DAILYKENN.com --100 years ago the USA was engulfed in a race war that pitted whites against blacks. It was, in a sense, a true 'civil war' in that it was a civilian conflict. The war spanned much of the nation with riots in 38 cities resulting in hundreds of fatalities.
Wikipedia provides information on America's race war. The article is extraordinarily biases, even for Wikipedia, placing the blame exclusively on whites. Local newspaper reports at the time provide a more objective perspective.
A New York Times expose on the war is an example. It began with, "Even though recurring race riots have made the public aware that the negro problem has entered upon a new and dangerous phase, only those in touch with the inner forces that are playing on ignorance, prejudice, and passion realize how great this menace is."
The article continued to accuse Bolsheviks of inflaming blacks to attack whites. You may view the pdf here ►
The vernacular term for the race war is The Red Summer.
Countless hundreds of blacks were killed as well as a significant number of whites. As many as 240 blacks may have been killed in Elaine, Arkansas alone (the counts vary). Five whites were killed in that conflict.
The race war involved 38 separate race riots, or battles, in which whites reacted to black crime with violence. Although the war is considered to have occurred in 1919, the battles between blacks and whites continued years later. The Tulsa, Oklahoma race riot is an example. It occurred in 1921.
There was a time prior to the advent of national media monopolies by the far left when white people stood their ground and refused to be bullied by black crime. This may explain why the race war of 1919 has been largely hidden by historians.
The far left spins the war by blaming tensions created by a tight job market rather than a white reaction to black-on-white crime.
The following is a list of race battles from wikipedia.com ▼
January 22 Bedford County, Tennessee
February 8 Blakeley, Georgia
March 14 Memphis, Tennessee
April 10 Morgan County, West Virginia
April 13 Jenkins County, Georgia
April 14 Sylvester, Georgia
April 15 Mullen, Georgia
May 10 Charleston, South Carolina
May 10 Sylvester, Georgia
May 26 Milan, Georgia
May 29 New London, Connecticut
May 27–29 Putnam County, Georgia
May 31 Monticello, Mississippi
June 13 Memphis, Tennessee
June 13 New London, Connecticut
June 27 Annapolis, Maryland
June 27 Macon, Mississippi
July 3 Bisbee, Arizona
July 5 Scranton, Pennsylvania
July 6 Dublin, Georgia
July 7 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
July 8 Coatesville, Pennsylvania
July 9 Tuscaloosa, Alabama
July 10–12 Longview, Texas
July 11 Baltimore, Maryland
July 15 Port Arthur, Texas
July 19–24 Washington, D.C.
July 21 Norfolk, Virginia
July 23 New Orleans, Louisiana
July 23 Darby, Pennsylvania
July 26 Hobson City, Alabama
July 27 – August 3 Chicago, Illinois
July 28 Newberry, South Carolina
July 31 Bloomington, Illinois
July 31 Syracuse, New York
July 31 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
August 1 Whatley, Alabama
August 4 Hattiesburg, Mississippi
August 6 Texarkana, Texas
August 21 New York City, New York (Multiple dates)
August 27-29 Ocmulgee, Georgia
August 30 Knoxville, Tennessee
September 28–29 Omaha, Nebraska
October 1–2 Elaine, Arkansas
October 1–2 Baltimore, Maryland
November 13 Wilmington, Delaware
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