Monday, March 08, 2010

"Bloody Sunday"

Today is Sunday, 7 March 2010.

On this date in 1965, more than 600 civil rights marchers heading to Montgomery, Alabama, were attacked by white supremacist terrorists from the state and local police, using clubs and tear gas, at Selma, Alabama. It is known as “Bloody Sunday”.

Many white Americans, including many Tea Partiers, still espouse white supremacy, using the traditional fig leaf of “states’ rights”. This doctrine pretends that each state is a sovereign entity, entitled to deny such Federal constitutional rights as the state government sees fit, to whom it sees fit.


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