That is not true.
Since y'all want a BHM thread, here's a thread about the evolution of racism in America.
Nearly a century earlier, in 1526, 600 Europeans founded the colony of San Miguel de Gualdape in what's now Georgetown, SC
As a native of SC whose family still lives near G-town, I can attest to the fact that Georgetown Nakers are known for the shortage of fucks they're willing to give
Still, we must dispel another notion that American slavery was like British Slavery. Not quite. America's race-based slavery was different.
Secondly, the British slave trade wasn't exclusively race-based like America's
When the 20 & Odd Negroes arrived in America, there WERE some indentured servants already here.
Then in 1640, an enslaved African ran away, along with 2 European indentured servants. A Virginia court sentenced them to 30 lashes and extended the white dudes' period of servitude by 1 year
"...and that the third being a negro named John Punch shall serve his said master or his assigns for the time of his natural Life here or elsewhere."
Remember, there were STILL more indentured white servants than enslaved blacks
Then, those SC negroes made it even worse
In 1739, a group of enslaved Kongol soldiers formed their own army and started marching.
The Stono Rebellion scared so many white South Carolinians, they passed the Negro Act of 1740
In 1792, Ga even prohibited slaves from even worshiping GOD.
After America won the Revolutionary war, I'm sure slavery got better, right?
As one well-known state senator from the great state of Maryland once said:
And, if you notice, the Constitution doesn't specifically mention the words "slavery" or "slave"
Let's pause for a minute.
Whenever we talk about black history and early America, we mention slavery.
That should mean free black citizens had all the same rights as regular citizens, right?
Hold up. Let me stop laughing.
The first free black people in the US had all the rights and privileges that were afforded everywhere else. There were places allowed black landowners to vote.
By the Declaration of Independence, only white landowners could vote
Then those states took THAT RIGHT away!
By the time the Civil War rolled around, any white man could vote.
SHOW ME WHERE WHITE SUPREMACY EVER DECREASED!
A LOT of people believe this is when Jim Crow began.
Those people are wrong.
Now that slavery wasn't a thing, how could racists control blacks?
If you're ever read my description of Reconstruction, you know I don't portray the massive black lynchings as separate events. It was an organized race war
One of the provisions of Georgia being readmitted to the union was that former Confederates couldn't vote or hold office. Well, who else was left in Ga?
You know white people were mad. In fact, they got so mad that a burgeoning terrorist group came down to help:
In 1868, the KKK and white supremacists in Ga removed the Original 33 from office. They literally overthrew the government. And for good measure, they started killing them.
That was just a small taste.
The Ga Supreme Court ruled, in 1869:
"...There is no existing law of this State which confers the right upon the colored citizens thereof to hold office"
That's gangsta terrorist shit, right there.
Ga. was finally readmitted back into the Union in 1870.
(Habeas corpus is the right to not be detained without being charged. Nowadays, they only do it to black people)
The Enforcement Act didn't really work though. But in the 1876 presidential election, white southerners killed so many people and suppressed so many votes...
Look, we'll remove troops from the South. Invest in railroads and let y'all do whatever you want to do to black people if yall let this presidential vote stand.
It was called the Compromise of 1877 but most people know it as...
The birth of Jim Crow
White supremacy did not decrease. It evolved.
After black soldiers came back from WWI, the fear of black equality returned.
White supremacy did not DECREASE, it just changed with the times.
Now that its (kinda) illegal to lynch, deny education and steal our vote, how did white supremacy morph?
Why are black schools underfunded?
The red areas in those redlining maps from the 40s are still pretty black
But we still fund schools by neighborhood wealth.
Those slave patrols eventually evolved into municipal police forces.
And if you think I'm overexagerrating.
Think about this:
in 1868, the Freedmen's bureau counted 147 cases of murder by the KKK by that out of control Georgia lynch mob
Now, I'm not saying it's worse for black people now than it was during slavery or Jim Crow. I'm not saying they're using the same tactics.
All I'm saying is this:
Don't think they stopped trying.