Monday, February 2nd 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific
The Context of White Supremacy welcomes Melvin Poole. Mr. Poole is a sixty-five year old black male and South Carolina resident. He’s the former president of the Rock Hill, South Carolina NAACP branch. The New York Times published a chunky report on South Carolina’s Friendship 9. This group of black people were a part of a local and national sit-in protests against Racism. Nine black males were convicted of trespassing and sentenced to 30 days labor in a county prison (slave) labor camp. Some of the Victims believe these convictions caused them long term problems and are long overdue for being vacated. Whites are making a production out of acknowledging one of their acts of terrorism, and this event is a part of a broader White effort “to bestow hometown-hero status on civil rights protesters who were once shunned, jailed or beaten [or killed].” Mr. Poole concluded that Whites are using this occasion to camouflage ongoing, 21st century operations of Racism. We’ll get his thoughts on George Stinney as well South Carolina pillars of education: The Citadel and Clemson.
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