Sometimes I wonder if some newspaper writers live in an absolute vacuum. I came across this statement in a recent online edition of the Elizabethton Star:
The research increasingly shows that slavery, Jim Crow and racism were not, as once thought, confined to the South.
Huh? I had to read the article a couple more times to see if I had missed something. Who once thought these things were confined to the South? Mr Potato Head? I must be ahead of the times -- I knew this pearl of absolute knowledge in High School history.