Right Wing Violence Have Been Here Since The Abolitionist Movement.…

To add insult to injury after the ghast­ly and immoral act of slav­ery was forced upon Black peo­ple kid­napped from their homes in Africa, the American Government paid resti­tu­tion to slave­hold­ers for the loss of [their prop­er­ty] but not a sin­gle pen­ny has been made avail­able as com­pen­sa­tion for what they did to Blacks for hun­dreds of years.

More than 100,000 peo­ple of Japanese her­itage from the West Coast were sent to war relo­ca­tion camps dur­ing World War II

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act to com­pen­sate more than 100,000 peo­ple of Japanese descent who were incar­cer­at­ed in intern­ment camps dur­ing World War II. The leg­is­la­tion offered a for­mal apol­o­gy and paid out $20,000 in com­pen­sa­tion to each sur­viv­ing vic­tim.
John Tateishi who was incar­cer­at­ed at Manzanar intern­ment camp in California from age 3 until he was 6, wrote; The expe­ri­ence was both humil­i­at­ing and dis­ori­ent­ing. “We came out of these camps with a sense of shame and guilt, of hav­ing been con­sid­ered betray­ers of our coun­try.” He says that after the war most fam­i­lies nev­er spoke about it.
Even though the efforts of Black peo­ple were (a) what inspired the Japanese ‑American move­ment, & (b) that sur­vivors of that tragedy were com­pen­sat­ed, to this day the United States refus­es to com­pen­sate African-Americans for the geno­cide it wrought on mil­lions through the mid­dle pas­sage, hun­dreds of years of slav­ery, jim crow and the con­tin­u­ance of insti­tu­tion­al­ized racism.

John Tateishi was incar­cer­at­ed at Manzanar intern­ment camp in California from age 3 until he was 6.

There were no com­plaints, no big ral­lies or demands for jus­tice because it was not the Japanese way. More than 100,000 peo­ple of Japanese her­itage from the West Coast were sent to war relo­ca­tion camps dur­ing World War II.
But decades lat­er and inspired by the civ­il rights move­ment, the Japanese American Citizens League launched a con­tentious cam­paign for redress. It divid­ed the com­mu­ni­ty along gen­er­a­tional lines. Tateishi became a leader of the move­ment.
After World War 11 the United States unveiled a plan designed to put west­ern Europe back on its feet after the war, despite the fact that the war was ini­ti­at­ed by Germany. The brain­child of U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall, for whom it was named, it was craft­ed as a four-year plan to recon­struct cities, indus­tries, and infra­struc­ture heav­i­ly dam­aged dur­ing the war and to remove trade bar­ri­ers between European neigh­bors — as well as fos­ter com­merce between those coun­tries and the United States.
The Marshall Plan, also known as the European Recovery Program, was a U.S. pro­gram pro­vid­ing aid to Western Europe fol­low­ing the dev­as­ta­tion of World War II. It was enact­ed in 1948 and pro­vid­ed more than $15 bil­lion to help finance rebuild­ing efforts on the con­ti­nent. [History​.com]

On January 31, 1865, the 13th amend­ment abol­ished slav­ery in the United on December 6, In the same year, the Amendment was rat­i­fied and slav­ery was a thing of the past.
Or was it?
The 13th amend­ment abol­ished slav­ery in the United States and pro­vides that; “Neither slav­ery nor invol­un­tary servi­tude, (except as a pun­ish­ment for a crime), where­of the par­ty shall have been duly con­vict­ed, shall exist with­in the United States, or any place sub­ject to their juris­dic­tion.”
Rather clever indeed ‘there.” Let us end this civ­il war and get on with our lives, but this clause will be our on-ramp to rein­sti­tute a crawl­ing ‑pen form of slav­ery through mass incar­cer­a­tion.
That was exact­ly what they did.

1905 Black History facts.

Since that time African-American peo­ple have suf­fered through black codes, (laws designed across all states and ter­ri­to­ries that crim­i­nal­ized lit­er­al­ly every­thing that black peo­ple did, includ­ing just stand­ing around. Those vicious laws result­ed in what is known as the prison chain gangs. The chain gangs orig­i­nat­ed as a part of a mas­sive road devel­op­ment project in the 1890s. Georgia was the first state to begin using chain gangs to work male felony con­victs out­side of the prison walls. Chains were wrapped around the ankles of pris­on­ers, shack­ling four or five togeth­er while they worked, ate, and slept.
Slavery rein­sti­tut­ed into the United States under the guise of con­vict­ed felons, which was per­fect­ly legal and is per­fect­ly legal today, it is right there in the 13th Amendment.
Slavery nev­er end­ed in the United States, mass incar­cer­a­tion of African-Americans begun before the ink was dried on the eman­ci­pa­tion dec­la­ra­tion.

The Indian Removal Act result­ed in the mass death of indige­nous peo­ple, after their lands were stolen and treaty after treaty bro­ken by the American Government.

As it has done to Native American tribes from whom it stole the land, the United States Government has done noth­ing to repair the breach. In fact, it has sys­tem­i­cal­ly embarked on cod­i­fy­ing laws, and enact­ing poli­cies that are dia­met­ri­cal­ly anti­thet­i­cal to the inter­est of African-Americans in every regard.
What is the rea­son for that degree of dis­dain you ask?
After all, Blacks slaved and died for hun­dreds of years to build wealth for white America. The wealth that they them­selves have not ben­e­fit­ted from. It is not enough to claim that your white par­ents came long after­ward and so you have noth­ing to do with slav­ery.
If that is your expe­ri­ence as a white per­son, you and your fam­i­ly already ben­e­fit­ted hav­ing arrived in an America that slave labor built. if that is your expe­ri­ence, shut your mouth, take a seat, or join the fight for social jus­tice.
You are ben­e­fit­ting from the blood, sweat, and tears of our ances­tors.

They lit­er­al­ly rein­forced the police in Kenosha Wisconsin.

Apart from the lack of respect met­ed out to African-Americans, there is a notable hatred, not just from insignif­i­cant mind­less trolls but from sig­nif­i­cant mind­less trolls at all lev­els of the Government.
We see it in the white mili­tias that show up as rein­force­ment to racist police in cities where Blacks and con­sci­en­tious whites are demon­strat­ing for the tear­ing down of insti­tu­tion­al­ized racism.
We see it in their Faux media. The num­ber one issue in my opin­ion, that dri­ves this lev­el of raw racism and hatred, is fear that the very foun­da­tions of white suprema­cy are crum­bling.

No, they are not guards­men, (even though some may have had mil­i­tary train­ing, they are mili­ti­a­men, on American streets.

They are scared that what they did to Blacks will be done to them. As much as they hate Blacks, they also hate lib­er­al whites who would join the fight for equal­i­ty.
They fun­da­men­tal­ly under­stand that as more and more whites join the cause of jus­tice, the clos­er we all get to a more just soci­ety through the crum­bling of white apartheid.
As they hat­ed Abolitionists and used all kinds of vio­lence against them, we must view the right-wing vio­lence with the very same lens.

Mike Beckles is a for­mer police Detective cor­po­ral, busi­ness­man, free­lance writer, he is a black achiev­er hon­oree, and pub­lish­er of the blog mike​beck​les​.com. 
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