Discussion in 'Race Relations/Racism' started by IM2, Jul 19, 2019.
Ok, the lesson here is that neither party did the right thing at one time or another.
Still begging for reparations, eh?
The war was fought by whites to preserve the union and protect the white laborer class from being displaced by black slaves had the expansion of slavery been allowed. If that could have been accomplished and not freed a single slave that would have been the outcome.
The blacks who fought in the war did so with the hope of being free and equal, which by law did not happen until over 100 years later.
The lesson is that republicans here are lying about the record of their party.
Another scared white.
Don't think ANYONE is scared to watch the film-I have no interest, hence my comment. And I don't think Republicans freed the blacks-Abolitionists did. The black contribution was very limited.
All whites lie. So do all blacks. We are equal.
So, you mean Hoover actually formed a Committee to find out what went wrong. Did he screw up by not having federal officials there? Yes. Was it done maliciously? No-
In 1927, there was no federal disaster-response agency. Instead, the federal government had a partnership with the Red Cross, a congressionally-chartered quasigovernmental entity, established for a number of purposes, including the carrying out of “a system of national and international relief in time of peace, and to apply the same in mitigating the suffering caused by pestilence, famine, fire, floods, and other great national calamities, and to devise and carry out measures for preventing the same.”21...
Second, in some Red Cross camps, local officials brutalized Black evacuees and disallowed them to leave the camps.50 In each of these instances, the federal government had no one at these sites to provide accurate reports on the conditions or put a halt to these actions.51...
However, these same directions provided little direction as to the appropriate means. Locals were to figure it out themselves. Free to use whatever means they felt necessary to achieve these ends, local relief workers, in many instances, forced Black males, sometimes at gun point, to participate in flood response work.53
So, you can blame him for not having more oversight, but you can’t blame him for what local Dems did. We didn’t have phones available everywhere to even get reports of what was happening, but I suspect the officials weren’t going to report each other.
Where did I say that you are scared to watch anything?
Apparently you are not aware of the involvement of blacks in the abolitionist movement. Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Fredrick Douglass to name a few.
"Harriet Tubman is perhaps the most well-known of all the Underground Railroad's "conductors." During a ten-year span she made 19 trips into the South and escorted over 300 slaves to freedom. And, as she once proudly pointed out to Frederick Douglass, in all of her journeys she "never lost a single passenger."
Had the risk of retribution from rabid criminal scum like the KKK been less, and the laws of the land controlling blacks were not so harsh and oppressive, there would have been far more blacks actively fighting for their freedom.
Sure I heard of Tubman-the 20 dollar bill failure. Like I said very limited contribution somewhat due to KKK and laws but you minimize then the role of the Union soldier. Still don't want to watch the movie. Did see "Glory" though.
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