Saturday, 19 Jan 2019

The long and painful American history of national terrorism against racial and religious minorities

Washington Post – Illustration about United States (illustration) About Washington is a new Washington Post initiative to cover issues of identity in the United States. Register to receive the newsletter. The tragic shooting that took place in a Pittsburgh synagogue at the end of last month was the most lethal anti-Semitic act in American history, an indescribable hate crime that sparked important questions on the fundamental constitution of the American identity. This search for the national soul must include an examination of the current presidency, a situation that has fueled racial divisions, fueled resentment towards perceived "others", and encompassed a xenophobic, nationally religiously intolerant and inspired notion. by fear. While violence and virulent rhetoric may seem unique at this time, its roots are very American. Jews and communities of color have a long and painful history, largely forgotten, to be the target of widespread national terror in the United States. The entire landscape of US history is marked by traces of violent racial assault targeting blacks, particularly in almost every corner of the country.
About the US logo (N / A) The rage against the perceived advancement of the black race's promotion during racial assault during the Second World War. In 1943, in the face of fierce competition for jobs and housing, Detroit exploded after the start of fighting between blacks and whites on the secluded beaches of the city. The riots killed 25 people and nine whites and hundreds more wounded. That same year, dozens of young Latin Americans were brutally beaten by soldiers in Los Angeles during the Zoot Suit Riots, which revealed that Americans of Mexican descent were brutalized by racial terror and terror. Law enforcement. Latino and black youth dressed in loose Zoot costumes at the time found themselves accused of wearing these clothes and not following the racial etiquette of the time, which required a person of color to get away from the road when a white man was in the poster. pavement. Civil rights struggles in the 1950s and 1960s triggered new, co-ordinated waves of police and self-defense violence against black communities and their allies, including large bands of American Jews. On June 21, 1964, three civil rights activists were reported missing just outside Philadelphia, Missouri. In August, the bodies of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner were found, victims of anti-Black racism and anti-Semitism resistance to racial justice in the state of Magnolia and throughout the country. We continue to see that racism against black Americans is now the basis of prejudice against other communities of color.
President Trump's anti-immigration and anti-Latino ad, released last week, reflected the notorious 30-year-old advertising of Willie Horton, who was attacking Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis as a weak Liberal who would leave hordes of black criminals attacking innocent whites. . In short, Horton's anti-black advertising offered a model for Trump's vicious attack on undocumented Latino immigrants as a dangerous threat to American democracy. Racial hatred at the center of the ideology of white supremacy spreads into concentric circles, enveloping new enemies as it grows and nurtures real and imagined divisions. Jews, Muslims, LGBTQs, Latinos, Asians, Amerindians, immigrants and blacks are increasingly targeted by a growing list of enemies of white nationalism who, far from unifying patriotically, spreads a message of intolerance, fear and of rage. [‘Latinx’: An offense to the Spanish language or a nod to inclusion?] This message has been received loud and clear by millions of Americans, as evidenced by Trump rallies where the president has portrayed himself as a "nationalist" and has personally applauded the use of violence for silence dissidents. A self-proclaimed proponent of the president would have orchestrated a terror campaign by sending explosive packages to a crowd of top-level Trump critics, including the homes of Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama. While the suspect in the synagogue shootings has criticized Trump in his social media posts, the president and his close allies have been smuggling ideas fueling anti-Semitism. In particular, the President stated that there were "very good people on both sides" in the clash between white supremacists in Charlottesville last year, a few days after a The group crossed the city chanting "The Jews will not replace us". The Semitism that fueled the Pittsburgh Massacre has a long and deadly history in our country that remains tragically resilient. Our national soul inquiry is long overdue, but it does require a deeper historical context of the role that racial terror has played in defining our concept of citizenship, justice and equality in the United States. The story of racial and religious terror – and how to survive, live and thrive in a climate of fear, anxiety and institutionalized hatred – is unfortunately familiar to Jews, Latinos and communities of color, even if it remains unrecognized and unrecognized in our society in general. The ruthless appeals of the president to our worst instincts are based on a long, persistent and shameful history of national terror against "the other," a watch list that seems to be widening as the country diversifies. The anti-black racism that animates our long national history of slavery and white supremacy, at the heart of these attacks against Jews, Muslims, immigrants and people of color, remains the same as the one we face, even though we repress the high cost of war. its contemporary evolution. More About Us: The Ultimate Code Switch: How a Black Detective Used the N-Word to Infiltrate the KKK White Parents are teaching their kids to be color-blind. Here is why it's bad for everyone. Most white Americans will never be affected by positive action. So, why do they hate him so much? .

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