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09/27/2009 03:52 AM ID: 80867 Permalink   

Anti-Racism Crusader Dies Age 53

 

Elizabeth Rickey, who "did probably more than any other human being" to prevent former KKK leader David Duke from attaining elected office, died in Santa Fe, N.M. at age 53. Friends said Rickey had suffered from several chronic health problems.

Rickey was a founding member of the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism and a member of the Republican State Central Committee. She got her start campaigning against Duke while working for John Treen's campaign for Congress.

Longtime friend Quin Hillyer said Rickey became "horrified" at what she learned of Duke's racist activities, going on to tape record his speeches and notifying the media of Duke's views toward Jews and black people when he ran for Senate in 1990.

 
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  What a wonderful woman  
 
Anyone who stands up to those who preach hatred has my deep admiration.
 
  by: Ben_Reilly     09/27/2009 03:53 AM     
  I PROUDLY second that notion.  
 
A great loss to the community who respects every life and treats them as equals. You will be missed Elizabeth Rickey. I only hope that we can continue your message against those who would replace common sense with hatred. God bless.

-np-
 
  by: NicPre     09/27/2009 06:57 AM     
  Rest in peace...  
 
brave lady.
 
  by: captainJane     09/27/2009 01:49 PM     
  ANOTHER ANTI WHITE SEPARATIST  
 
Another WICKED WITCH IS GONE
 
  by: tommetzger   09/27/2009 02:13 PM     
  Ben noted this in his summary, but  
 
I feel the need to repeat it.

SHE WAS A GREAT AMERICAN AND A REPUBLICAN.

 
  by: tomblik     09/27/2009 11:58 PM     
  @tommetzger  
 
Did a vain just break in your neck? Chill out man. White people are the root of all evil, everyone knows that.

Sorry, couldn't resist.

-np-
 
  by: NicPre     09/28/2009 12:10 AM     
  @Nic  
 
Please don't feed the trolls... or the ignorant, bigoted, hate filled racists.

These people suffer greatly. Their ignorance breeds within them such a fear of things they don't understand that they must lash out occasionally in a pitiful attempt at being part of the modern human race. It's really not their fault, it's Jesus' fault.

BB
 
  by: bbeljefe     09/28/2009 05:16 AM     
  @tom  
 
Tried to resist responding, couldn't, here you go: http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/...


@Tomblik: She was indeed a Republican, and the Republican Party could sure use some more like her. And there have been many great Americans who have been Republicans; one of my favorite political speeches of all time was by a Republican. Here's an excerpt of a speech President Eisenhower made about the arms race:

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

"This world in arms in not spending money alone.

"It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.

"The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities.

"It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population.

"It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals.

"It is some 50 miles of concrete highway.

"We pay for a single fighter with a half million bushels of wheat.

"We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people.

"This, I repeat, is the best way of life to be found on the road the world has been taking.

"This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/...
 
  by: Ben_Reilly     09/28/2009 11:24 PM     
  You're right. @bbeljefe  
 
Trolls are people too. Sorry tommetzger.

I'll try to be cautious of your disability in the future.

lol.

-np-
 
  by: NicPre     09/30/2009 10:09 PM     
 
 
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