Just the same as the Third Reich, the US uses twisted versions of history and religion to bolster its power and help drive imperialism around the world.
The Equal Justice Initiative, an Alabama-based civil rights organization will construct a monument in Montgomery to commemorate victims of lynchings across the South. The memorial will be the first in the country to pay tribute to the more than 4,000 black victims of lynching who were killed between 1877 and 1950. The 6-acre monument will feature a series of columns, each representing a county where “racial terror lynchings” took place, according to the Equal Justice Initiative. The names of the victims will be engraved on the columns.
The memorial captures the brutality and the scale of lynchings throughout 12 Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
Black bodies, mutilated and raised up, as a clear threat. Lynching was intended to terrorize communities of color, and that’s why all black folks in these communities were victims. Sometimes they would leave the body hanging on a tree, and the family would come to claim it, and they wouldn’t let them.
Today, blacks in the US are still considered and treated like runaway slaves by the same colonial imperialist system. It is not shocking that in the same Confederacy, new and improved excuses are all the answers that are needed and given to justify murder.
“In America, we don’t talk about slavery. We don’t talk about lynching. We don’t talk about segregation. Our silence has left us vulnerable to new forms of bigotry and discrimination that we need to address.”(Bryan Stevenson)