Senator Lott’s Freudian slip tragically reveals that there are still audiences in the United States that regularly dine upon this verity of racist rhetoric. Because most of these groups often long for the days of yesteryear, a time when they had complete control and had no need to concern themselves with the opinions of minority members, they often become nostalgic at group functions and openly reminisce about the way things could have been had history favored their cause. For many, a segregated United States was a stronger country and insured that a majority of the country’s resources would be reserved for the ruling class. In order that the white ruling class maintain its control, segregation was viewed as a necessary practice. :flame: As a matter of fact, there are many white southerns who have often publicly pondered what the United States would be like had the South won the Civil War. As I see it, these nostalgic revisionists often play upon the unrealized dreams of these race groups in the hopes of establishing some sense of common identity or sentiment. :devil: In any event, Senator Lott’s remarks were made either consciously or unconsciously, but either case leads to a terrifying conclusion. We have a leader of the United States Senate who is either an unabashed bigot, or a leader of the United States Senate that is unaware that he is one.