Stonewall Riot

Stonewall Jackson loans raise a fuss-

Okay… Apparently, the state of Alabama has a fund which pays “loans” (which are never paid back) to students who write essays that “memorialize that great American and Confederate general, `Stonewall’ Jackson”. It was, of course, launched in the fifties in an attempt to prop up Jim Crow.


3 responses to “Stonewall Riot

  1. Aren’t “great American” and “Confederate General” mutually exclusive?

  2. I like to think so. Part of the problem is that “American” has multiple meanings. I don’t think weasel slavery-boosting traitors normally come under the “great American” heading, though.

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