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  • The quotes around "Dr." is a nice touch.
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  • FTA - act of terrorism that resulted in the deaths of four African-American girls in 1963.

    Forgive me if I'm skeptical about that letter. I was around in the1970s and never once heard the term African-American. In fact when I did start to hear the term it was in the mid to late 1980s and my black friends just thought it was pretty condescending.

    /One of them stared using Caucasus-Americans when describing white folk, and it seemed to catch on with several of my friends and coworkers
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    The entire letter is pretty much the headline.
  • Pud: FTA - act of terrorism that resulted in the deaths of four African-American girls in 1963.

    Forgive me if I'm skeptical about that letter. I was around in the1970s and never once heard the term African-American. In fact when I did start to hear the term it was in the mid to late 1980s and my black friends just thought it was pretty condescending.

    /One of them stared using Caucasus-Americans when describing white folk, and it seemed to catch on with several of my friends and coworkers


    I don't believe the term "African-American" was in the actual letter. Just used here as the appropriate term of our times.

    /Unless that's not what you meant.
  • That Bill Baxley was quite a magician with his pen. His kid Eddie was nice, too.

    /what?
  • Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: BKITU: Boing Boing blocked. Could a kind soul please offer a starving lad some copypasta?

    The entire letter is pretty much the headline.


    Ah.

    Well, what was the letter to which he was responding? Right now it's reading like the wrong end of a Bob Newhart routine.
  • Earpj: I don't believe the term "African-American" was in the actual letter. Just used here as the appropriate term of our times.


    Correct, the text below the actual letter is closer to contemporary.
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  • BKITU: Well, what was the letter to which he was responding?


    Sorry. Boing Boing doesn't provide that level of journalistic investigation.
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    In 1970, shortly after being elected Attorney General of Alabama, 29-year-old Bill Baxley reopened the 16th Street Church bombing case - a racially motivated act of terrorism that resulted in the deaths of four African-American girls in 1963 and a fruitless investigation, and which marked a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement. Baxley's unwavering commitment to the case attracted much hostility, particularly from local Klansmen, and in 1976 he received a threatening letter of protest from white supremacist Edward R. Fields - founder of the "National States' Rights Party" and "Grand Dragon" of the New Order Knights of the Ku Klux Klan - in which he was accused of reopening the case for tactical reasons.
  • Earpj: Pud: FTA - act of terrorism that resulted in the deaths of four African-American girls in 1963.

    Forgive me if I'm skeptical about that letter. I was around in the1970s and never once heard the term African-American. In fact when I did start to hear the term it was in the mid to late 1980s and my black friends just thought it was pretty condescending.

    /One of them stared using Caucasus-Americans when describing white folk, and it seemed to catch on with several of my friends and coworkers

    I don't believe the term "African-American" was in the actual letter. Just used here as the appropriate term of our times.

    /Unless that's not what you meant.


    Good point. The term the grand master of the kkk would have used would never have made it to the public site.
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    I can, and thanks for the help.
  • Pud:
    Good point. The term the grand master of the kkk would have used would never have made it to the public site.


    Indeed.
  • Meh...seen it.

    But, I get a kick out of it every time.

    Thanks, subby
  • I would like to take this rare opportunity to point out that not all Alabamians are bigoted assholes. They do, no doubt, have control of the state now. Hopefully more sane citizens will eventually gain control.
  • Mr. Baxley responded correctly. The appropriate response to anything the KKK might say to you is and always will be, "kiss my ass."
  • Coco LaFemme: Mr. Baxley responded correctly. The appropriate response to anything the KKK might say to you is and always will be, "kiss my ass."


    Ewww. Not in my opinion. Have you ever seen the lips on those people? So thin and gross.
  • Is it Grand Dragon, Grand Wizard or Grand Master? I'm so farking confused.

    /KKK - kool kolored kids
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    And nothing of value was lost.
  • I'm with the farker above; I'd like to see the letter that sparked this response.
  • Krymson Tyde: I would like to take this rare opportunity to point out that not all Alabamians are bigoted assholes. They do, no doubt, have control of the state now. Hopefully more sane citizens will eventually gain control.


    This lived there in the mid to late 70's and knew many who were not.

    /two of them were white.
  • Good on him for controlling his anger. You don't want to see him angry.
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    Von Berlichingen approves.
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