In 1919, the state failed to protect black Americans. A century later, it's still failing
The Guardian -

There is something so wounded in American society that basic commitment to justice is not part of the operating code

In 1919, as soldiers returned from the first world war, many white Americans saw African American men in military uniforms for the first time. That sight, and the challenge it posed to the political, social, and economic order, was deeply threatening to them. Groups of armed white men hunted down and slaughtered hundreds of black Americans across the country. The wave of lynchings...

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