October 5, 2013 8:15:11 PM
Gay bars and black nationalism
In Wednesday's paper Mr. Ben Toledano said a mouthful. I believe that local newspapers should publish local news as well as news of national interest, whether or not it fits the editor's/publisher's personal political slant. News is news and op-eds are op-eds.
Macon is becoming Shuqualak is becoming Brooksville is becoming Cliftonville is becoming Mashulaville is becoming Cooksville is becoming Paulette. The "why" is open to opinion. Columbus is definitely headed in that direction if she continues on this path of racial division in politics. Lowndes County will be just a bigger version of Noxubee County.
In areas that have a majority "minority" population, black public servants can get away with "representing the black community." Nowhere in America can a white politician say he represents the white community. He would be vilified as being racist. We have a double standard, and it stinks.
Jackson's new black mayor, Chokwe Lumumba has reportedly said he wants a black nation that comprises most of the old Confederacy. That isn't news? I would think that every newspaper in the country would have that on page one above the fold. Why not? It certainly affects every Mississippian not to mention every Southerner.
So, a lesbian wants to open up a bar that caters to gays. Let her! At least you'd know who and where all the gay people are. On a serious note, there's no good reason to deny her a permit. I'm not "for" gay rights. As far as I'm concerned, they have the same rights that everybody else has, no extra or special rights. The same goes for blacks or poor folks or whoever. It will bring in tax dollars, and every town in America can use more of those.
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