Segregation, Folk Memory and Political Interests

Henry McDonald interviews Peter Shirlow, co-author of a new book on segregation. Shirlow et al argue the pattern of killings near “peace-lines” (some of which they say date back to the 1830’s) and at people’s homes have been hammered into selective folk memory leading to a community desire for segregation. They also believe that both leading political parties are happy to acquiesce in as it makes control of their respective voting blocs easier.Picture from

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