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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 11:00 PM

21. I have heard of this incident. And I wonder if all the 1919 incidents were a result of WWI

Lots of black men coming back from Europe where the French had not treated them as second class citizens. Plus, the incredibly racist policies of Woodrow Wilson, a progressive of the day mind you, had taken hold.

Woodrow Wilson is the main reason that many liberal democrats, my father included, reacted with revulsion to the term progressive. There were others after him, but their racism paled in comparison to his.

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