When I was learning at school about the KKK and segregation in america to be honest I found it quite scary especially when our teacher told us that some black people were often hanged by the kkk before cameras existed.Also I found it quite scary the protests Do you think american history is very dark I find that especially southern american history where there were lots of equality problems.
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- Thread Starter
- 13-01-2015 17:28
- 14-01-2015 21:24
The KKK - and normal citizens - were stringing black folks (and other races including whites) up and dragging them behind cars until they fell to bits far until more recently than the invention of the camera. Right up to the 1960s. In some places they even used to make souvenir postcards of the hanging corpses.
Segregation is still a problem in the USA today. It is one thing clawing your way out of a sink estate in part of a town in the UK, in the USA you would be black and trying to get out of a black township where there are few opportunities at all.
Also, the displacement of the indigenous population was, at times, little short of genocide.
Looking at the crime statistics, especially gun-related crime, one sees it stands out amongst industrialised nations as being an extremely violent nation.
Hopefully, in time (generations), they'll settle down and stop behaving like a young, frightened, country that has to duff up others to prove its worth.