Coons Of The Day: South Carolina Legislature Considers Allowing “Coon Hunters”…

- By Bossip Staff

That’s right…leave it to an advanced and forward-thinking state like South Carolina to allow something as blatantly offensive as “Coon Hunters” to enter into law…

The word “coon” is stirring up a big debate in South Carolina. The state legislature is considering printing license plates that would read “coon hunters” on the back at the request of the South Carolina Coon Hunters Association. Coon has long been considered a racial slur directed at African Americans.

The association made the request to print the plates last year. David McKee, president of the group, says the word coon shouldn’t offend anyone and doesn’t understand what the big issue is.

“We’ve got people from all races that are coon hunters,” McKee said. “I’ve got good friends that are white, and good friends that are black and we’re all coon hunters. It’s not an issue to us.”

Wendy Taylor, editor of the SC Black News, says that this type of thing is just “business as usual” in South Carolina and is not surprised that the “coon” plate has slipped through the cracks.

“We live in a state that is just full of controversy and controversial remarks and gestures,” Taylor said. “They just celebrated the secession in Charleston a week ago. It’s just a sad reality in SC that we’re even having this conversation.”

Taylor said that the SC legislature is notorious for tagging things on to legislation and not being forth coming about it to the public. South Carolina still displays the Confederate flag despite numerous years of protest.

Really? “Coon hunters”?? For real??? Maybe they can issue some license plates with little nooses on them, or better yet a burning cross that you can attach to your rear window like the flag of your favorite football team…*Gary Coleman face*

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