Coon Of The Day: Mississippi Governor Says Civil Rights Era “Wasn’t That Bad”

- By Bossip Staff

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.”

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  • Hannibal


    • Truth Teller

      Sweetie if he is telling the truth and you agree so much, why do you have a Black man in your avatar. Boo #sityoazzdownalltheewaydown

      Stop self hating. I can tell that you use websites like this to vent your frustrations with your pathetic life because your not mentally capable of talking to REAL people, just a computer screen.


      Where do you see a Black man, young lady?

    • Hannibal



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    • that damn sh#$ disturber

      of all the stupid sh!t you’ve said on a daily basis i think this one takes the cake. if you’re trying to be funny YOU FAILED! you really are as ignorant as everyone thinks you are…

    • Lawd da Mercy

      Some things should not be joked about.
      This is one of them.
      If one of your relatives was lynched or hung from a tree,
      you may feel different.
      Remember Dr. King was murdered for leading the Civil Rights Movement?!
      I guess that’s hilarious…

    • Reality

      Go jump off of the short yellow school bus you ride on.

    • Mellowgroove

      Enjoyed the pic, huh? Let me put some dogs on you and mangle you. The difference is that these dogs would be pit bulls. Let’s see how funny you find that!

    • Mellowgroove

      You think it’s funny,huh? What if the police have some pit bulls maul you. Wouldn’t be so funny, would it? That would be hilarious!

  • sweetp1984

    A lot of them are racially insensitive, It’s just that more and more of them are becoming bold enough to talk about it.

  • R.I.P Magnolia Shorty

    SMMH! Of course you don’t remember it being that bad Haley you’re white. I remember the 80’s being THAT BAD! Ughhhh!!!!

  • dark&lovely

    Hannibal you are so stupid an racist. I hope you die a horrible, awful, long death by black people because that’s what you deserve you racist prick

    • La La

      That wasn’t nice at all. you should not wish harm on anyone, no matter how ignorant they might be. Plus, GOD says, “with kindness have I drawn thee”. I know ignorance can sometimes be hard to stomach, but you have to know that when you respond to people that way it only feeds the beast within. You can see that this individual thrives off of the responses he gets to the foolish things he types on his computer screen, and no matter what anyone says, he will continue to do it. Don’t respond, and eventually he will find some other site to spend his time.

  • daisy jay

    People like him make me sick.

    If I could do it, I’d make him sit his @ss down and read Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin. Maybe that story would get through to him since it’s about a white man disguising himself as a black man and going through Mississipi and Alabama. Apparently the facts and stories of the Civil Rights era has no effect on him unfortunately. I bet Griffin’s words and experiences would alter his mentality since they’re coming from a white man.

    Oh, and I recommend the book. Deep jazz, folks.

  • pat

    dear governor, being handicapped isnt that bad…u get to be wheeled around all the time and get close up parking spaces….see how dumb that shyt sounds…?!!!

  • missmiss7


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  • True 7

    Yo, does that hannibal kid have any type of life, they need to give this kid an online job. Lmao!!!!, this kid is a computer thug.

  • msbliss

    I am a mississippian & yes our governor is very much an idiot. He’s the reason ppl on the coast had trouble getting money 4 lost wages from bp, he cut thousands of state employees 4 no reason. I don’t think he’s a racist but a lot of white ppl here esp rich have a certain demographic they only cater too.

  • sexygrandmom

    Just like a white man to say such an ignorant statement.That is why all the blacks in the south should vote.Vote all of those old white guys out.

  • sportstalk23

    The article also has Gov Barberic down for a comment he said to his staffer back in the day who was making racist comments that if he’s not careful he’ll comeback as watermelon on a plate to be devoured by blacks, charming dude this one *rolls eyes*

  • whatisgoingon

    @sportstalk23, dont forget separate bathrooms, water fountains, having to move off the sidewalk when a white person was coming. Powerful water hoses knocking you into buildings, random blacks being found dead or severly beaten in woods and the side of the roads. These things still happen, it is just in a more subtle way, to give the impression that things have changed. For some examples, Rodney King, Sean Bell, the two black women that were sentenced to double life in prison for stealing 7 dollars. Mike Vick, attaching themselves to black peoples gifts, so the money that is made from blacks can go into their communities. But things have not really been that bad.

  • imjustsayin

    well duh ..he just speaking on how most whites feel to this day
    .the 60s were their glory days
    White men without a doubt had complete control and they were able to do as they please without the repercussions of the law
    Forget the fact that this so called free country was a contradicting joke at that time
    That’s Why they feel like they gotta” take their country back”
    Back in their good ole days the America was on their side and only happened to benefit them
    Now the minorities are getting a tad to equal for their liking

  • Tzu

    If you walked through the hood part of anyplace, you’d think that. Haley Barbour is an a**hole for that comment, yes. Typically, the person who let loose the dog doesn’t share or understand the same experience as the person whom said dog attacked. However, don’t try to use this as a case to bring up the same ol’ stereotypes about the SIP (Mississippi) as if that’s the only place it occurs or is the worst at.

    I was born and raised in the SIP. I’ve since lived in and been to various cities outside the South. And let me tell you, I’ve never seen so much racism in my life. In places like Chicago, NY, Boston, etc… Even your newspapers, such as the New York Post, print blatant racist stories (btw, this would never go down where I grew up). Yet the people in those areas do nothing. Why? Because in their mind, only the South is racist. Everywhere else, it’s labeled under a different name or met with less disdain, because the “so-called” progressive black people don’t want to offend.

  • bouyant

    hannibal, have you heard of karma, see hannibal you say a lot of things that offend a lot of people, and these people, even though not knowing you personally , they wish harm on you. eventually it will happen.relax man its not that serious, get a hobby.

  • ConnecticutsOwn

    Except that there is no such thing as race to begin with…

    We are all of the human race… but every one of us has different gene pool mixup… if you want to belong to a certain group socially, make it ethnicity or nationality, not race, because skin color has nothing to do with race…

    In the words of Richard Dawkins… We Are All Africans…

  • La La

    You better know it. I feel the same way. Integration was the beginning of the end for us.

  • La La

    Every time they say get over it, there saying it wasn’t all that bad. It’s amazing how when you are abused as a child, and grow up to become a serial killer, that abuse is used in their defense. Yet, hundreds of years of abuse, that still continues today, ought to just be forgotten about. We ought to just be able to get over it and move on. Obama in the “white” house means absolutely NOTHING! He wouldn’t even be President if they didn’t have John McCain and Sarah Palin running for the republican party. And quiet as it is kept, Obama is not the first Black President. He’s just the first to claim his Blackness.

  • ConnecticutsOwn

    Being black and growing up suburban I had to realize that awhile back..WE ARE ALL HUMAN….all these mixed races and white this yellow that don’t mean squat…..we all AFRICAN !!!!!

  • Tzu

    Africa is a continent, not a continent. And in antiquity, they never referred to themselves as Africans. People identified themselves primarily by nationality.

  • daresay

    Dominate = Dominant*

  • ni99az is in tha hood b

    what’s today’s mathematics God?

    do you have a hole in your a$$?

    does my diarrhea not smell?

    do the knowledge son. ni99az trying to get that guap.

  • Reality

    True that as the FBI and CIA infiltrated the movement in the first place…NAACP was actually formed by a white man anyhow.

  • john

    Dare say when did you lose your f#*king mind

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