Nation: Hardly a Contest

"Malice, distrust, rancor and hate create dangerous divisions among our people," warned Mississippi's former Democratic Governor James P. Coleman.

"More and more, Mississippi is being painted as a terrible, dirty place where people love violence and bloodshed."

Coleman, 49, was trying to return to the Governor's mansion, and his appeal came in a desperate, last-minute effort against Lieutenant Governor Paul Johnson, 47, in a Democratic primary runoff last week. It was not that Coleman was an integrationist. During his campaign, he tossed the word "nigger" around almost as freely as Johnson. But Coleman did argue for at least law-abiding resistance to integration, and...

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