American Apartheid

In 2023, Black people remain second-class citizens

Pax Ahimsa Gethen

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Black and white photo of Walthall House in Newbern, Alabama, with the words “American Apartheid” superimposed. Adapted from a public domain image.

Today, I read a story that brought me to tears. In 2020, Patrick Braxton was elected as the first Black mayor of Newbern, Alabama. But the town’s white residents have kept him from serving through racist intimidation and harassment. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg; please read the story to understand the extent of this injustice.

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Pax Ahimsa Gethen

Queer agender trans male. Black vegan atheist, pacifist. Pronouns: they/them/their. funcrunch.org, patreon.com/funcrunch