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Sanford, Florida's Long, Troubled History of Racism & Racial Injustice - NJMaverick - 04-01-2012 09:08 AM
Quote:Back in 1947, the city of Sanford ran Jackie Robinson out of town while he was playing for the Montreal Royals, the Brooklyn Dodgers AAA team, which trained in Sanford.
Quote:From 1944 to 1950 Moore’s work led to an increase in Black voter registration in Florida to 31 percent of those eligible to vote, higher than any other Southern state.
Quote:On Dec. 4, 2010, 21-year-old Justin Collison, was captured on a YouTube video leaving a Sanford bar, when he walked up behind an unsuspecting Ware, a homeless African American man, and punched him in the back of the head, which drove Ware's face into a utility pole and then onto the pavement.
RE: Sanford, Florida's Long, Troubled History of Racism & Racial Injustice - jaxx - 04-01-2012 10:47 AM
Today's trouble says the town hasn't changed much since Jackie Robinson's day. What a terrible place to live and raise children.....but to those who believe in Jim Crow and all, it's kept the hatred going for generations.
Blatant hate crimes throughout the years and nobody pays for the crimes, except the victims. It's time to take the police dept apart, to stop the good ol boy chain of letting people off for crimes because of who they know. I hope the DOJ can get it done because it appears FL will try to protect it.
I found the article at http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/04/01/1079682/-Sanford-Florida-s-Troubled-History-of-Racial-Injustice-Prejudice , the link above led to a different diary.
RE: Sanford, Florida's Long, Troubled History of Racism & Racial Injustice - sandnsea - 04-01-2012 02:31 PM
So not surprised.
And the thing is, you can't stop this unless you can talk about it. And you can't talk about it or you're labeled the "region basher". Certainly this kind of incident can happen anywhere in this country, but the seeds come from a few distinct places. Idaho is another, btw.
RE: Sanford, Florida's Long, Troubled History of Racism & Racial Injustice - SeattleGirl - 04-01-2012 03:09 PM
(04-01-2012 02:31 PM)sandnsea Wrote: So not surprised.
Accusing someone of being a "region basher" is just another way that people try to get others to shut up about something.
RE: Sanford, Florida's Long, Troubled History of Racism & Racial Injustice - suzie - 04-02-2012 09:25 AM
One of the biggest forces that has harmed Southerners is the change in churches. I'm a Boomer and when I grew up in the South, ministers spoke out against racism. A Catholic archbishop excommunicated a prominent politician over the issue.
That all changed sometime in the 80s and 90s, when Protestant ministers started preaching the prosperity gospel and Catholic archbishops spent their time colluding with local law enforcement to protect pedophile priests.
Also, I've said this before and I'll say it again, there are native Southerners in my conservative county who will still vote for a Democrat. There are no Northern Republicans who've relocated here who will vote for Democrats--they're strictly Republican. They are often far more racist than the locals.
Please take them all back.