“(White) America is a country with a limited historical perspective and a very short-term memory. As Gore Vidal famously said, “We live here in the United States of Amnesia. No one remembers anything before Monday morning. Everything is a blank. They have no history.”
Thus, the American people are robbed of any meaningful social or historical context for the police abuse in Baltimore, Ferguson, and the many other locales where police thuggery and state violence are routinely visited upon black and brown Americans, as well as the poor and the mentally ill, with relative impunity.”~ Alternet
Wednesday June 08, 2016
*Warning Disturbing Content*
The past few years in the United States has been characterized by many as a period of unrest in the black community. Media coverage of demonstrations like the 2014 Ferguson protests often refer to rage by African-Americans towards police shootings.
In her new book White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, Carol Anderson offers an entirely different explanation for racial tension in America. She claims the recent violence in protests and civil unrest is not a product of black rage, but rather white rage towards black empowerment. Read further at the Current
Black America still faces fundamental problems 150 yrs after slavery