Dat Cracka Stole Mah Lands

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ok, this is a court case from 1933. and while it is Public Record, i have redacted the names so as not to embarrass the heirs of the deceased plaintiff. the text of the page explains the gist of the suit, but i will answer any questions in the comments below. i was reading thru this instrument for work today, and came upon the paragraph in red, and it made me totally lol in the middle of the Court Clerk’s Office.

“The plaintiff further alleges that he is an ignorant uneducated colored man and that his wife is an ignorant and uneducated”

the defendants won the case, and the Mineral Grant was adjudged to be valid, and not a “Mineral Grant Lease”.


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    grammarrobot
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    Aw man, people used to be held responsible for their own grasp of understanding on how the world worked. How did we get from this to warning labels on coffee cups about how hot coffee is?

    tiki god
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    in the case that you’re referring to, she girl spilled the coffee on her lap and immediately received 3rd degree burns. that’s when your flesh starts to fall off of your bones. “The sweatpants Liebeck was wearing absorbed the coffee and held it next to her skin. A vascular surgeon determined that Liebeck suffered full thickness burns (or third-degree burns) over 6 percent of her body, including her inner thighs, perineum, buttocks, and genital and groin areas. She was hospitalized for eight days, during which time she underwent skin grafting. Liebeck, who also underwent debridement treatments, sought to settle her… Read more »

    grammarrobot
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    I respectfully withdraw my comment that was made completely in jest.



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