"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
-- Emma Lazarus/1883

Written as fund raiser to support, literally, The Statue of Liberty. Added to the monument in 1903. Widely believed to express the liberalism of the USofA. The fact is, the USofA has been hostile to the non-WASP populations of the world from inception. Today's neo-Nazis are of a piece with common 19th century practice.

So, this recent reporting should be something of an eye-opener:

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.

Good, God fearing, Christian, Real, Americans.

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Comment by koshersalaami on April 7, 2019 at 3:12pm

Like a lynching but with different weapons. Substitute Blacks for Italians and you’ve got something damned near normative. 

Comment by Ron Powell on April 7, 2019 at 4:56pm

Another example of American hypocrisy....

Comment by Maui Surfer on April 7, 2019 at 5:50pm

"Substitute Blacks for Italians"

That would have been New Orleans a mere 18 years prior, known as The Colfax Massacre. The Klan was not enough for NOLA, they had to have The White Man's League --- Yes, that was the name, and they struck again in 1874 with The 'Battle' of Canal Street, again targeting Blacks.

While some people have told me they found New Orleans a bit more tolerant than the rest of the South. I took a hard look, and noticed that supposed reputation only holds up when everyone remains in their 'place' ... step out? Hell to pay.

Comment by Robert Young on April 8, 2019 at 8:42am

I suppose it's no secret that, post Katrina, New Orleans is a lot whiter.  The worst hit neighborhoods got the least help.  I wonder why?


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