Bottom rail on top now

In the discussion on black mobs, Paul K. says that when Thurgood Marshall resigned from the Supreme Court he told the story to NPR of the time, decades earlier, when he stopped in a restaurant in a Southern town for a few hours. A white man asked him what he was doing, and when he told him he was waiting for a train, the man answered, “You’d better be on it, because the sun is never going down on a live nigger in this town.”

Paul then asks:

What relevance does that story have to today’s America? Who is in more physical danger now, a black man surrounded by whites or a white man surrounded by blacks?

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LA writes:

Here is the origin of “bottom rail on top.”

Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 28, 2011 05:59 PM | Send

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