Whenever large groups of men find profit in injustice to other men, they will evolve a system of ethics to reconcile their minds to that injustice.         Hubert Harrison



Abraham Lincoln, told a crowd of some four thousand White Illinois citizens at the last Lincoln-Douglas debate in Alton, Illinois, that he supported the notorious Fugitive Slave Law although he personally had "no taste for running and catching niggers"Forced into Glory: by Lerone Bennett 

Speaking to some fifteen thousand Whites, Abraham Lincoln denied that he wanted "to set the niggers and white people to marrying together" and said, in passing, that there was "no danger that the people of Kentucky will shoulder their muskets, and, with a young nigger stuck on every bayonet, march into Illinois and force them upon us."     Forced into Glory: by Lerone Bennett 

Speaking at Worcester, Massachusetts, in September 1848,  Abraham Lincoln made an impromptu reference to the slain abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy that shocked some people in the audience: "I have heard you have abolitionists here. We have a few in Illinois and we shot one the other day."  Forced into Glory: by Lerone Bennett 

“ If it is necessary, every Negro in the state will be lynched: it will be done to maintain white supremacy.” Mississippi Governor and then Senator of that state, James K. Vardaman. 1903

East St. Louis Massacre- 1917   It's estimated that from 40 to 150  Black Americans were killed and that 6,000 Black- Americans were driven from their homes that were indiscriminately burned. All the impartial witnesses agree that the police were indifferent or encouraged the barbarities, and that the major part of the Illinois National Guard was indifferent or inactive. No organized effort was made to protect the African Americans or disperse the murdering groups.                

     "A man arrested by Capt. O.C. Smith, F Company, police, ostensibly "on order of the state's attorney." Captain Smith asserted that he heard the man say," I've killed my share of Negroes today. I have killed so many I am tired and somebody else can finish them."  reported by Ida B. Wells  1917  

In 1950, Florida governor's special investigator, Jefferson Elliot, observed that there had been so many mob executions in one county that it  "never had a negro live long enough to go to trial".  


"We hold as undeniable truths that the governments of the various States, and of the confederacy itself, were established exclusively by the white race, for themselves and their posterity; that the African race had no agency in their establishment: that they were rightfully held and regarded as an inferior and dependent race, and in that condition only could their existence in this country be rendered beneficial or tolerable."      TEXAS DECLARATION OF SECESSION, FEBRUARY 1861

“As a people we are fighting to maintain the Heaven-ordained supremacy of the white man over the inferior or colored race; A white flag would thus be emblematical of our cause. Upon a red field would stand fourth our southern cross, gemmed, preserving in beautiful contrast the red, white and blue.”  William T. Thompson 1863 Confederate-flag designer

"Let us rise to the call of freedom-loving blood that is in us, and send our answer to the tyranny that clanks its chains upon the South," Wallace declared from the podium. "In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw a line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say, segregation now, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever."   Governor George Wallace’s  Inaugural Address 1963


“White supremacist ideology is based first and foremost on the degradation of black bodies in order to control them.   One of the best ways to instill fear in people is to terrorize them.”    Cornell West

Stop and Frisk policies nationwide, because they are directed disproportionately towards people of color, are part of a systematic pogrom of terrorization by the national state police apparatus.  m.a ibrahim


When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.
— Sinclair Lewis