BlackCommentator.com – July 02, 2015 – Issue 613 Cover Story: Has the Neo-Confederacy Fallen? – A Commentary on Twenty-Three Years of Fighting the Neo-Confederate Movement By Ed Sebesta, BC Guest Commentator

People expect a racist to be a marginal individual, rude, belligerent, spouting racial slurs and can comfort themselves that they must not be racist since they are not like that. I was discomforting. Newspapers, major dailies, liberal magazines and other publications were resolutely not interested.So I continued to research year after year, purchasing all the neo-Confederate magazines and back issues, indexing them, archiving them, and purchasing all the neo-Confederate books, videos, audio cassette tapes and indexing and archiving them. I would try to get news media interested but largely failed. There was just a few articles here and there in the alternative mediaHowever, starting in 1998 matters started to change. Trent Lott was heading up the impeachment effort against Bill Clinton and by getting on the Internet, I started to get emails about the impeachment and ignored them for a couple days until someone pointed out that the topic of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CofCC) had come up and Lott was denying he was a real supporter. Using the Internet, I got Tom Edsall’s phone number and called and the next day I was faxing. All the material you read on the internet about Lott’s involvement with the CofCC or his interview in the Southern Partisan came from material I supplied to journalists at one time or another.

 

via BlackCommentator.com – July 02, 2015 – Issue 613 Cover Story: Has the Neo-Confederacy Fallen? – A Commentary on Twenty-Three Years of Fighting the Neo-Confederate Movement By Ed Sebesta, BC Guest Commentator.

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