Not Everything Sucks: The Posthumous Plessy Pardon

My predecessor as publisher, Athenae, started the Not Everything Sucks series because most things did. I’ve let the feature slide in the past year but it’s time to put on the proverbial happy face and smile, smile, smile today, especially with the first anniversary of the Dipshit Insurrection on our minds.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed a posthumous pardon today of Homer Plessy. He was one of the principals in one of the most notorious Supreme Court cases ever. Plessy v. Ferguson established the odious principle of “separate but equal” in upholding a Jim Crow era Louisiana law.

Plessy was overruled by a unanimous SCOTUS in 1954’s Brown v. Board of Education, but Homer Plessy’s conviction remained on the books until today.

I watched the ceremony on a live stream from WWL-TV. It’s now available on YouTube as proof positive that not everything sucks.

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