Racists Put Up Pro-KKK Billboard at Selma Bridge

This weekend the nation commemorated the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march in Selma, Alabama, when the police savagely beat civil rights protesters. A group of racist assholes decided to celebrate it by putting up a pro-KKK billboard right near the bridge where the march took place.

A billboard honoring the founder of the Ku Klux Klan now stands within sight the historic bridge in Selma, Alabama that was the site of the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” clash between civil rights protesters and police.

The New York Daily News reported Saturday that the billboard shows Nathan Bedford Forrest — Klan founder and Confederate war hero — astride his horse with the motto, “Keep the skeer on ‘em,” meaning, “Keep them afraid.”…

The billboard was erected by the friends of Forrest, Inc., a historical group that says it meant nothing racist by placing the billboard so close to this historic Edmund Pettus Bridge.

Spokeswoman Patricia Goodwin told the News, “That billboard was put there with positive intent to ask people who come to Selma to explore and enjoy our 19th century history. Does it say anything in the Constitution where a certain faction of people cannot be offended? I’m offended by all these people walking around with their pants hanging around their knees.”

Fuck you, Patricia Goodwin, you racist piece of shit, and everyone who thinks like you.

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  • Akira MacKenzie

    Does it say anything in the Constitution where a certain faction of people cannot be offended?

    Ah, the “you don’t have the right to NOT be offended” excuse for being deliberately offensive.

  • D. C. Sessions

    Perhaps the biggest racist commemorative is the bridge itself:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Pettus_Bridge

  • busterggi

    KKK – Konservative Khrisians Krepublicans.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    … with the motto, “Keep the skeer on ‘em,” meaning, “Keep them afraid.”

    In other words, an explicit endorsement of terrorism.

  • llewelly

    Patricia Goodwin:

    “Does it say anything in the Constitution where a certain faction of people cannot be offended?”

    Unfortunately, it’s not really about people being “offended”; as the SPLC’s research has shown, Patricia Goodwin’s kind of hate mongering is clearly connected with people being murdered.

  • John Pieret

    I think this is a good thing … the people of Alabama are advertising their fitness to be part of the 21st century economy, not just with this but with Roy Moore’s antics too. Once the flight of young and educated people is done, Alabama will dry up and blow away along with numbnutz like Goodwin.

  • matty1

    Well learning that the historical figure you most admire wanted people to be afraid certainly inspires me to visit. Let me check the flights….

  • marcus

    busterggi @ 3 If I may…

    Konservative Khristian Kretins (Republicans)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1092933945 mikegarber

    Billboards are seldom erected by the interest/business promoted on them; they are leased. Someone accepted money from these asshats to allow them access. Billboard companies have been known to reject clients based on their message (http://www.glaad.org/2010/06/15/call-on-clear-channel-outdoor-to-explain-rejection-of-pride-billboards-in-tampa-florida-area).

  • theguy

    “That billboard was put there with positive intent”

    They positively don’t want any black people.

    “to ask people who come to Selma to explore and enjoy our 19th century history”

    Enjoy? What the fuck???

    “Does it say anything in the Constitution where a certain faction of people cannot be offended?”

    No, but it doesn’t give you the right to a billboard.

    “I’m offended by all these people walking around with their pants hanging around their knees.”

    Oh, but how dare I call a racist piece of shit a racist piece of shit, you racist piece of shit!

  • dugglebogey

    I live 13 miles outside of Chapel Hill Tennessee, where Forrest was born. There’s a relief statue of him, monuments surrounded by rebel flags, and the high school is called “Forrest High School.”

    I used to drive through it every day on the way to work. It’s truly revolting.

  • matty1

    the high school is called “Forrest High School.”

    I trust someone has the sense to insert ‘Gump’ on the sign

  • Al Dente

    Actually Forrest, who was the best cavalry general during the Civil War, made the comment “Get ’em skeered and keep the skeer on ’em” in his verbal instructions to a subordinate officer sent off to raid behind Union lines.

    This is not to say that Forrest wasn’t a completely unpleasant man. He was a slave trader before the war and founded the KKK to keep the freed slaves in their place.

  • http://www.facebook.com/den.wilson d.c.wilson

    I’ll say it again:

    It’s time we seriously consider expelling Alabama from the union.

  • StevoR

    @11. dugglebogey : ” I used to drive through it every day on the way to work. “

    Doesn’t that damage your car – or do you drive a tank or something? They keep rebuilding it every night then too?

    Seriously though, fuck those racists. That is fucking disgracefully evil and fucked up.

    Seconding #12 Matty’s suggestion here too.

  • JustaTech

    d.c.wilson @14: And how would that be fair to all of the other people in Alabama? Why would it be fair to, say, all of the African Americans who live in Alabama to write them off because of a bunch of racist jerks? How about everyone decides that we should *fix* Alabama, and Mississippi and the rest of the problem states?

  • http://www.facebook.com/den.wilson d.c.wilson

    JustaTeach @16:

    We’ll give everyone with half a brain a chance to get out of Alabama before the wall goes up.