…ithin the community, unlike many of the state’s other jurisdictions. According to Schmid, by 1887, four of the city’s 10 aldermen and 13 of their 30 policemen were Black, including the police chief. Blacks served as the justice of the peace, deputy clerk of court, street superintendent, coroners, …
This part burns my cookies because in an 80% Black city, Black people representing 40% of power positions was enough to ENRAGE white people.
So insightful, Marlon.
The 2010 election was a key turning point in the road to Jan. 6th. That's when the Tea Party swept midterms. This was the beginning of the cult of ignorance that led white people to elect Trump, and I remember thinking it was like Wilmington!!
I love how you draw out all of the similarities and don't shy away from talking about the strategic destruction of Black wealth.
Thanks for another banger.