Philadelphia, Mississippi, which gained its claim to fame during the Mississippi burning episode of American history, has come a long ways. Once a bastion for the KKK, church bombings, and the lynchings of blacks who wanted to vote, the town now has a black mayor.
Racism is dying hard, but thank God, it is dying. As an older and hateful generation dies out, a younger generation that does not distinguish worth based on color is taking its place. Philadelphia, Mississippi just became the poster child for a new age, in which hate and bigotry is turning to ashes. The new mayor was sworn in on Saturday.
Kudos to you, Philadelphia. You did good.
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