I was reading about how whites are spinning Eric Garner's death, right after they did the same to Mike Brown, and came across this factoid:
"Indicting the black population for their own deaths is a tactic that’s been employed disingenuously for 50 years,…”
It's not really a "factoid," because whites have been doing this much, much longer than just half a century. This is still my favorite example:
"On the morning of April 6, 1880, an officer found Whittaker unconscious and bound to his bed suffering from slashed earlobes. His hair was cut in several places. West Point Commandant, General John M. Schofield, immediately investigated the incident and concluded that Whittaker had inflicted these injuries upon himself and then tied his legs to the bed,…”
It's tragic that black Americans have always had to be maimed, or die, for whites to be happy with themselves, but also that whites can't see the racist script their lives - and this horrible place they made - are based on:
Their historical efforts, to avoid that truth, would be comical if they didn't point directly to a huge population that's, still, as determinedly clueless - and homicidal - as their lynch-crazy forefathers,...