Strom Thurmond’s Black Daugher

So, all the time he was running for president as a segregationist, Strom Thurmond had an illegitimate black daughter. That makes his professions that the races should remain separate about 25 years to late to do any good for his parent’s maid, whom he got pregnant when he was 21 and she was 16. The mind boggles.

At first, I thought this points to hypocrisy on Thurmond’s part but here’s a piece from the same paper as above about the long history of powerful white men who have their way with the black female slaves and servants. For segregationists, it seems their belief that the races shouldn’t engage in meaningful political and social discourse does not mean that they can’t screw the help when they want to.

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