Mammy’s Cupboard

Another item for the Nice People files: Mississippi State Representative Karl Oliver.

Karl Oliver says that Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments and that he will do everything within his power to make sure that Mississippi does not follow suit.


A Mississippi state representative.

The post is now gone; it said:

The destruction of these monuments, erected in the loving memory of our family and fellow Southern Americans, is both heinous and horrific. If the, and I use this term extremely loosely, “leadership” of Louisiana wishes to, in a Nazi-ish fashion, burn books or destroy historical monuments of OUR HISTORY, they should be LYNCHED! Let it be known, I will do all in my power to prevent this from happening in our State.

State Senator Derrick Simmons tweeted a screenshot of the post:

The Root continues:

Over and over again, Mississippi has voted to keep that filthy rag of a flag flying because it represents white supremacy—or, what racists call legacy and cultural inheritance. The Antebellum tourism industry fuels a plantation economy that thrives on entrenched discrimination.

Last year, Natchez, Miss., voted to take down the Confederate flag from county buildings, but Mammy’s Cupboard—a restaurant that allows predominately white patrons to eat under “Mammy’s” skirts—still stands.

There’s a photo.

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