So many so-called “spiritual” people are saying we should focus on what is right in the world. That’s easy to say when you are white and not being terrorized in America on a daily basis and seeing your people being disrespected, disenfranchised and even killed with a license to kill (Stand Your Ground). This important article written by my friend Jueseppi B. is critical to understanding that 500 years of white racism and privilege is the dark stain that cannot be swept under the rug.
By Jueseppi B.
George Meadows, Lynching victim, Jefferson County, Alabama January 15, 1889
This history of lynching in America is vital in understanding Black History. If this subject offends you, read no further.
Lynching, the practice of killing people by extrajudicial mob action, occurred in the United States chiefly from the late 18th century through the 1960s. Lynchings took place most frequently in the Southern United States from 1890 to the 1920s, with a peak in the annual toll in 1892. However, lynchings were also very common in the Old West.
It is associated with re-imposition of White supremacy in the South after the Civil War. The granting of civil rights to freedmen in the Reconstruction era (1865–77) aroused anxieties among white citizens, who came to blame African Americans for their own wartime hardship, economic loss, and forfeiture of social…
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