either. I vaguely recall my Dad saying something about it- but it was the "just another tax".
Informative read - thank you
I do recall my Mother having to pay her poll tax in order to vote - many, many Mexican-Americans, especially in Texas, did not get to vote either because they had to also pay that poll tax in a State where there have always been so many Mexican-Americans. Yes, this was aimed at all minorities. My Father refused to pay a poll tax in order to vote; he taught us that that was very wrong - later on, he voted when there was no poll tax but, he taught us a very important lesson. It is very necessary for us to know our past so that we don't continue to make the same mistakes.
Your article is very enlightening and points directly to a problem existing to this day. A history professor of mine summed up quite succintly the reason for documenting history. A people can not have a productive, improved future unless they have available and can learn life lessons from the past. We as a human race tend to still discriminate widely against classes of people whom we feel to be inferior to us, but history has led to monumental steps forward as time progresses.