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Mississippi Burning

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You know what, Anderson? You're starting to get so far up my nose, I'm beginning to feel your boots on my chin! Mayor Tilman
You know, if I were a Negro, I'd probably think the same way they do. Ward: If you were a Negro, nobody would give a damn what you thought. Anderson
You know, it's the only time when a black man can wave a stick at a white man and not start a riot. Anderson
Down here, things are different; here, they believe that some things are worth killing for. Anderson
What's wrong with these people? Ward
Down here they say rattlesnakes don't commit suicide. Anderson
This whole thing is so ugly. Have you any idea what it's like to live with all this? People look at us and only see bigots and racists. Hatred isn't something you're born with. It gets taught. Mrs Pell
You live it... you breathe it. You marry it. Mrs Pell
Fact is, we got two cultures down here: a white culture, and a colored culture. Now, that's the way it always has been, and that's the way it always will be. Mayor Tilman
If you go making any more trouble by squawking them boot lips off to any of those Federal men, then we sure as hell are gonna have to put you in the ground, boy. And that's without a pine box Frank Bailey
Make no mistake about it, Deputy. I'll cut your fucking head clean off and not give a shit how it reads in the report sheet! Anderson
If you're ever in Des Moines, don't send me a postcard. Mrs Pell
It is nothing more than some poor white trash drinking too much cheap alcohol. More likely paint thinner and snake juice because this state's as dry as a martini, and we've got the alcoholics to prove it. Mayor Tilman
..the state of Mississippi won't even allow these white boys to be buried in the same cemetary as this. Eulogist
Look at the face of this young man, and you will see the face of a black man. But if you look at the blood shed, it is red! It is like yours! It is JUST... LIKE... YOURS! Eulogist
These people are crawling out of the SEWER, MR. WARD! Maybe the gutter's where we outta be! Anderson
Mr. Bird, he was guilty. Anyone's guilty who lets these things happens and pretends like it isn't. No, he was guilty all right. Just as guilty as the fanatics who pulled the trigger. Maybe we all are. Ward
Not only do I HAVE the guts I have the AUTHORITY! Ward
We do not accept Turks, Mongrels, Tartars, Orientals nor Negroes because we are here to protect Anglo-Saxon Democracy, and the American way! Clayton Townley
Fact is, we got two cultures down here: a white culture, and a colored culture. Now, that's the way it always has been, and that's the way it always will be Mayor Tilman
You tell your queer-loving nigger bosses that they ain't never gonna find those civil rightsers! Frank Bailey
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