Tag Archives: Black History

Collective racial violence in the US

15 Aug

This is a collection of resources on the long and terrible history of racial violence against Black people in the US. Originally a twitter thread, starting here, by Professor Walter D Greason. I have added a couple more links, for specific instances mentioned by other people, as I’ve remembered them.

There is a lot–A LOT–of deeply disturbing imagery in these links and videos. This is what white people have done, and continue to do, to Black people in this country, without remorse–indeed, feeling morally justified and protected by law–for centuries.

(Note: I’m including some links at the end, regarding racial violence toward other groups)

I will continue to update this as I learn more.

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So much beauty, hidden, all but forgotten.

16 Feb

I keep seeing posts and articles with some of these photographs, along with the video below and others like it, and every time I’m amazed at the beauty portrayed in them.

I am also saddened to see how little we know about these people, and how their lives and their stories have been erased to the point that, going by the written history, is as if they had never been.

Let us become aware of the systematic erasure of entire groups and types of human beings–and fight it.