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Mississippi Considers License Plate Honoring Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard

Mississippi is considering issuing a license plate honoring one of the founding Grand Wizards of the Ku Klux Klan. SRSLY.
Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, notorious for leading a massacre of black Union soldiers and leading the KKK in its early days, would appear on the plates in 2014 if the group Sons of Confederate Veterans gets its way. The organization is sponsoring a series of specialty plates over the next four years to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. This year's plate features the last home of Confederate president Jefferson Davis. The state's chapter of the NAACP strongly criticized the call to honor Forrest, who led several battles in Mississippi during the war. "He should be viewed in the same light that we view Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden," Derrick Johnson, the president of the NAACP in Mississippi, told The Associated Press, adding that the Klan was a "terrorist group."
Reagan sticker, check. Confederate plate, check. Wait, on a Volvo?

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