-46 Black ppl
-2 whites killed
-75 Black ppl injured
-100 Black ppl robbed
-5 black women raped
-91 homes, 4 churches, 8 schools (every black church and school) burned
-250 stores were looted
-5 white people died
Hartford barely recovered from the King riots via the Black community, when the Puerto Rican community stood up to police discrimination in 1969.
Residents protested rat infested housing, police/employment discrimination and more.
A civil rights protest (pushing back at a whites-only bowling alley) at SC State turned deadly after police shot at 200 unarmed Black student (also Claflin Univ.) protestors.
3 young men killed.
Oscar Grant III, 22-year-old Black man, was murdered in the early morning hours of New Year's Day 2009 Police Officer Johannes Mehserle. Both peaceful and violent protests and riots followed.
Protests held in 100+ US cities after the murder of Trayvon Martin. Cities geared up for a fight but instead had peaceful protests.
History repeats itself.
Until we learn & accept that history and decide to be on the side of justice...
Many of the deaths recorded in these incidents were inaccurate. Govt, “historians”, “journalists”, “urban planners”, and architects published low numbers and hid mass grave sites, burned down structures, and destroyed Black archives.
“As a result, the contractors removing the remains had no idea where to look for them and bodies were often caught by the steam shovel and “carried off to the dump before anything can be done.”
I can’t stop thinking about these coverups. They jumped to the forefront of my thoughts when they tried to blame #GeorgeFloyd for his own death.
How many more incidents aren’t filmed, recorded, or are hidden in plain sight?
Thank you, @mochamomma. Always and forever framing. ❤️