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The Racial Totem Pole – Look Through the Eyes of a Racist

Do you ever imagine what it would be like to see the world through the eyes of a racist White man from, let's just say, Jackson, Mississippi; Charleston, South Carolina; or Jena, Louisiana? Imagine seeing the world through the eyes of someone like former governor of South Carolina and US State Senator Strom Thurmond. In 1948, Thurman ran for the United States Presidency on the third party ticket of the Dixiecrat Party. During a speech, Thurmond was quoted as saying, "I want to tell you, ladies and gentlemen, that there are not enough troops in the army to force ...

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