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Barbour Won't Denounce Honor of KKK Leader

Barbour Won't Denounce Honor of KKK Leader


Mississippi governor Haley Barbour, a potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate, has declined to denounce a group's proposal that the state issue a license plate honoring a Ku Klux Klan leader, according to The Atlantic.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans, a white heritage group, proposed the creation of a state-issued license plate to honor Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general and KKK leader. It would be part of a series of other Civil War license plates.

NAACP Mississippi chapter president Derrick Johnson called on the governor to denounce the idea, but while Barbour told reporters he doesn't think Mississippi legislators will approve the license plate, he stated, "I don't go around denouncing people."

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