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Resurgence of Racism in America

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Getting It Right With Dr Boles

Getting It Right With Dr Boles


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February 26, 2013 marked one year since 17 year old Trayvon Martin was killed by self-appointed neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman in Florida. Nationally, 45% of all children killed by hand guns in America is Black despite there being only 14.1% of the population being Black. Black boys 15 to 19 years old are 28 times more likely that white boys the same age to be killed in a gun homicide.

In 2013, when a Black American family are residing in the White house for another four years, America is coming to a boil with respect to the purchase of assault rifles and ammunition. The turbulent climate is not new. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr in 1963, stated: " (There) is a climate filled with heavy torrents of false accusation, jostling winds of hatred, and raging storms of violence. (There) is a climate where men cannot disagree without being disagreeable, and where they express dissent through violence and murder."

Jim Crow laws in America through the 1910-1960's caused Black people much hardship in the form of  loss of property that was "confisticated" by Southern states that decided that "people of color" could not own land and that "people of color" could not testify against a white person in court and that "people of color" could be put to death by hanging without benefit of a trial ("lynched") for offenses such as "trying to act white". Black Americans were "barred" from voting by the necessity that "literacy tests" had to be passed. The literacy test consisted of questions arbitrarily set such as: " How many bubbles are there in a bar of soap?" And when such questions were answered "wrongly", the "person of color forfeited his/her chance to vote. Now there are challenges to the Voter's Act put in place in 1965.