jueves, 21 de agosto de 2014

Extraña fruta en Ferguson

They were lynched. They were killed and displayed publicly for the amusement of the lynch mobs and other white folks, and for the further terrorization of black people.
"Ellos fueron linchados. Fueron asesinados y mostrados públicamente para diversión de los linchadores y otros blancos, y para aterrorizar a la gente negra."
Una clave de los disturbios  se puede buscar en esta explicaión del morbo racista en torno del asesinato del joven Brown, nada menos que en Saint Louis con una historia terrible a cuestas.
El paralelo con el viejo y emotivo blues magistralmente interpretado por Billie Halliday es estremecedor.
IXX-ago2014.


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Strange Fruit in Ferguson

Mychal Denzel Smith on August 20, 2014 - 11:53 AM ET
http://www.thenation.com/blog/181332/strange-fruit-ferguson




People are moved by a line of police as authorities disperse a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, early Wednesday, August 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The people of Ferguson, Missouri, have rallied and marched and protested for eleven straight days and nights. They want justice for Michael Brown, the 18-year-old unarmed black boy killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on August 9. They’ve been met with tear gas, assault rifles, rubber bullets, armored police cars, dogs and the National Guard. And they show no signs of letting up.

But why?