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  •  Wikipedia has a massive entry on this (17+ / 0-)

    And it ranged well beyond TX and FL.

    The Wilmington Massacre is on top of my mind lately because I just read John Sayles' A Moment in the Sun.

    Do you not see that it is the grossest idolatry to speak of the market as though it were the rival of God?

    by kismet on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 01:17:35 PM PDT

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    •  thank you I had forgotten about Wilmington (8+ / 0-)

      it seems the history of racism in this country is too vast for one mind to comprehend  

    •  Tulsa, OK (1921) is the worst one I knew off (19+ / 0-)

      from the article above

      The 1921 Tulsa Race Riot grew out of black resistance to the attempted lynching of 19-year old shoeshiner Dick Rowland. Thirty-nine people (26 black, 13 white) were confirmed killed. Recent investigations suggest that the actual number of casualties could be much higher. White mobs set fire to the black Greenwood district, destroying 1,256 homes and as many as 200 businesses. Fires leveled 35 blocks of residential and commercial neighborhood. Black people were rounded up by the Oklahoma National Guard and put into several internment centers, including a baseball stadium. White rioters in airplanes shot at black refugees and dropped improvised kerosene bombs and dynamite on them.[5]
      I can't remember where I read the long article, but the economic trigger (per that forgotten summary) was that there was a large and triving black economy, and ALL the business district was destroyed & not "allowed" to be rebuilt (ie, an attempt to rebuild would have been a "provication" and the community, IIRC, scattered rather than tempt fate. :-(

      The boss needs you, you don't need him. -- France general strike, May 1968

      by stargaze on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 01:54:13 PM PDT

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      •  My Grandmother was living there at the time (15+ / 0-)

        Although she was just a little kid she still remembers her father hiding a coworker in the closet and her mom being scared that the mobs would find out and kill them.  They were white, but those sorts of mobs would attack whites who they saw as being on the side of the blacks often times.

        There revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

        by AoT on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 03:37:02 PM PDT

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      •  one of the many many American 'Chrystal Nights' (12+ / 0-)

        just reading about one of the many many native american massacres, this one on so called Indian Island in Humboldt Bay/Eureka in 1860.

        Thugs as they called themselves, the Thugs, crept into a religious encampment of women, children, and old men, and hatcheted most all to death, just a few escaped in the dark, and there were several other coordinated attacks on NA people in their houses, asleep, at the same time.

        The local papers had been calling for the extermination or removal of local Native Americans for quite a while.

          The tribe massacred were mostly Wiyots and had never been trouble but instead were loyal workers, tradespeople, and domestic servants. The troublemakers were from interior tribes and had been stealing....cows.

          To be fair to the history of Eureka, there were alarmed and outraged calls by local whites for an investigation, and the governor did not send the Thugs any money they had hoped for, for being local 'militia'.
          The ' pay to kill' or as in Nigeria 'Kill and Go Police' theme had been sadly already well demonstrated:  something that had been done previously in actions against more remote tribal people: other 'militia' punks were paid, retroactively equivalent of $8500 by the Governor for their week or two militia actions against...cow thieves.
            That all this occurred just about ten years from the time white people invaded Eureka and immediately started killing and intimidating the resided there for millenia   tribes. Yet  another factor, traditional and long established hunting and farming areas were now asunder and people were starving.


        America has a very long history of Terrorists™.

        Local militia names noticed:
        Eureka Volunteers
        'Kill and Go police' in Nigerian Delta oil fields, paid by 'western' oil companies.

        A long history of terrorism in practice.

        From those who live like leeches on the people's lives, We must take back our land again, America!...Langston Hughes

        by KenBee on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 05:08:25 PM PDT

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