Monday, February 13, 2017

Against Other People!

"President Donald Trump’s executive order denying certain refugees and immigrants entry into the United States has been met with spontaneous nationwide protests... Ezra Klein quoted poet Emma Lazarus: “What happened to ‘give us your poor, your huddled masses’?”

... While well-intentioned, these criticisms elide an important thread of U.S. history. Trump’s immigration order is, in fact, who we are—at least partly."

via Carol Porter 

Eye by adnate in South Africa.

"Disturbing recollections: 1924 American Indians were given citizenship; I believe it was 1979 we were given permission by the U.S. government to practice our religion and perform our ceremonies without facing prosecution! The early 20th century the government deepened their purpose of eradicating Natives by introducing blood quantum. Black Americans became science experiments and guinea pigs for science. The first aerial bombing in the U.S. of Americans was done in the early 1900's by whites upon a prosperous black community nicknamed Black Wall Street!

We can on. This is America! This is truly the American Way! Who is next?"
- Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories 2/11/17  

Harlem bookstore 1970.

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