Racism in the USA, update

TRUMP TWEETS WHITE NATIONALIST TALKING POINT Trump sparked outrage early this morning by tweeting a white nationalist talking point after seeing a Fox News segment about white South African farmers. [HuffPost]

Not only this (white) South African on Twitter, also the government of South Africa is angry about Trump’s tweet.

South Africa summons US diplomat over Trump accusations. US president claimed ‘large-scale’ murder of white farmers underway in South Africa after watching Fox News: here.

KKK LEADER JAILED A Ku Klux Klan leader who fired a gun at a black counter protester during last year’s white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was ordered to spend the next four years behind bars. [HuffPost]

This October 2017 video from the USA says about itself:

How Southern socialites rewrote Civil War history

The United Daughters of the Confederacy altered the South’s memory of the Civil War.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy was a significant leader of the “Lost Cause”, an intellectual movement that revised history to look more favorably on the South after the American Civil War.

They were women from elite antebellum families that used their social and political clout to fundraise and pressure local governments to erect monuments that memorialized Confederate heroes. They also formed textbook review committees that monitored what Southern schoolchildren learned about the war.

Their influential work with children created a lasting memory of the Confederate cause, and those generations grew up to be the segregationists of the Jim Crow Era in the South.

In the 1830s and 1840s, American craniologist Samuel Morton collected and measured hundreds of human skulls in what he described as an attempt to compare the brain size of five human racial groups. At nearly the same time, across the world, German anatomist Friedrich Tiedemann was conducting similar research. The scientists produced nearly equivalent results, but what they inferred from those findings differed drastically: Tiedemann used his to fight for equality and the abolition of slavery, and against the idea that different races were created separately. Morton’s research was used to maintain the status quo in the United States, which, at that time, meant racial division, hierarchy, and slavery: here.

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