Day in the History of Racial Injustice

The Memphis massacre of 1866 was a series of violent events that occurred from May 1 to 3, 1866 in Memphis, Tennessee. The racial violence was ignited by political and social racism following the American Civil War, in the early stages of Reconstruction. After a shooting altercation between white policemen and black veterans recently musteredContinue reading “Day in the History of Racial Injustice”

Civil Rights Class Week 8

The Sunken Place means we’re marginalized. No matter how hard we scream, the system silences us. Jordan Peele Homework 1: Read the attached document which gives an example of how African Americans were disfranchised in the 1890s. Notes from reading: The Reconstruction era was a period in American history following the American Civil War (1861–1865);Continue reading “Civil Rights Class Week 8”

Racist By Design

In America, the highways and public spaces that shape our cities were often intentionally built at the expense of minority citizens. When the “structural” racist, urban planner Robert Moses began building projects in New York during the 1920s, he bulldozed Black and Latino homes to make way for parks and built highways through the middleContinue reading “Racist By Design”

Day in the History of Racial Injustice

March 15, 2022 ~ Kevin Johnson was fatally shot 9 times in the back by three San Antonio cops. A crowd that gathered after the shooting clashed with police, who at one point used pepper spray on the group. March 15, 1713 – Tuscarora Nation warriors withstood colonizers’ siege of Fort Neoheroka in North CarolinaContinue reading “Day in the History of Racial Injustice”

Day in the History of Racial Injustice

March 10, 2022 ~ A Collegedale, Tennessee police officer fired his stun gun at a Black food delivery man, Delane Gordon, who had begun recording his traffic stop for speeding and asked to see the officer’s supervisor, video footage shows. Gordon has no prior criminal record, never posed a threat to the officer and wasContinue reading “Day in the History of Racial Injustice”