After Court Orders Miss. Town to Desegregate, Confederate Group Declares Civil War Over

Confederate civil war reenactors (Wikipedia)
Confederate civil war reenactors (Wikipedia)

By H. Peter Johnson

A pro-Confederate organization in Mississippi is finally admitting the South lost the civil war, more than 150 years after fighting ended.

“I think it’s finally time to come to terms with the fact we lost,” said Clayton Moore, spokesperson for the Mississippi branch of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. “I’m afraid to say the South probably will not rise again.”

Mississippi, which is the poorest and least educated state in the union, is slow to catch on to new concepts.

According to a report by Reuters, a federal court recently ordered Cleveland, Miss. to desegregate its school system. The town has been fighting federal court orders to integrate public schools for 50 years.

Reuters said the town of 12,000 people was running a two-tier school system with separate middle and high schools for black and white students.

“Six decades after the Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education declared that ‘separate but equal has no place’ in public schools, this decision serves as a reminder to districts that delaying desegregation obligations is both unacceptable and unconstitutional,” said Vanita Gupta, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.

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