Pine Knot News - A hometown newspaper with a local office, local owners & lots of local news

Rotary Peach Sale. Order by August 17. $35/lug (22 lbs)

On The Mark: Violence against Black Americans has deep roots through history


July 3, 2020

Why are African Americans so often the victims of police killings? A history of enslavement, violence-enforced exploitation and often killing labor, followed by decades of industrial exploitation and residential segregation are succinct explanations, though not enough. It’s difficult to face and accept that our country was built on enslavement and brutal field work, enforced with beatings, lynchings, imprisonment, and death. And that our nation’s economic prowess emerged from the work that enslaved Black men, women and children performed for centuries. Here’s a too-brief summary.


For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2020

Rendered 08/15/2020 04:55