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America Is Two Countries, Not on Speaking Terms

lemonfemale Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 3:28 PM
The radical reconstructionists WERE white, actually. The original ones. Why we had another hundred years of Jim Crow was because Reconstruction was abandoned. Read STATE OF JONES for how freedman vote was suppressed by armed groups and read NRA First Freedom magazine for how gun laws in the South were written to disarm blacks.

You know who won the election (or whether we face another Florida 2000), and as I write I don't.

But whether Barack Obama is re-elected to a second term or Mitt Romney is elected the 45th president, the contours of their support during this fiercely fought campaign show that we live in Two Americas.

The culturally cohesive America of the 1950s that some of us remember, usually glossing over racial segregation and the civil rights movement, is no longer with us and hasn't been for some time.

That was an America of universal media, in which everyone watched one of three...