I just read an account of woman that was tracking down her husband’s killer (he was lynched) to bring him to justice and they burned her, hung her and tore her unborn baby out of her stomach (8 months pregnant) and stomped on it.
WITH A CROWD OF ONLOOKERS.
I’m going to throw my book.
AND IT’S ALWAYS THE SAME DAMN ”REASON”— even when it’s economic jealousy, even when it’s blacks being whistleblowers, even when it’s about a black woman being raped.
A WHITE WOMAN.
SO SICK OF THIS.
African American History upsets me so much.
It’s the same damn cycle: White people push us to the brink, we go jump off the cliff and then they get mad that we did.
It happened with the Black Exodus, when blacks were being badly treated in the sharecropping and decided to go north and whites got upset that their labor force was leaving and threatened to kill them if they left, despite lynching them anyway.
It happened in WW 1. Because even though the black soldiers were among the hardest working regiments, they were vilified by white soldiers who amplified their failures and told rumors about them in foreign places. And when they went to go enjoy the towns, white men ended up trying to kill them for trying to get a drink of water in a hotel. And when they enjoyed the European freedom, whites had to remind them that this wasn’t to be enjoyed for long.
It happened with the race riots of 1919. Blacks started standing up for themselves because, despite fighting valiantly in the war, white men thought it was disrespectful to have them be so prideful. They were lynched and tarred and burned alive. SO they started standing up for themselves, killing the men who sought to harm black men and especially black women and white people just had to start bombing houses and beating up innocent people who had been walking home from work.
Man, the way I feel, I’m never going to touch a white man in a sexual way again.