✽ Chuck Warnock on the tea-partiers:
I was born in the South and have lived here all my life. My great-great-grandfather fought for the Confederacy, and I grew up going to segregated public schools. I grew up during the era of the Civil Rights struggle and heard many Southern Baptist preachers and laymen express their anger at the audacity of the federal government to force our state to integrate its schools and our businesses to serve all people, black and white. The images of white Tea Party protesters are eerily similar to anti-integration protesters in the 1960s. The subtext of racism is still there, even in our churches. Sometimes especially in our churches. ~ link✽ I was responding to an iGoogle query about updating my contact list and apparently as I was adding some people the system sent out invitations to join Google chat. Sorry about that. I was just trying to stay organized.