In 1957, U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower sent federal troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, after the state’s segregationist governor, backed by white racist cops and vigilantes, defied federal law in an attempt to stop black students from integrating Central High School. Today, over a half century later, cops and vigilantes continue to violate the civil rights of black and other people of color.
Nevertheless, President Barack Obama has, to date, refused to use his authority to bring federal criminal charges against police officers like Darren Wilson, who killed Michael Brown, and vigilantes like George Zimmerman, who killed Trayvon Martin. Join us for a discussion about why Obama won’t take federal action against police terror in America and why community organizing led by poor and working class people of color is the only way to get justice for those murdered by cops and vigilantes.
Black Autonomy Federation Radio is an extension of the Memphis, Tennessee based Black Autonomy Federation. BAF Radio advocates building Black Liberation from below centered within the Black poor & unemployed and working-class. This assessment is based on the present social/political in the 21st Century.
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