I stumbled across the website 1898wilmington.com while doing some research on the 1898 race riot. I could tell that it was a white supremacy website trying to spin its own angelic history almost immediately. You can not change what you don't acknowledge. We have to recognize that people of color have been the victims of some of the worst homegrown terrorism this country has ever encountered. This is not fiction, this is the truth. Poor people of all colors (including white) ask for handouts or assistance, hey they want to feed their kids. If a large number of the poor are African Americans then you need to acknowledge that 400 years of slavery and oppression of people based on the color of their skin has probably contributed to their poverty. The fact that anybody can rise out of such harsh oppression as the black business owners of Wilmington did before the race riot
is a testament to their strength and resilience and they should be memorialized as heroes and leaders of our country.
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