Very interesting read, and relevant to all the civil rights issues we are again encountering today.
“All those angry, yelling, vulgar faces. What ever happened to them? When the Civil Rights Act was placed into law, did all these people just vanished? Did they all out of nowhere, realize that they were wrong, and we were right, and stopped the racist thoughts and ideologies?
I highly doubt that the white faces in the first Civil Rights Era just automatically let go of their racist ideologies. Those people only accepted the Civil Rights social change with contempt and learned how to BEHAVE when laws changed. These old racist white supremacists, similar to insurgents after the collapse of the Iraqi Army in 2003, only laid low, kept their racist ideologies and waited. During this wait, there was a refinement of white supremacy. White supremacy — racism in America — had to adapt, and it did.”