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Old 07-09-2018, 07:14 PM   #142
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Default Re: tell a Model A related story

James McGee #2.
James wrote and asked me if I had seen his little town of Vidor on the news. No I hadn’t.
Well James tells me the Feds built some houses in Vidor to provide for the unemployed. Well, those getting out of jail would be unemployed. And many of those getting out of jail were black.
Well Vidor, James goes on to say, is a white town and the bill boards on the entrances to town tell arriving travellers just that.
Well some blacks arrived quickly followed by the KKK. Now that is what James was speaking about. It was a world news item.
The blacks quickly departed Vidor for the adjacent town of Beaufort. One of them sadly was randomly shot in a drive by shooting.
Many of my Australian friends were a little shocked by the notice board as such a public statement in Australia would end the writer in court. Public sentiment and law is against speech that may be offensive. I do feel myself that notice board was distasteful but it is not my intention to tell Americans how they should conduct themselves.
I enjoyedcommunicating with James McGee.

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