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(Wikipedia)   Let's celebrate Booker T Washington today, who triggered conservatives so hard by being invited to the White House that 120 years ago they printed a poem on the front page of newspapers that Subby can't even link to the Wikipedia article   (en.wikipedia.org) divider line
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2021-03-22 1:43:03 PM  
Subby, you made me hunt for it.  Yep, just as deplorable as you inferred.  If anyone is interested, this Wikipedia page about the dinner is one step closer to the Wikipedia page about the poem (you can actually see the link to it, under "Reception").

Also sad that Scott Joplin's opera about the dinner has vanished.
 
2021-03-22 1:49:00 PM  
What an "Attractive and Successful African-American in the White House" may look like:

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2021-03-22 2:35:00 PM  

GooberMcFly: What an "Attractive and Successful African-American in the White House" may look like:

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Aha!  I always KNEW there was something sinister about Obama!
 
2021-03-22 3:32:33 PM  
"Publications like this show something of what is the matter with Missouri"

--from the Theodore Roosevelt Center website.
 
2021-03-22 5:06:50 PM  

Shabash: Subby, you made me hunt for it.  Yep, just as deplorable as you inferred.  If anyone is interested, this Wikipedia page about the dinner is one step closer to the Wikipedia page about the poem (you can actually see the link to it, under "Reception").

Also sad that Scott Joplin's opera about the dinner has vanished.


Holy crap. That's got more N-bombs than a Tarantino script.
 
2021-03-22 6:07:08 PM  
Truly a talent worth celebrating.
Booker T. & The MG's - Green Onions (Official Audio)
Youtube 0oox9bJaGJ8
 
2021-03-22 6:08:18 PM  
Republicans crying about keeping history alive somehow will only whisper that poem with like-minded company.
 
2021-03-22 6:12:33 PM  
I've never understood why anyone claims the South isn't racist, when it had stuff like this for 2/3rds of the 20th century and went whisper-quiet in 1964.

Are we supposed to think that all that hatred just ... evaporated?
 
2021-03-22 6:18:02 PM  

xanadian: GooberMcFly: What an "Attractive and Successful African-American in the White House" may look like:

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Aha!  I always KNEW there was something sinister about Obama!


Oh buddy, have I got news for you...

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2021-03-22 6:19:44 PM  
I must say, there's a lot of great history there.

If only for the bit about when the Austrian Ambassador stole Washington's coat and found a rabbit's foot in the pocket - "the left hind foot of a graveyard rabbit, killed in the dark of the moon" - only to have the Detroit News throw shade:

"The Austrian ambassador may have made off with Booker T. Washington's coat at the White House, but he'd have a bad time trying to fill his shoes."
 
2021-03-22 6:20:07 PM  

xanadian: GooberMcFly: What an "Attractive and Successful African-American in the White House" may look like:

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Aha!  I always KNEW there was something sinister about Obama!


He's left handed?
 
2021-03-22 6:20:23 PM  

Fonaibung: I've never understood why anyone claims the South isn't racist, when it had stuff like this for 2/3rds of the 20th century and went whisper-quiet in 1964.

Are we supposed to think that all that hatred just ... evaporated?


And to make matters worse, there will be people who say, "See? It was better when the racism was out in the open, because at least we knew about it."

It's pretty much the whitest thing you can say, aside from the Fourteen Words.
 
2021-03-22 6:25:33 PM  
Did they have green onions included in the meal?

Booker T. & The MG's - Green Onions (Official Audio)
Youtube 0oox9bJaGJ8
 
2021-03-22 6:25:40 PM  

Shabash: Subby, you made me hunt for it.  Yep, just as deplorable as you inferred.  If anyone is interested, this Wikipedia page about the dinner is one step closer to the Wikipedia page about the poem (you can actually see the link to it, under "Reception").

Also sad that Scott Joplin's opera about the dinner has vanished.


Thanks, because subby fails at this.
 
2021-03-22 6:26:41 PM  

abb3w: "Publications like this show something of what is the matter with Missouri"

--from the Theodore Roosevelt Center website.


They haven't made too much progress.

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2021-03-22 6:28:37 PM  

Shabash: Subby, you made me hunt for it.  Yep, just as deplorable as you inferred.  If anyone is interested, this Wikipedia page about the dinner is one step closer to the Wikipedia page about the poem (you can actually see the link to it, under "Reception").

Also sad that Scott Joplin's opera about the dinner has vanished.


So, the poem has no respect for meter, scan, or rhyme, and their main gripe is "These people are doing things!"

What's the author's fark handle?
 
2021-03-22 6:30:36 PM  
The Poem in question?

Randy Marsh, the puzzle solved.
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2021-03-22 6:30:50 PM  
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RIP Booker
 
2021-03-22 6:32:18 PM  
"It is ascribed to "unchained poet", whose identity is unknown.[citation needed]"

Ah Wikipedia, never change.
 
2021-03-22 6:32:40 PM  
Tillman said, "The action of President Roosevelt in entertaining that ****** will necessitate our killing a thousand ******s in the South before they will learn their place again."

I guess this is the "heritage" I keep hearing about.
 
2021-03-22 6:33:13 PM  
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2021-03-22 6:35:48 PM  
Remember how free you are when one group of people threatens to physically hurt you for liking something
they don't like..
 
2021-03-22 6:36:28 PM  

Shabash: Subby, you made me hunt for it.  Yep, just as deplorable as you inferred.  If anyone is interested, this Wikipedia page about the dinner is one step closer to the Wikipedia page about the poem (you can actually see the link to it, under "Reception").

Also sad that Scott Joplin's opera about the dinner has vanished.


Holy shiat. Sad thing? There are plenty of republicans who probably wouldn't mind it being recited when talking about Obama.
 
2021-03-22 6:38:41 PM  

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Now I'm picturing King Booker suplexing racists through the tables at the White Housr.

This is a good mental image. I think I'll keep thinking about for a while.
 
2021-03-22 6:39:03 PM  
Someone should make it into a Broadway show.
 
2021-03-22 6:43:25 PM  

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Sucka!!!
 
2021-03-22 6:44:10 PM  
Well, that does it. I certainly won't be voting Democrat again!
 
2021-03-22 6:44:47 PM  

UltimaCS: Republicans crying about keeping history alive somehow will only whisper that poem with like-minded company.


Yeah they're done whispering. I'd be surprised if it wasn't the lead segment on Tucker tonight complete with a reading and panel analysis.
 
2021-03-22 6:49:29 PM  
Why do I always get Booker T and the MGs confused with the Spencer Davis Group?
 
2021-03-22 7:06:48 PM  
Conservatives: coonts then, coonts today.
 
2021-03-22 7:12:49 PM  
Washington privately contributed substantial funds for legal challenges to segregation and disfranchisement, such as the case of Giles v. Harris, which was heard before the United States Supreme Court in 1903.[49] Even when such challenges were won at the Supreme Court, southern states quickly responded with new laws to accomplish the same ends, for instance, adding "grandfather clauses" that covered whites and not blacks in order to prevent blacks from voting.

Conservatives like to cite Booker T. Washington as "one of the good ones," because he was known, publicly, as someone who accepted conditions as they were (as opposed to the more radical W.E.B. DuBois), but his secret support of legal challenges like Giles v. Harris showed that he had a hidden radical side that should be acknowledged.   That was a case where a little bit of judicial activism from a Republican Chief Justice could have helped out a lot of black voters (who were predominantly Republicans at the time).

The Supreme Court, in an opinion written by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., decided to uphold the dismissal of the case, for two reasons:

First, the Court noted that the plaintiffs were asserting that the entire registration system was unconstitutional, but the only relief they sought was to be registered. The Court suggested that it would solve nothing for the names of the plaintiffs to be added to the voter rolls while the entire voting process remained illegal.

Second, the Court noted that under the doctrine set forth in Hans v. Louisiana (1890), the Eleventh Amendment prohibited the plaintiff from suing the state directly in a United States federal court. Since the federal court has no power to issue an order to the state, the only way that the plaintiff's ability to vote could be enforced would be for the court to monitor the entire election process, which would be difficult in light of the overwhelming desire of the white population to prevent blacks from voting.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giles_v​.​_Harris#Decision

A lot of problems could have been solved with more judicial activism in the late 1800s/early 1900s.

A good article about the case:  https://www.jstor.org/stable/4​0379838?​seq=1
 
2021-03-22 7:24:39 PM  

Mr. Shabooboo: Remember how free you are when one group of people threatens to physically hurt you for liking something
they don't like..


TFD is a totalitarian state? I KNEW IT!
 
2021-03-22 7:28:47 PM  

Shabash: Subby, you made me hunt for it.  Yep, just as deplorable as you inferred.  If anyone is interested, this Wikipedia page about the dinner is one step closer to the Wikipedia page about the poem (you can actually see the link to it, under "Reception").

Also sad that Scott Joplin's opera about the dinner has vanished.


There is a Dr. Seuss joke in here somewhere.
 
2021-03-22 7:32:01 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Why do I always get Booker T and the MGs confused with the Spencer Davis Group?


I am quite fond of both, and I have no idea how that's possible. As a child, I DID confuse Bill Withers with Dobie Gray, but that's another story.
 
2021-03-22 7:38:03 PM  
To be fair, liberals were racist too, back then
 
2021-03-22 7:42:11 PM  
Damn.  Never seen it before.  That poem has an awful lot of "Attractive and Successful African-American" uses in it.
 
2021-03-22 7:58:31 PM  
Vogons, step aside. We have a new winner for worst poetry in the universe.

/can't you just imagine the piggy-eyed glee with which the author put those words down on paper?
 
2021-03-22 8:08:57 PM  
I'm partial to this one...

Hip Hug-Her - Booker T. & The MG's
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2021-03-22 8:11:41 PM  

Shabash: Subby, you made me hunt for it.  Yep, just as deplorable as you inferred.  If anyone is interested, this Wikipedia page about the dinner is one step closer to the Wikipedia page about the poem (you can actually see the link to it, under "Reception").

Also sad that Scott Joplin's opera about the dinner has vanished.


I found the poem. It's what you get if you boil down Fox News from 2008-2016 down to its bare essence.
 
2021-03-22 8:15:23 PM  

GooberMcFly: What an "Attractive and Successful African-American in the White House" may look like:

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Just think, only 107 years after Booker T. Washington's visit and their response had changed completely.

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And on and on for eight years.

Such progress.
 
2021-03-22 8:43:31 PM  

HighOnCraic: A lot of problems could have been solved with more judicial activism in the late 1800s/early 1900s.


A lot of problems could also have been solved by hanging or permanently imprisoning Lee, Davis and every other Confederate leader, and making it damn clear that no worship of the Confederacy, nor continuing its bigotry, would be tolerated.
 
2021-03-22 8:47:34 PM  
I took my then gf and her son around Glasgow city centre about 15 years ago. We saw all the magnificent architecture and fine buildings being renovated and made beautiful again after 100 years of grimy soot and pollution had turned them black and grey. As the buildings shon brilliant white again, I explained that all of them were paid for by the Triangle Trade, the shipping of European goods to Africa, slaves to America and raw materials back to Europe. The only major building untainted by that history in that area was the Glasgow College of Art. It was seriously burned in a fire some years later. The monuments to greed and inhumanity still stand undamaged today.
 
2021-03-22 8:48:36 PM  
Damn. Beaten to the musical punch line again.

Myk-House of El: Did they have green onions included in the meal?

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/0oox9bJa​GJ8]

 
2021-03-22 8:50:23 PM  
Twice. I first cited

TelemonianAjax: Truly a talent worth celebrating.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/0oox9bJa​GJ8]

but something went wrong with the clip.

 
2021-03-22 9:21:11 PM  

TelemonianAjax: Truly a talent worth celebrating.
[YouTube video: Booker T. & The MG's - Green Onions (Official Audio)]


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2021-03-22 9:55:47 PM  
Booker T & the MG's - Melting Pot
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2021-03-22 10:12:43 PM  

blackminded: UltimaCS: Republicans crying about keeping history alive somehow will only whisper that poem with like-minded company.

Yeah they're done whispering. I'd be surprised if it wasn't the lead segment on Tucker tonight complete with a reading and panel analysis.


I'm really surprised Tucker hasn't used the N-word in a segment yet.  It's probably coming.
 
2021-03-22 10:31:40 PM  

UltimaCS: Republicans crying about keeping history alive somehow will only whisper that poem with like-minded company.


Or wank off to it in private
 
2021-03-22 11:01:08 PM  

LordJiro: HighOnCraic: A lot of problems could have been solved with more judicial activism in the late 1800s/early 1900s.

A lot of problems could also have been solved by hanging or permanently imprisoning Lee, Davis and every other Confederate leader, and making it damn clear that no worship of the Confederacy, nor continuing its bigotry, would be tolerated.


We allowed the losers to write history, unfortunately.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunni​n​g_School
 
2021-03-23 1:14:24 AM  
We never should have stopped Sherman.

Alternately, the South should have been occupied territory for 150 years. Or maybe 200.
 
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