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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:07 PM

america then

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-ghosts-of-elaine-arkansas-1919?utm_source=pocket-newtab

and now trump has tried and will continue trying to revive this culture. Don't get me wrong it has NEVER been dead. But it has been an obvious cultural norm not practiced openly, except for officers of the law, zimmerman's and people who go into black churches who feel they can be judge, jury and executioners for unarmed and innocent until proven guilty POC, African-americans specifically. Now 70+millions are stating then as now is okay again. Anti-Semitism is on the rise again also. Lots of people should be watching their 6 even when trump and his grifter family is booted out the WH

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Response to llashram (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:19 PM

1. This and the Tulsa massacre should be in every h.s. text.

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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:20 PM

2. Thank you for posting. The Republicans that have looked away as trump brazenly asked to throw out

black votes show us today, that there are still plenty of folks alive and well, who are willing to allow minorities to be disenfranchised. Its not a far cry to think that these people would allow for death.

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Response to llashram (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:50 PM

3. Sadly history does repeat itself.

From your link:

History does not repeat itself, Mark Twain supposedly said, but sometimes it rhymes. Now, as then, the ideology of white supremacy provides trigger-happy men with mythical threats. Tragedies like the shootings at the Walmart in El Paso, at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, and at the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston have brought back from what seemed a bygone era the jarring sounds of white supremacist violence. According to a recent study by the Anti-Defamation League, in 2018 alone, there were fifty extremist-related killings, almost all of them by right-wing extremists, with 78 percent by white supremacists.

Far from being relics of a distant past, the two forces at the heart of the Elaine Massacre—white supremacy and a huge asymmetry in power between employers and workers—are very much alive. The ghosts of Elaine haunt us still.


After the election people said, it is only fours years we can survive this. They were wrong and the damage done. It is going to take a lot of work to heal a nation and her people. Joe and Kamala can help bring us back from the brink, they make a great team. Fact is we the people can never leave them to do it alone, it is going to take all of us.



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Response to llashram (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:32 PM

4. I just had a thought. I know that my life has been much better since I dropped all the vestiges

of hate that infect many humans. What if we presented the fact that it would be good for
anyone who decided to do the same thing? They could live happier, healthier lives. (Of course
so could the rest of us.) But present it as a definite benefit for themselves.

I know I get very frustrated at the lack of progress in this area during my lifetime.

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Response to llashram (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 06:45 PM

5. Oh just trump gone isn't enough not to watch out for this again

Many African Americans, fearing for their lives, hid in the dense woods nearby. Following Jenks’s lead, officers gave the troops orders “to shoot everything that showed up.”
One later bragged that “they were shooting them down like rabbits.” In one particularly barbaric instance, soldiers interrogated a captured black man; deeming him “extremely insolent,” they poured kerosene on him and set him on fire before riddling him with bullets. Meanwhile, white posses, some of them organized by the local American Legion post, continued to maraud, killing people in several locations in the countryside around Elaine

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