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Scar's From the Past!


SCARS FROM THE PAST!

ONCE AGAIN IT'S ME , MY LAST POST TOUCHED BASES ON SLAVERY STILL EXISTING IN AMERICA AND HOW ITS ABSOLUTELY LEGAL, ACCORDING TO THE 13TH AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION. IN THIS POST I DECIDED TO ELABORATE A TAD MORE ON SLAVERY STILL EXISTING, THIS TIME NOT PHYSICALLY BUT MENTALLY.FOR DECADES, US AFRICANS IN AMERICA HAVE BEEN WONDERING, WHY ARE WE CONSTANTLY BEING TARGETED BY AMERICAS'S GOVERNMENT? IS THE JUSTICE SYSTEM REALLY FOR US? OR AGAINST US? I FIGURED Its NOW TIME FOR US TO KNOW THE TRUTH! BUT FIRST WE MUST GRAB OUR MENTAL SHOVELS AND DIG INTO AMERICA'S HISTORY, FOR STORY'S UNTOLD. TO PROCEED, AFTER THE CIVIL WAR IN WHICH MILLIONS OF BRAVE AFRICANS FOUGHT ALONG- SIDE AMERICAN COLONIST-TO EARN THEIR IN-DEPENDENCY AND FREEDOM .AMERICA WENT INTO A RE-CONSTRUCTION TO GRANT FREEDOM-TO THE MILLIONS OF DESERVING AFRICANS WHO FOUGHT FOR FREEDOM DURING THE CIVIL WAR.BUT IT WAS DURING THE EARLY PERIOD OF THIS RE-CONSTRUCTION PERIOD THAT LEGAL STATUES BEGIN TO BE ENACTED, CURTAILING THE RIGHTS NOW GRANTED TO AFRICAN-AMERICANS. THESE LEGAL LAWS AND STATUES WERE KNOWN AS THE "BLACK CODES “AND WERE ENACTED TO MAINTAIN A WHITE DOMINATED HIERARCHY AFTER CIVIL WAR. THESE "BLACK CODE"WERE SIMILAR IN CHARACTER AND CONTENT TO THE PREVIOUSLY ENACTED SLAVERY CODES BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR. IN 1865 AND 1866 LEGISLATIVE BODIES IN THE DIRTY SOUTH INSTITUTED THESE "BLACK CODES" IN ORDER TO DIMINISH CIVIL RIGHTS LEGISLATED IN THE RE-CONSTRUCTION AND RE-ESTABLISH CONTROL OVER THE 4 MILLION NEWLY EMANCIPATED AFRICAN-AMERICANS. THE "BLACK CODES" DEFINED THE FREED AFRICAN-AMERICANS AS LEGALLY SUBORDINATE TO WHITES, BY 1866 ALL THE STATES OF THE FORMER CONFEDERACY, EXCEPT NORTH CAROLINA HAD ENACTED BLACK CODES THAT RESEMBLED SLAVE CODES, IN ATTEMPT TO RE- ENSLAVE AFRICANS, VIRTUALLY. AT THIS TIME MANY BLACK MEN AND WOMAN WERE UN-EMPLOYED, SO "BLACK CODES" WHERE ALSO INSTITUTED THAT FORCED BLACK MEN AND WOMAN TO WORK OR FACE IMPRISONMENT. THIS OFTEN RESULTED IN THESE FREED BLACK MEN AND WOMAN RETURNING TO WORK FOR THEIR FORMER SLAVE OWNERS ON NEARBY PLANTATIONS. IT WAS ALSO DEEMED ILLEGAL TO TERMINATE ANY LABOR CON TRADE TO THE WHITE MAN, OR ONCE AGAIN-FACE IMPRISONMENT. THE SOUTHERN LEGISLATIVE S ALSO PASSED BLACK CODES THAT PERMITTED THE IMPRISONMENT OR HIRING OF BLACK PERSONS WHO WERE UNEMPLOYED, OR POSSESSED NO CONTRACT WITH A WHITE EMPLOYER BLACK MEN AND WOMAN NEVER HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS OWNERS DURING THIS ERA. BECAUSE "BLACK CODES"REQUIRED SKILLED AFRICAN LABORERS AND ARTISANS TO PLAY EXORBITANT LICENSING FEES WHICH MADE IT NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR FREED PEOPLE TO BE ANYTHING BESIDES WAGE LABORERS, IN FACT IN ORDER TO RESTRICT THE MOBILITY AND RE-SETTLEMENT OF EX-SLAVES, LAWS FORBADE BLACKS,TO WON OR RENT FARMLAND. WELL WHAT ABOUT THE POOR CHILDREN OF THE FUTURE? SADLY, THE CHILDREN OF IMPOVERISHED PARENTS AND ORPHANS WERE TURNED OVER TO THE STATE AND FORCED INTO APPRENTICE-SHIPS WITH WHITE PRIVATE BUSINESS MEN .AN IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THESE BLACK CODES WAS THE UNEQUAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, WERE BLACKS HAD NO FORMER LEGAL-REDRESS FOR THEIR MIS-TREATMENT BY WHITES, WHO COULD RARELY BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ANY CRIME THAT THEY COMMITTED AGAINST AN AFRICAN -AMERICAN. IF YOU WERE TO READ BETWEEN THE LINES, YOU'LL SEE THAT THESE BLACK CODES STILL EXIST TODAY. THESE LAWS ARE BEING ENFORCED DAILY THROUGH "THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS", DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN & FAMILIES, LABOR POOL'S/ UNIONS, IT EVEN SHOWS ON THE NEWS WHEN INNOCENT AFRICAN -AMERICANS ARE FREQUENTLY KILLED AND THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS RECEIVE NO JUSTICE. IT'S APPARENT THAT THE CHAINS WERE TOO-KEN OFF OUR WRIST AND ANKLES THEN PLACED ONTO OUR MINDS .IT'S UPON US TO SPREAD THE TRUTH, TO ENLIGHTEN OUR FAMILIES, FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES. SO, THEY WON'T FALL VICTIM TO THE SYSTEM (BLACK CODES).

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ANTHONY WILLIAMS #X83375

MAYO C.I. 8784 U.S HWY 27 WEST

MAYO, FL 32066

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