Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour recently scored himself the cover of the ‘Weekly Standard’, however it wasn’t for a noble cause but for the racist comments he made while reflecting on the civil rights era.
“I just don’t remember it as being that bad…I remember Martin Luther King came to town, in ’62. He spoke out at the old fairgrounds and it was full of people, black and white,” He said.
These comments outraged NAACP President Derrick Johnson who feels that Barbour isn’t ready to go national.
“There is absolutely no excuse for the governor trying create a new reality based on his view,” said Johnson. “There is evidence that he is racially insensitive to the history of this state and the plight of African Americans who fought to become equal citizens under the Constitution.”