The Slow Response to Hurricane Damage in Puerto Rico and Completely Neglected U.S. Virgin Islands Reflects Legacy of Racism and Colonialism 

Source: BlackCommentator.com June 21, 2018 – Issue 747: The Slow Response to Hurricane Damage in Puerto Rico and Completely Neglected U.S. Virgin Islands Reflects Legacy of Racism and Colonialism – Color of Law By David A. Love, JD, BC Executive Editor Advertisements

Angola in Louisiana: Proving Ground for Racialized Capitalism

by W. T. WHITNEY The Civil War ended and Edward A. Pollard “of Virginia” immediately wrote a history of Confederate military operations. (1) There he insists that slavery is immune from moral blame. That’s because it “bestowed upon the world’s commerce in a half century a single product whose annual value was two hundred millions of […]

The Biggest Lie in the White Supremacist Propaganda Playbook: Unraveling the Truth About ‘Black-on-White Crime’

  Executive Summary On a Wednesday night in June 2015, a 21-year-old white man walked into a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, and gunned down nine black parishioners taking part in a weekly Bible study group. Dylann Storm Roof sat quietly with the group for about an hour before taking out his Glock pistol […]

The Case for Delegitimizing the Police

by  William C. Anderson The Case for Delegitimizing the Police “Once you come to understand the institution’s ties to white supremacy, it becomes clear the system is toxic and cannot be fixed.” The institution of policing doesn’t deserve the unquestioned authority and purpose people give it in the United States. Fraud, corruption, and violence are […]

The Shocking Legacy of Amerika’s Worst Modern-Day Lynching

Twenty years after the brutal, racially motivated murder of James Byrd Jr. in Jasper, Texas, some residents are trying to scrub the crime—and the bigotry behind it—from the town’s history. by JOHN SAVAGE On a chilly Friday afternoon in January, 68-year-old George McDaniel is holding court in the garage of his recreational-vehicle repair shop in the […]

Zoot Suit Riots: After 75 years, L.A. looks back on a violent summer

By MARISA GERBER Two Latino youths, one stripped of his clothes, the other badly beaten, were among victims of servicemen who scoured the streets of Los Angeles on June 7, 1943. (Associated Press)   The lights flickered on inside the California Theatre and a band of sailors tore up and down the aisles yanking young people […]

Case #40: Native American Boarding Schools, 1870-1970s: “Kill the Indian, Save the Man”

THE CRIME: The cultural genocide of the Native Americans The near extermination of the Native Americans in the centuries following 1492 is one of the great historical crimes committed by the rulers of this country—or any country. Credible estimates of the indigenous population in North America in 1492 are between 12.5 and 18.5 million. Through […]