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Big Scrub TX
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Any Mississippi baws remember the "wade-ins"?
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Clemon Jimerson still remembers his first time on the beach in Biloxi, Mississippi. It was April 24, 1960—Easter Sunday—and a local physician had organized a gathering of more than 120 people on three sections of the 26-mile shoreline. Jimerson was 14 years old then, and he marked the occasion with a brand new swimsuit and a top-of-the-line, gold-banded Elgin watch.

Jimerson lived just two miles from the beach, but Jim Crow laws barred him and the rest of the black community from visiting. (Blacks were allowed on a small part of the beach that was some 10 miles away from his neighborhood.) That led the physician—a man named Dr. Gilbert Mason, who would become one of the leading civil rights activists in Mississippi—to plan a “wade-in” as both an act of civil disobedience and a family event. Women, children, and teenagers there were “just having a good time,” Jimerson recalls.

At worst, the protesters expected to be ordered off the beach by police, and maybe some arrests. That was what happened in the two previous wade-ins. What they didn’t see coming was a mob of white men armed with clubs, brass knuckles, and bricks.

That day would come to be known as Bloody Sunday.
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The New York Times called this event "The worst racial riot in Mississippi history." Shots were fired, rocks were thrown, and there was fighting in the streets over the entire weekend. Ten people were shot and a large number were injured in fights. Gilbert Mason was arrested and convicted of disturbing the peace for his role in the protest. Biloxi police recruited a mob of white citizens and took no action to prevent their violence against protesters. Mason's office was firebombed later that night
LINK Just good 'ol baws doin' the lord's work. Luckly, the CRA and VRA were passed 4-5 years later, thus putting an immediate end to this fair and reasonable disagreement about access to beaches.


Tyler9258
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re: Any Mississippi baws remember the "wade-ins"?
Joke was and is still on them, nobody swims in Biloxi. They really were brave.


DownSouthJukin
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re: Any Mississippi baws remember the "wade-ins"?
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Big Scrub TX

Just like a good prog, digging up bones to pit blacks against whites.

'Member all of Texas' Jim Crow laws?

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1865: Juneteenth [Constitution] The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.[8]

1866: Education [Constitution] All taxes paid by blacks to go to maintaining African schools. Duty of the legislature to "encourage colored schools."

1866: Railroads [Statute] All railroad companies shall attach one passenger car for the special accommodation of freedmen.

1871: Barred segregation on public carriers [Statute] Public carriers prohibited from making any distinctions in the carrying of passengers. Penalty: Misdemeanor punishable by a fine from $100 to $500, or imprisonment from 30 to 90 days, or both.

1876: Voting rights [Constitution] Required electors to pay poll tax

1879: Miscegenation [Statute] Confirmed intermarriage law passed in 1858. Penalty applied equally to both parties.

1889: Railroads [Statute] Railroad companies required to maintain separate coaches for white and colored passengers, equal in comfort. Penalty: Passengers refusing to sit where assigned were guilty of a misdemeanor, and could be fined between $5 and $20.

1891: Railroads [Statute] Separate coach laws strengthened. Separate coaches for white and Negro passengers to be equal in all points of comfort and convenience. Designed by signage posted in a conspicuous place in each compartment. Trains allowed to carry chair cars or sleeping cars for the exclusive use of either race. Law did not apply to streetcars. Penalty: Conductors who failed to enforce law faced misdemeanor charge punish able by a fine from $5 to $25. The railroad company could be fined from $100 to $1,000 for each trip. Passengers who refused to sit in designated areas faced fines from $5 to $25.

1907: Streetcars [Statute] Required all streetcars to comply with the separate coach law passed in 1889. Penalty: Streetcar companies could be fined from $100 to $1,000 for failing to enact law. A passenger wrongfully riding in an improper coach was guilty of a misdemeanor, and faced fines from $5 to $25

1909: Railroads [Statute] Depot buildings required to provide separate waiting areas for the use of white and Negro passengers.

1914: Railroads [Statute] Negro porters shall not sleep in sleeping car berths nor use bedding intended for white passengers.

1915: Miscegenation [State Code] The penalty for intermarriage is imprisonment in the penitentiary from two to five years.

1919: Public accommodations [Statute] Ordered that Negroes were to use separate branches of county free libraries.

1922: Voting Rights [Statute] "...in no event shall a Negro be eligible to participate in a Democratic party primary election held in the State of Texas. ” Overturned in 1927 by U.S. Supreme Court in Nixon v. Herndon.

1925: Education [Statute] Required racially segregated schools.

1925: Public accommodations [Statute] Separate branches for Negroes to be administered by a Negro custodian in all county libraries.

1925: Miscegenation [Penal Code] Miscegenation declared a felony. Nullified interracial marriages if parties went to another jurisdiction where such marriages were legal.

1926: Public carriers [Statute] Public carriers to be segregated.

1935: Health Care [Statute] Established a state tuberculosis sanitarium for blacks.

1935: Public carriers [State Code] Directed that separate coaches for whites and blacks on all common carriers.

1943: Public carriers [State Code] Ordered separate seating on all buses.

1949: Employment [Statute] Coal mines required to have separate washrooms.

1950: Public accommodations [Statute] Separate facilities required for white and black citizens in state parks.

1951: Voting rights [Constitution] Required electors to pay poll tax.

1951: Miscegenation [Statute] Unlawful for person of Caucasian blood to marry person of African blood. Penalty: Two to five years’ imprisonment.

1952: Health Care [Statute] Establishment of TB hospitals for blacks.

1953: Public carriers [Penal Code] Public carriers to be segregated.

1956: Public accommodations [Municipal Ordinance] Abolished previously required segregation in the city of San Antonio's swimming pools and other recreational facilities.

1958: Education [Statute] No child compelled to attend schools that are racially mixed. No desegregation unless approved by election. Governor may close schools where troops used on federal authority.

1960: Miscegenation [State Code] Strictly Prohibited marriage or living together as man and wife between racially mixed persons. Penalty: One to ten years imprisonment in county jail, or fine



Collegedropout
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re: Any Mississippi baws remember the "wade-ins"?
no wonder they commit more than half the crime while being 13% the population. it is understandable now.


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Big Scrub TX
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re: Any Mississippi baws remember the "wade-ins"?
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Joke was and is still on them, nobody swims in Biloxi. They really were brave.


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FandIgod
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Member since Jun 2017
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re: Any Mississippi baws remember the "wade-ins"?
why cant they just stay where they belong
hell 98 percent of them cant swim they don't teach their children to use forks and knifes for goodness sake
but they can vote


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Big Scrub TX
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Austin
Member since Dec 2013
16100 posts

re: Any Mississippi baws remember the "wade-ins"?
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'Member all of Texas' Jim Crow laws?
Yeah, that's what this thread was - an argument FOR TX and AGAINST MS!


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Tiguar
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re: Any Mississippi baws remember the "wade-ins"?
These threads need a stated point to differentiate them from common trolling. What is your point?


GRTiger
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re: Any Mississippi baws remember the "wade-ins"?
The most recent wade-in lead to an old white woman getting slammed to the ground and tossed in the pool with her dogs.

This post was edited on 6/21 at 4:22 pm


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_Hurricane_
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Member since Feb 2016
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re: Any Mississippi baws remember the "wade-ins"?
Biloxi is now home to "Black Spring Break". You can see the "progress" we've made on display for an entire week of lost weaves.


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Pinecone Repair
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re: Any Mississippi baws remember the "wade-ins"?
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Just good 'ol baws doin' the lord's work.




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Scruffy
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re: Any Mississippi baws remember the "wade-ins"?
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What is your point?
To foment racial violence.


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Ingloriousbastard
Member since May 2015
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re: Any Mississippi baws remember the "wade-ins"?
Why do you love racism so much? Serious question.


Big Scrub TX
LSU Fan
Austin
Member since Dec 2013
16100 posts

re: Any Mississippi baws remember the "wade-ins"?
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These threads need a stated point to differentiate them from common trolling. What is your point?
I'd say this is most topical re statue removal and rebel flag display ethics. I'd be curious to know what the ilk's opinion of these efforts to commemorate these atrocities would be. After all, statues seem VERY TREASURED around here. Old statues dedicated to people who fought to entirely entrench these sorts of atrocities as a matter of course, that is.


Tiguar
South Alabama Fan
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re: Any Mississippi baws remember the "wade-ins"?
Things can be topical but still not have a point.

You started to ask your point but stopped short of anything coherent.

I believe in you. Keep trying and you'll get it.


N.O. via West-Cal
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans
Member since Aug 2004
5697 posts

re: Any Mississippi baws remember the "wade-ins"?
I'm really glad I was able to learn about that incident even if I did have to wade through your vile race baiting garbage to learn of it.


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Bodyaid
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Member since Feb 2009
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re: Any Mississippi baws remember the "wade-ins"?
I think all of those whites were democrats back then


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Dead End
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Member since Aug 2013
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re: Any Mississippi baws remember the "wade-ins"?
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Why do you love racism so much? Serious question.


Because he's a racist POS.



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Seldom Seen
LSU Fan
Member since Feb 2016
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re: Any Mississippi baws remember the "wade-ins"?
No I don't remember that was before my time. Black people used to swim?


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Big Scrub TX
LSU Fan
Austin
Member since Dec 2013
16100 posts

re: Any Mississippi baws remember the "wade-ins"?
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Things can be topical but still not have a point.
Fair enough. The point, then, I suppose, is educational.


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