April, 1968. I’m going into Pope AFB/Ft. Bragg, NC. I’d been born and raised in Chicago. Integration was something that I had accepted a long time before (I was 20). As we approached Ft. Bragg, there was a billboard outside the base. Guy in a white robe, with a white (burning) cross, on a white horse. The sign read, “This is KKK country, help fight communism and integration.” This is what the crackers in NC felt was important to greet the blacks who were off to fight in Vietnam. Please Senator Portman, tell me why I should believe that states’ rights should be the determining factor for whether someone has rights in this country, or not? If it was up to many states in the South, we’d still have slaves.