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Posted By: GUEST,Joe Richman
23-Jul-05 - 06:07 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Bascomb Lamar Lunsford
Subject: RE: Folklore: Bascomb Lamar Lunsford
I'd say that the Communists used the race issue as a wedge to get in the door. The real leadership of the Civil Rights movement were Christians. Dr M.L. King was a Baptist minister. The Communists in the Soviet Union practiced race based deportation en masse; like deporting all of the Chechens and all of the Volga Germans to starve on the steppes of Kazakhstan. Russia today is reaping what the Communists sowed, just as America has reaped the harvest of slavery and Jim Crow. Lunsford did not like Communism. That much I get. He may have had ideas on race relations that were colored by the time and place he grew up in. But I don't see that race hatred was a major part of his life, like for instance, in the lives of the leaders of the Mississippi Klan. I doubt those gentlemen (ha) would see any merit in any non-white music that wasn't a gross parody meant to demean non-whites.

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