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I finally forced myself to watch @ava’s #13th on @netflix. I know I am massively tardy to the party, but racial documentaries are hard for me. It was, of course, devastating, so I’m glad I’m grading at home today so I can process, seethe, mourn & completely avoid wypipo.
My first reaction was “Fuck, this [the systemic oppression of black people & destruction of black lives] is never going to end. Not until we upend every last piece of the existing systems.” Then I sat overwhelmed & crying bc the earth/humanity may not last long enough for that.
And let’s be clear, I read The New Jim Crow years ago (which is why I felt like I didn’t *need* to watch 13th), but watching the documentary tie these legacies to images/audio of #NotMyPresident brought it home in a new way emotionally for me rather than just intellectually.
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Democrats made the black community an offer they couldn't refuse in the 1960's; end the century-long campaign of sadistic terrorism AND give cradle-to-grave welfare... if they'd vote Democrat. Thus began LBJ's era of #PlantationPolitics – drugs, broken families and re-dependence.
Lyndon B. Johnson, so-called "Master of the Senate", was outmaneuvered by Republicans on the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 & 1960. By desegregating schools in the lawless Democrat south, Eisenhower rallied bipartisan support from northern Democrat senators despite LBJ's vile racism.
John F. Kennedy continued Dwight D. Eisenhower's legacy of Civil Rights until that fateful day when the Bush-owned CIA assassinated our President and a complicit LBJ assumed figurehead power. But it was too late... by 1964, the national momentum was irreversible: veto-proof bill.
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