Saturday, March 7, 2015

"Keep The Skeer On 'Em"

Welcome to Selma 2015.
The billboard that can be seen from the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.
Spokeswoman Patricia Goodwin told the News, “That billboard was put there with positive intent to ask people who come to Selma to explore and enjoy our 19th century history. Does it say anything in the Constitution where a certain faction of people cannot be offended? I’m offended by all these people walking around with their pants hanging around their knees.”

She claims that she only chose the location because of its high visibility to visitors.

The Southern Poverty Law Center pointed out that Goodwin is a known neo-Confederate activist who has called the historic 1965 march “the Mother of All Orgies” and has previously fought efforts to commemorate the civil rights marchers who were beaten with bullwhips and police batons on Bloody Sunday.

Godwin is known for signing her emails “The Wizardess,” a reference to Forrest’s title as the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

1 comment:

Weird Dave said...

Your paper had a good article about this:

Christina Siddens, general manager of the [Selma Country] club, balked recently when asked whether it has a whites-only policy.

"No, that's not exactly true," she said. "We don't.... I mean. Look, I just sort of work here."

So Selma Country Club has black members?

"No," she said. "We don't."