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How a white mob razed a Black town in Florida — and killed many of its residents — 100 years ago this month.
They got away with it.
Decades later, the truth was pieced together.
Florida provided reparations. ⁦@craigtimes#Rosewood…
Stunned to discover evidence of the #Rosewood massacre, the investigator “drove 45 miles to dig through historical records at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Librarians there assured him that no such event had occurred.”
A note that Rosewood occurred in this era, among a series of massacres of Blacks from Tulsa to D.C. by white mobs…
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1/ A conservative friend of mine argued at various times and in different contexts (including racial preferences or affirmative action), that slavery ended in 1865, he had nothing to do with it, so why don't African-Americans "just get over it." #RaceMatters
2/ Yes, slavery ended in 1865 and while it contributed greatly to the wealth of white America, African-Americans were given nothing in return as the government reneged on its promise of 40 acres and a mule after the end of the Civil War. #RaceMatters…
3/ Compare this to the Homestead Act of 1866 which transferred an area of land in the west the size of CA and TX (10% of all US land) to whites who need only improve it for 5 years and file a deed.… #RaceMatters
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Cases of #pillage by corporate actors investigated and brought to justice are rare.

Very rare.

Still, TRIAL International in recent years has submitted no less than 4 such criminal cases to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) of #Switzerland.
The first complaint concerned the role played by #Argor-Heraeus in refining several tonnes of gold illegally extracted from the #DRC.
The OAG decided in 2015 to close it down.
Not being a civil party, TRIAL was unable to appeal the decision.…
The second case, filed in 2016, concerns a Swiss businessman, Christoph Huber, currently under (very slow) investigation by the OAG for his role in the #looting of raw materials in the #DRC.…
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