It seems its just the way they get reported is.
The History Channel website sends an email each day titled, “This day in History.” On August 11, the line item under the year 1965 caught my eye. It was on that day that a major riot began in the Los Angeles section known as Watts. The mostly black community was the victim of violence for more than a week. People died, businesses were burned, streets literally became battlegrounds between rioters and police. It is 56 years later and one can still find evidence of those violent days of what was at the time, and for the next 50 years, labeled as a ‘civil rights’ riot.
But sometime between the dozens of retrospective articles on the 50th anniversary of the riots and this year, the History Channel decided to relabel the event as a ‘rebellion.’ One more example of how so many of the events which formed the real history of the United States are being diluted, misinterpreted, and omitted entirely to fit into the dishonest rantings of modern day segregationists and anti-Americans.
Even an on-line dictionary defines the Watts riot as the first of many clashes between police and civil rights activists. The big Watts riot was in August of 1965 (at least the HC had the dates right) but it was nowhere near the ‘first’ of the clashes between civil rights activists (not all were black) and police. In fact it didn’t even come until after the Civil Rights Act of 1964: a monumental legislative effort opposed as violently by democrats in congress as the rioters themselves fought for it in the streets across America.
For those forced to learn from revised history books now being used in public schools, here is just part of one short report I remember having published a few years ago. That report has more of my own observations as the events took place while I watched from nearby.
It was in 1960 in Yellow Springs, Ohio when a barber refused to cut the hair of a local negro. Yellow Springs was the home of Antioch College, a liberal institute by even today’s measures, and by 1960 the little town had already been in the forefront of anti-segregation. A lengthy court battle ensued which resulted in the court upholding Gegner’s right to refuse to cut the hair of blacks. Peaceful demonstrators began to gather on the sidewalk in front of Gegner’s barber shop. Gegner again sought court protection and again was successful in getting the protesters limited to three at any one time, but his injunction only fueled their resolve and the protests intensified. Years had passed and on March 14, 1964 students from Antioch joined with students from nearby Central State University and Wilberforce College and local Yellow Springs residents in blocking the main street through town. Police arrived and used fire hoses to spray the protesters and tear gas to further disperse them. Some resisted and violence erupted. Many were beaten and hundreds were arrested. The 4 years of struggle and the violence came to and end that day when Gegner closed his shop forever; without ever desegregating.
Later that summer protests across the south gained the attention of enough congressmen and senators to overcome the opposition by democrat leaders and the landmark Civil Rights Act was passed. This act has had more impact on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights than any other legislation ever passed. In many ways in can be said that since its enactment the Civil Rights Act of 1964 has become more influential in Supreme Court rulings than the Bill of Rights itself. It is the very foundation on which so many of today’s excuses for lawlessness are based. How ironic a law intended to desegregate is today the left’s bases for dividing Americans into ever smaller and competitive groups while eroding the original human rights the founding fathers considered as granted by God and which God alone could take away.