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Monday, September 18, 2006

Race mixing

Posted By on Mon, Sep 18, 2006 at 5:46 AM

For a slow Monday, you could do worse than read this NY Times feature about the effort in a small Mississippi town to dig out a town swimming pool, closed and filled with dirt in the 1960s to avoid race-mixing. Lest you think this is an emblem of a nearly forgotten past, know that, in at least one Arkansas Delta town, the sole swimming pool is a private club to which no black people belong.

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