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    Re: Greenwood, 1921: One of the worst race massacres

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigerace117 View Post
    Because the African Americans citizens were there to stop the accused from being lynched and defended themselves from the white mob.
    The blacks were leaving after the sheriff assured them there would by no lynching when the incident happened.

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    Re: Greenwood, 1921: One of the worst race massacres

    By the way, why do the "Free world" like monuments to "victims of communism", so much. but there are none to "victims of capitalism"? Were there not opium wars, colonies, genocide, the slave trade, imperialism, world wars, interventions, coups? Has anyone used chemical or nuclear weapons?

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    Re: Greenwood, 1921: One of the worst race massacres

    Quote Originally Posted by Drawdown View Post
    When things like this get reduced to something like back man offended a white person, I get highly skeptical. There was something else going on in this town besides some random incident to trigger something like this.
    Some history might help.
    List of incidents of civil unrest in the United States - Wikipedia
    1919 – Red Summer, white riots against blacks Red Summer is the period from late winter through early autumn of 1919 during which white supremacist terrorism and racial riots took place in more than three dozen cities across the United States, as well as in one rural county in Arkansas.
    Blakeley, Georgia (February 8)
    Memphis, Tennessee (March 14)
    Morgan County, West Virginia (April 10)
    Jenkins County, Georgia (April 13)
    Charleston, South Carolina (May 10)
    Sylvester, Georgia (May 10)
    New London, Connecticut (May 29)
    Putnam County, Georgia (May 27–29)
    Monticello, Mississippi (May 31)
    Memphis, Tennessee (June 13)
    New London, Connecticut (June 13)
    Annapolis, Maryland (June 27)
    Macon, Mississippi (June 27)
    Bisbee, Arizona (July 3)
    Dublin, Georgia (July 6)
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (July 7)
    Coatesville, Pennsylvania (July 8)
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama (July 9)
    Longview, Texas (July 10–12)
    Garfield Park riot of 1919 (July 14)
    Port Arthur, Texas (July 15)
    Washington, D.C. (July 19–24)
    Norfolk, Virginia (July 21)
    New Orleans, Louisiana (July 23)
    Darby, Pennsylvania (July 23)
    Hobson City, Alabama (July 26)
    Chicago, Illinois (July 27 – August 3)
    Newberry, South Carolina (July 28)
    Bloomington, Illinois (July 31)
    Syracuse, New York (July 31)
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (July 31)
    Hattiesburg, Mississippi (August 4)
    Texarkana, Texas riot of 1919 (August 6)
    New York, New York (August 21)
    Knoxville, Tennessee (August 30)
    Ellenton, South Carolina (September 15–21)
    Omaha, Nebraska (September 28–29)
    Elaine, Arkansas (October 1–2)
    Baltimore, Maryland (October 1–2)
    Corbin, Kentucky (October 31, 1919)
    What you have here is a classic rule .303. meaning being, that he shot them because he had the means to do so at hand and that was all the authority he needed.

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