This day in history — March 30, 2018 — No Bloody Friday!

On this day in history, the Equal Racial Justice Initiative’s A History of Racial Injustice – 2018 Calendar, does not report an incident….  I wonder if racist whites ceased their Reign of Terror against Black people because it was Good Friday?  Ironic, in that Ku Klux Klansmen, and -women, and the rebranded merry band of white racists, that is, “white nationalists,” for the most part, purport to be Christian.  The very same white Christians that exegeted that their blonde-haired, blue-eyed white god sanctioned African slavery, and the genocide of indigenous people in the Western hemisphere, the very same white Christians that led a deadly procession under dark starless Southern nights to poplar trees, lit by fiery crosses, before they re-enacted the crucifixion with countless, oftentimes nameless, Black men — strange fruit — as their scapegoats for their passionate hatred.

It’s also a Good Friday, because it was not a Bloody Friday!


About William Eric Waters, aka Easy Waters

Award-winning poet, playwright and writer. Author of three books of poetry, "Black Shadows and Through the White Looking Glass: Remembrance of Things Past and Present"; "Sometimes Blue Knights Wear Black Hats"; "The Black Feminine Mystique," and a novel, "Streets of Rage." All four books are available on
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