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Wed Oct 23, 2019, 07:25 AM

The bombing of Black Wall Street was not an isolated incident. It was part of a national campaign of

racial terror directed at black people.

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1186468302400507904.html

When we talk about racial injustice in America, we usally start with slavery and then go to the Jim Crow era. But we often forget that there was a period after the Civil War where white racists actually overthrew the government. This is not hyperbole.

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Now history books often mention these incidents as "riots" or "racial violence," but the FBI defines terrorism as acts "inspired by or associated with primarily US-based movements that espouse extremist ideologies of a political, religious, social, racial or environmental nature"

In 1866 during the Louisiana Constitutional Convention, ex-Confederates, police officers and regular, store-brand white folks attacked black Republicans in New Orleans. They killed any women, kids & black person they could find. 238 people were killed, most of whom were black. Historians estimate the Pulaski, Tenn. KKK committed 1,300 murders during the run-up to the 1868 election.

The same year, in St. Bernard Parish, white Democrats dragged somewhere between 35 and 200 black people from their homes and killed them to prevent them from voting. In Opelousas, La. members of the "Knights of the White Camelia" along with white Democrats killed 200-300 black people and slaughtered 27 prisoners in the fall of 1868. It happened all over SC. Altogether, 1500 were killed to prevent them from voting.

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WhiskeyGrinder Oct 2019 OP
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Wed Oct 23, 2019, 08:00 AM

1. K&R

Truth be told.

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Wed Oct 23, 2019, 08:01 AM

2. Thanks, WhiskeyGrinder. I knew some of this terrorism but the excerpt...

and the article are not just eye-opening, they're eye-popping in the detail of the racial terrorism against the freedmen/women/children in the south in the years directly after the Civil War.

There were thousands of killings and destruction of property that no white, racist, terrorist was ever arrested or prosecuted for. There was not just horrendous loss of life but there was also economic loss as property and land was either destroyed and/or outright taken.

I saved the link in my favorites for further study. DU, we all need to read this. Prepared yourself for shock and infuriation.


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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 08:16 AM

3. Thanks for helping fill in the blanks in my knowledge of the history of racial violence in the US.

It's horrifying but necessary to know.

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Wed Oct 23, 2019, 10:29 AM

4. Mid morning kick

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Wed Oct 23, 2019, 10:47 AM

5. k+r

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Wed Oct 23, 2019, 02:26 PM

6. Afternoon kick.

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Wed Oct 23, 2019, 02:38 PM

7. Sigh!

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Wed Oct 23, 2019, 07:51 PM

8. Evening kick.

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