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Friday, April 18, 2014

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The idea that Alabama's constitutional limit of about 1.75% on property taxes is motivated by racism is absurd. My own property tax in liberal Bloomington, Indiana is only about 1.8%. And, as the paper linked by the post points out, the 1905 constitution makers had no worries that black-controlled local governments would raise taxes, because blacks were disenfranchised already.

Posted by: Eric Rasmusen | Apr 18, 2014 11:39:39 AM

Whatever a Southerner says or does is going to be considered racism for many who claim to have no prejudices and who ignore that it was Democrats who passed Jim Crow laws.

Posted by: Woody | Apr 19, 2014 9:16:55 AM