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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-20-10 11:16 PM
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Where is old Jeppie Barbour now? Is he still around or did he pass away?
And folks wonder why many of use view Republicans as either tolerant of or pandering to racists. Haley Barbour is the head of the Republican Governors Association, if Obama needed to throw Rev. Wright under the bus, Haley better throw Jeppie under that same bus.

Jeppie Barbour, Haley's Brother, Bemoaned Blacks 'Not Listenin' To White People Like They Used To'

WASHINGTON -- The 1971 book Yazoo: Integration in a Deep-Southern Town by journalist Willie Morris paints a far more complicated picture of Yazoo City's desegregation than Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) portrayed, perhaps exemplified by the attitudes of Jeppie Barbour, Haley's older brother who was elected mayor in 1968.

As Andrew Ferguson noted in his Weekly Standard profile of Barbour, Jeppie, at the age of just 27, "won on a platform that included the revitalization of downtown, which already was showing signs of decay as stores closed or moved out to the new strip malls opening on the outskirts." Haley was in his third year at the University of Mississippi in 1968 and volunteered on his brother's campaign.

Jeppie was upset about African-American residents of Yazoo boycotting local white-owned businesses and taking charge of their own affairs during the civil rights era. From Morris' book:

"Maybe five years ago," he said, "you could've appointed a colored man yourself. Now you simply can't get away with it. They're goin' to have to pick their own leaders. You could've gotten on radio five years ago using these very words, 'George Collins is this ni**er we've appointed,' and could've gotten away with it. I guess they're just goin' through a state of being rebellious and hard-nosed and not listenin' to white people like they used to."

The town has seventeen policeman in all, which struck me as a substantial force for a town of 14,000, and Mace is standard equipment; the policemen carry it on their belts. "You get a drunk," Jeppie says; "you either get him to come with you or you have to manhandle him. You give him Mace and he'll want to go anywhere with you. It keeps that ni**er's head in good shape."

Discipline has likewise been a problem with "the little ni**ers around town. One seven-year-old stole a pistol, but the chief has his own homemade juvenile delinquency kit. He has a belt that's bigger than a Sam Browne belt, and he calls the parents and gets them to come down and take the kid into the basement and use the belt."
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