Seeking the Charity of Understanding of Slavery, Which We Miss A Bit

by
Abby Zimet

God
bless South Carolina, which boasts not just Gov. Mark Sanford but Senate
President Glenn McConnell, a Civil War re-enactor who showed up at last
weekend's meeting of the Federation of Republican Women in full rebel
garb, accompanied by two black "slaves." Exhibiting the sensitivity made
famous by many other Republicans, he argued that his appearance at an
event dubbed "A Southern Experience" simply represented "the differing
parts of the
culture," so just what is the problem?

"What the ladies had put together was a smorgasbord of Southern
culture," he said. "It
showed the approach we have in this state of a shared history."

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