Mass Lynching of 237 Black Sharecroppers

 

Never Forget, America’s Mass Lynching: 237 Black Sharecroppers Were Murdered In Arkansas

Why did we never hear of events like this in our history classes? I have never before heard of this massacre that makes me ashamed of a country that I thought was supposed to represent all races and economic levels equally. Our present government is not a joke.  It is a travesty.  And reports like this make me realize this is not the first time that monumental injustice was the status quo.  If we let the concentration camps at our borders and further expulsion of those long-time residents contributing to our society and their separation from their children, then we deserve what is going to happen. There are now more Americans deserting the U.S. and moving to Mexico than Mexicans moving to the states. When Bush was elected, I said I was never coming back to the states until he was out of office. Looking at the Republican Party today, I have to say he was a saint by comparison.  Shame on you on every front, Trump administration. If Karma is real, I can’t imagine your afterlife!!!

21 thoughts on “Mass Lynching of 237 Black Sharecroppers

  1. slmret

    Unfortunately I think we have already begun to see this type of incident, though not yet so damaging to the mass population. I am watching the news as I write this — about two officers shooting a driver because his car looked like that of a suspect in another crime. The news is FULL of such encounters these days, along with police chases, etc. It all seems to come down from the President and his MAGA logo — and now he wants to “Keep America Great.” His idea of great and mine are quite different!!!

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            1. lifelessons Post author

              To me, growing up, it seemed as though the war was so far in the past, but it had actually just ended four years before. Our definition of “long ago” certainly changes as we grow older.

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  3. oneletterup

    I never learned about this either. Funny thing…my history classes at a public high school in the 1960s left out alot. Including the atrocities described here. There was also little mention – if any – of women making history – especially women of color. Vietnam was raging at the time, so I imagine what was taught was tinged with the teachers’ viewpoint. And there was more focus on “World History” as well. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
    I shudder at what is going on now.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      But teachers can’t teach what they never heard of. Before the internet, how would news of this spread? Especially if the news media respected the prejudices of the local populace.

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  4. pvcann

    From my point of view as an outsider I couldn’t agree more, even Nixon is looking like a saint by comparison. Down here the same pattern followed, in Canada, Africa, wherever the colonial influence went, and lived on, it perpetrated atrocities. Here it was kept under wraps for so long, and is now a great sense of deep shame. In Tasmania they had hunting parties! Hard to even conceive how you’d arrive at that.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      It makes me sick. Humans truly are pack animals. But I know some wonderful packs that are also working to better the lot of everyone. We have to keep sight of that or the world just becomes too depressing to view.

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