Do cotton gin supervisor’s racist comments reflect Memphis?

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A white supervisor was recorded threatening to hang a black worker if he was caught drinking from a “white’s only” fountain at, of all places, a Memphis cotton gin.

And were more ugly words and deeds in a story that not only has gone national, but has Memphis looking like a backwater town stuck in the Jim Crow era.

What does all this say about race relations in this city? What does this mean for our city’s image? I asked my Informed Sources both those questions.


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