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Tue Jan 19, 2021, 08:55 AM

I read recently that Indiana, at one time, did not allow any blacks to come to the state.

I couldn't believe it, but reading about Pence's future and some discussion about what he did in the past led me to the following article.

Here is the line about banning blacks: Increasing tensions nationally between antislavery and slavery factions beginning in the late 1830s resulted in increasing prejudice against blacks. The culmination of this prejudice in Indiana was Article XIII of the Indiana Constitution of 1851, which stated that "No negro or mulatto shall come into, or settle in the State, after the adoption of this Constitution." Section 2 set fines for violations of the article, and Section 3 provided that money from fines be used to defray costs of sending blacks in Indiana to Liberia. Additional legislation required all blacks already living in Indiana to register with the clerk of the circuit court.

[link:https://www.in.gov/history/2548.htm|

Can you say "Systemic Racism"?

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Reply I read recently that Indiana, at one time, did not allow any blacks to come to the state. (Original post)
rgbecker Jan 2021 OP
Buckeyeblue Jan 2021 #1
Lars39 Jan 2021 #4
Turin_C3PO Jan 2021 #5
apnu Jan 2021 #7
634-5789 Jan 2021 #2
rgbecker Jan 2021 #3
634-5789 Jan 2021 #8
brush Jan 2021 #6

Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 08:59 AM

1. I believe the KKK started in Indiana

There is an old joke. What's the definition of a Hoosier?

An Arkansas redneck that didn't make it to Michigan.

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Response to Buckeyeblue (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 09:34 AM

4. Nope...Pulaski, TN

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Response to Buckeyeblue (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 09:37 AM

5. The KKK

was strong in Indiana in the 1920s but it wasn’t founded there. I believe the Klan originated in Tennessee.

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Response to Buckeyeblue (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 10:30 AM

7. As others pointed out the KKK wasn't born there it was given safe harbor there.

They actually killed the KKK after a few years of terror. But Indiana let them exist in the empty wastes of the open prairie. From there they made a comeback in the 1920s. All of the Confederate memorials that dot the South came from this second wave of hate.

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 09:00 AM

2. Pretty sure that Pence was the gov...

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Response to 634-5789 (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 09:20 AM

3. Pence:

Pence was born and raised in Columbus, Indiana, and is the younger brother of U.S. representative Greg Pence. He graduated from Hanover College and earned a law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law before entering private practice. After losing two bids for a congressional seat in 1988 and 1990, he became a conservative radio and television talk show host from 1994 to 1999. Pence was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000 and represented Indiana's 2nd and 6th congressional districts from 2001 to 2013. He served as the chairman of the House Republican Conference from 2009 to 2011, the third-highest position in the House Republican leadership.[2] Pence described himself as a "principled conservative" and supporter of the Tea Party movement,[3] saying he was "a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order."[4

More: [link:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Pence|

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Response to rgbecker (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 12:34 PM

8. * PENCE: Known tRump Ass Kisser

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 10:27 AM

6. Oregon too.

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