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Post by Lurker on Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:57 pm

On Tuesday the Memphis City Council passed a resolution to rename three Confederate-themed public parks in Memphis, including one named after the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. Confederate Park is now known as Memphis Park, Jefferson Davis Park is henceforth Mississippi River Park and Nathan Bedford Forrest Park -- named after the Confederate Army lieutenant general and KKK leader -- is now Health Sciences Park.
A KKK Exalted Cyclops promised a massive protest rally over the Memphis City Council decision. (The Exalted Cyclops reports to a Grand Giant, or provincial leader. Next in the chain of command is Grand Dragon, a director on the state level. The Grand Wizard runs the national organization).

Going by "Edward" -- anonymity is typical of the Klan -- the Exalted Cyclops told Memhis' [SIC] WMC-TV, "Y'all are going to see the largest rally Memphis, Tennessee, has ever seen. It's not going to be twenty or thirty -- it's going to be thousands of Klansmen from the whole United States."


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/keith-thomson/kkk-planning-largest-rall_b_2638781.html
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Post by Caution on Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:34 pm

This move came in response to the state legislature's intent on passing a bill that prevents renaming parks.
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Post by Lurker on Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:38 pm

The City Council measure was a preemptive action against what Councilman Shea Flinn called, "the ironic war of aggression from our northern neighbor in Nashville." The day before, the state legislature introduced the "Tennessee Heritage Protection Act of 2013," which, if approved, will prevent renaming and alteration of Tennessee statues, monuments, or memorials erected in honor of the Civil War (or, in the bill's language, "the War Between the States").

You are correct, Eric. Our 15th Century racist lawmakers are yet again embarrassing our state. We (Tennessee and other states) have a lot of racist groups that use the word "heritage" to legitimize their hate of minorities. The Sons Of Confederate Veterans are one of the worst. I have direct knowledge of that dangerous group.
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