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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-21-09 11:49 PM
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FYI re: State Sen. Lydia Chassaniol (R-14th District)
I thought Mississippians should know about one of our state senators.

Mississippi Pol Said to be Governors Ally Speaks to Racist Group
Posted By Heidi Beirich On June 29, 2009 @ 4:21 pm In Anti-Black | 18 Comments

This past weekend, the white supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC) held its annual conference at the Cabot Lodge on the campus of Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss. The surprise guest, Mississippi State Sen. Lydia Chassaniol (R-14th District), was introduced by emcee Bill Lord the CCCs field director who is known for his racist Martin Luther Coon jokes as the right hand to the Governor . Lord also identified Chassaniol as a member of the CCC chapter in Carroll County, one of a handful of Central Mississippi counties she represents.

In an E-mail, Chassaniol confirmed to Hatewatch that she is a member of the CCC, which she described as a conservative organization. She also wrote, I do not consider myself racist, adding that she believes a persons membership in any organization is a private matter. She said that she had worked for years with the children of the Mississippi Delta and had spoken to the Greenwood Voters League even though, she said, it has no members who are Caucasian.

Gov. Barbours website shows that he has worked with Chassaniol in her capacity as chair of the Senate Tourism Committee. A May 12 <3> press release from the governors office says Barbour praised Chassaniol for her contributions to a new slogan for the states highway signs, Birthplace of Americas Music. Ironically, the music the signs refer to from the blues, to country, to rock and roll, to gospel was largely produced by African Americans, who the CCC has described on its website as a retrograde species of humanity.

More at the Southern Poverty Law Center's website: /

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LuvNewcastle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:18 PM
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1. Why did Millsaps allow a meeting
of the CCC on their campus? Millsaps is supposed to be a good school. I saw William F. Buckley speak there many years ago but, c'mon, the CCC is in a whole other league.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:41 AM
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2. I'm not sure - it could be because the leadership in Mississippi
Edited on Wed Sep-23-09 12:41 AM by merh
has gone out of its way to make sure the heads of the colleges and universities are conservatives. They don't want the evil liberals to run the universities and polite our young people's minds.

It sounds to me that Millsaps may have a conservative in charge.
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southernlawyer Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 03:48 PM
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3. Millsaps College
Millsaps is a private college. Its owned by the Methodist Church.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 04:02 PM
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4. I realize that.
I also know that there has been a movement in the state to get rid of all the liberals in our education system.

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