Georgia: Out of the Battle

In Southerner, a recently published book in which he excoriated the stultifying influence of racism on the South, Georgia Congressman Charles Longstreet Weltner warned: "The South can lose again, just as we have lost for the past century. If Jim Crow is our goal, and equal justice our enemy, the South will lose."

To Democrat Weltner, 38, the victory of White Supremacist Lester Maddox in Georgia's Democratic runoff primary last month signaled a crushing setback for racial moderation—and for the South. Rather than support Maddox for Governor in the November election, Weltner last...

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