Racism Continues as an Inconvenient Lie

Black Americans are upset about the President’s tweet concerning his description of the Democrats’ actions concerning impeachment. The largest lynching in this country was in New Orleans where 11 Italians were hanged. The CNN article below shows the Black mayor of New Orleans apologizing for this forgotten piece of history.

128 years later, New Orleans is apologizing for lynching 11 Italians

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is set to issue an apology to Italian-Americans
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is set to issue an apology to Italian-Americans

The largest mass lynching in US history killed 11 Italians in New Orleans in 1891. And now an Italian-American group says the city’s mayor is set to offer a first-ever apology to Italian-Americans for the city’s role in the lawless murders.At the time, the city was grappling with the murder of its popular police Commissioner David Hennessy, and during a period of anti-immigrant sentiment, fingers pointed toward darker-skinned Italians new to the city. Police rounded up more than a dozen Italians in the wake of Hennessy’s death.But when the jury acquitted them of the killing, tensions ran high. Many demanded blood.

According to a story published in the Washington Post, on March 14, 1891, a crowd of 8,000 assembled on New Orleans’ Canal Street, “almost filling up the large space from curb to curb on each side of the boulevard.” The crowd, possessed by an “ungovernable” fury, had guns and arrived at the parish prison at 10:30 that night. Prison guards let the mob into the prison, where they eventually found the Italian prisoners. “The shotguns belched forth and the slayers of Hennessy fell dead in their tracks,” the story says.



As with slavery, the Irish slaves in the colonies also are not mentioned. No Irish descendents are demanding reparations. Then again, it is not about the truth, it is about destroying the country. Another inconvenient truth: the Blacks in this country are more racist than any other hyphenated American “grouping”.

David DeGerolamo

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4 Responses to Racism Continues as an Inconvenient Lie

  1. Unreconstructed Fenian says:

    Lincoln had 38 Sioux hung in 1862.

    • David says:

      The Sioux were hanged after being found guilty of murdering over 400 white settlers. There is a difference between an execution after being found guilty and murdering people in the streets for vigilante justice.

      • Unreconstructed Fenian says:

        No, not really.That is unless you’re a Lincoln statist.

        • David says:

          One action is government sanctioned and the other is not. Lynching is not officially a government action. That being said, Lincoln was the most evil President in our history. Semantics aside, either mass execution did not involve Blacks.

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