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Alabama Senate Approves Of Not Being Racist

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Better late than never.

Last week, the Alabama state legislation passed an amendment to their state constitution that would eliminated all outdated and ignorant racial references and segregationist laws.

In a 22-9 vote, will ALL of the Republicans voting in favor, the measure was passed to remove references to "Jim Crow" and any language that calls for separation of black and white individuals. The proposed amendment will now move to the House of Representatives for consideration. If signed by the governor, it must go to voters for approval.

Um, excuse you, nine democrat Alabama senators - you mind telling us what your beef is? Some reason you want to keep your state constitution racist and outdated? The thing was written in 1901 for crying out loud! That's over a century!

Get with the times people! Get with the times!

P.S. - Their constitution is also ridiculously long! with 827 amendments and 340,000 words, it's 40 times longer than the U.S. Constitution. Wowza!

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20 comments to “Alabama Senate Approves Of Not Being Racist”

  1. buck says – reply to this


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    Democrats have always been the party of racist, its funny how minorities don't understand this.



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    Have you actual read the amendment, Mario? There could be items in it that directly benefit the Republicans and that have nothing to do with the actual topic. That kind of crap is done all the time and is subsequently used as a smear campaign against the other party. So before you bash the Democrats, know what you're talking about.

    "Alabama will hereby remove all racist remarks from its' constitution. We are also raising the salary of all house members by 600%."



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    i think we need more information- for example, maybe the democrats voted against it because there might have been provisions about things like housing — maybe taking this step, while it appears great on the surface, might also have a backlash of hurting different communities of color who are struggling and need the extra assistance. then again, maybe not. but i think we owe it to them to get all the information before assuming those 9 were racist. (that being said, maybe they were just racist– in the case, fuck them.)



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    And you need to quote what you're typing. You copied and pasted that entire thing. Typical.



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    There is language still in this bill, as it was in 2004 and shot down by the voters, that states that the public is NOT entitled to a state funded education (public school).

    This is just another attempt by the Republicans to cash in on "tokenism". An easy headline to gain some votes. And with the new debating policy in the house, there is little anyone can do to have this thing not go before the public for a vote. People vote based on headlines now, and the information they read on bullshit sites like this one. Perez and his interns never do any homework and should NEVER, EVER comment on politics as it may have an effect, and a terrible one at that, on how people vote.

    There is language in this bill that would do harm to all the people of the State of Alabama.

    What has to happen is the ENTIRE constitution for that state be completely reworked, from the ground up, which, ironically enough, was attempted by the Democrats years ago, but constantly shot down. Just the IDEA of it was shot down before it was even written.

    Mario, shame on you for contributing to the ignorance. You're now an official tool of the Fox Network and the Republican party. Well done, idiot.



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    That picture of Kate Hudson (in the item before) makes her look fat. eeeewwww!

  7. buck says – reply to this


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    Re: adg100 – the democratic party is still the most overwhelming party of racist and has been since the 60's. Its the party of the KKK and their policies on education, welfare and social issues does nothing but demean minorities by keeping them dumbed-down. Its as shame that the democrats have used generations of minorities to gain power for themselves.

  8. buck says – reply to this


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    A little known fact of history involves the heavy opposition to the civil rights movement by several prominent Democrats. Similar historical neglect is given to the important role Republicans played in supporting the civil rights movement. A calculation of 26 major civil rights votes from 1933 through the 1960's civil rights era shows that Republicans favored civil rights in approximately 96% of the votes, whereas the Democrats opposed them in 80% of the votes! These facts are often intentionally overlooked by the left wing Democrats for obvious reasons. In some cases, the Democrats have told flat out lies about their shameful record during the civil rights movement.



  9. 9

    Keep in mind that it was Southern Democrats who started the KKK after the Civil War and it was the Southern Democrats who kept the Civil Rights movement of the 60's from happening while Kennedy was still in office. Also, up until a few years ago, they were also the ones who still had card carrying members of the KKK in Congress and the Senate.



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    One problem I have is it seems like they're trying to whitewash history. If people can't read how disgusting the south was/is, it never happened, right?



  11. 11

    Loving the idiots here who think the democratic party and the republican party of the old era are the same ones that exist today. Wow… go back to high school, kids!



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    If you paid any attention at all in school instead of drooling over boys, maybe you'd know that republicans aren't all racist bigots. Like previously posted, Republicans used to be the "good" party and Democrats were the bad guys. Ya boy Abraham Lincoln was a Republican. About 90% people probably already knew that, but I'm going to put you in the 10% of people that think he freed all the slaves and that he was for democrats.

  13. buck says – reply to this


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    Re: Brains of the Operation – Democrats haven't change one bit, they just have the media covering up for them. As all you have to do is look at their educational, social, welfare and economic policies that hold down minorities. Simply take a look at the black communities and ask if they are better off now then they were before 1960. There were far more minorities in the middle class until the racist democrats got control of them. Also there were more black owned business and new homes for blacks under GWB then either Clinton or Obama combine. Its sad that democrats will continue to lie to blacks and blacks will just accept it.



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    Re: maaayhem – Political parties of the 1800s are completely different than political parties of the 1900s, and same for parties of the 2000s (although the two main party names have been kept throughout the centuries). What Republicans used to stand for and what Democrats used to stand have been changed so drastically over the decades that the general party platforms of both parties would be unrecognizable today. Many historians argue that if Abraham Lincoln was a politician today, he would be a Democrat. Also, the difference between Southerners and Northerners of the same party during the 1800s and 1900s is huge.



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    Re: Fancyhippy – OMG YES! What some fucking idiots on here don't understand is that the Democrats of the past are the Republicans of today. Most of the people in the South used to be Democrats because Abe Lincoln was a Republican thus they were agaisnt his politics.



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    Re: buck – You obviously mentally live in the mid 20th century. The parties almost completely reversed their roles in 1964 after Johnson all but alienated the Democratic party, even admitting that he lost the entire south for more than a generation because of the Civil Rights bill.

    Comparing these things in the manner you and others are is like referring to the Milwaukee Brewers as an American League team. They aren't, and haven't been for quite some time.

    However, most realize that people such as yourself will hold on to this argument as it's convenient to do so and most unsuspecting fools will believe it. It's what outfits like Fox news bank on. The ignorant majority.

  17. buck says – reply to this


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    Re: adg100 – and minorities are doing so well under the control of democrats. its a complete fraud but its their lives. its just a bummer that the democrats have them so fooled and do everything in their power to keep them down, un-educated and reliant on government. the good news is that 2/3s of the country watch Fox News and are understanding this.



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    Re: FancyhippyRe: EdgarAllanPoe
    Wow. I guess my use of past tense didn't mean anything to you, but okay. Don't believe I said anything about politics being the same as it is today. Obviously it's not, we're fighting more issues, not to mention different than we were in 1860. Although I do stand more with Republicans more than I do with Democrats when it comes to key issues, but let's face it, Demo/Repubs are the same thing these days. They've merged into one, big shit pile.

  19. caryy says – reply to this


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    Perez did you seriously not read any of the articles about this? The bill in question is a token effort engineered by Republicans so they can wave around that they voted against racism, while not actually addressing any of the real problems concerning race that still exist in Alabama. The Democrats who voted against it did so because they were shut out of debate and not allowed to offer amendments that would actually make the bill affect anything. They didn't vote no because they disagree with the sentiment, they voted no because it was being railroaded as part of a Republican PR grab.



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    @Buck - Neither party is worth a damn. What you saying is true except for the fact that party beliefs flipped in the late 60's. Dems recognized that minorities votes was the key and while Republicans continue to support big business and not the little man (White or Black). As far social programs - welfare is far more prevalent in the white communities but a black face is always put out like they are the ones in needing free money.