Race Riots Debunked – Thought Provoking Perspectives by John T. Wills

The culture of race in America is one sided and history tells us that most of the race riots were not perpetrated by black people. The culture of violence by the so-called real Americans upon what they call “others” have been at the hands of white America. You often hear how savage black people are when an incident occurs and take to the streets. They will tell you that these black destroy their own communities. For the record, that is the biggest lie since they portrayed Jesus a white.

First, the people living in the inner city or urban areas do not own that which burned or damaged. Rather, owned by those who profit or prey upon them. Prior to the 1960s, rioting or race riots as they were called consisted of whites burning down and destroying black communities simply because they didn’t want them there. Let’s go back further, the native America people were nearly eliminated at the hands of such violence as their lands were stolen through germ warfare and slaughter. Later to be glamorized in “Cowboy and Indian” epics. (Source: Read more)

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103-Year-Old Civil Rights Icon: ‘Thank God I Learned That Color Makes No Difference’ – HuffPost

Amelia Boynton Robinson was nearly beaten to death in 1965 during the first march in Selma, Alabama, led by Martin Luther King Jr. She was 53 years old at the time. A graphic photo of Boynton Robinson, severely beaten and collapsed, spread around the world and became an iconic image of the civil rights era.

Boynton Robinson survived the brutality and chaos of the time and is alive today to talk about it, at 103 years old. One of the nation’s oldest civil rights activists, she remains an essential figure of the movement. She was one of the first people to urge King to travel to Selma in the first place, and was also the first woman and first African-American to ever run for Congress in Alabama. (Source: Read more)

Report Reveals 10 States Have Withheld Over $50 Million in HBCU Funding

The Political Agitator response: This does not come as a surprise to me.

A report released by the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU) reveals several states that are home to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) have withheld nearly $57 million in funding that was designated for the institutions.

Between 2010 and 2012, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Florida and Delaware reportedly did not allocate proper funds to some of the minority institutions within their state.  Under the Morrill Act of 1890, which established 18 black land-grant universities, the federal government committed to providing financial support to these institutions as long as the state matched that support. While the United States Department of Agriculture continues to provide federal funding to land grant institutions, APLU’s report finds disparities in states matching funds for land grant HBCUs versus predominantly white colleges and universities. When it came to HBCUs, the institutions received more than $244 million from USDA, while states matched just over $188 million. Under congressional mandate, states are not penalized if they cannot or refuse to fund the schools, leaving HBCUs with the responsibility to match the funds up to 50 percent in order to keep the federal allocation. However since 2008, more than 50 percent of HBCU Land Grant schools have applied to be waived of this requirement. (Source: Read more)