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Bowser's Race War

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Well what does our history document for race wars in the US?

 

Abolition and the American Civil War

In the years that followed independence, the Northern States began gradually prohibiting slavery, and it was officially abolished there by 1805, and the importation of slave labor was prohibited nationwide from 1808 (although both still existed in practice after this). Business owners in the Southern States however depended on slave labor in order to meet the demand of their rapidly expanding industries, and the issue of slavery continued to polarize American society in the decades to come. This culminated in the election of President Abraham Lincoln in 1860, who promised to prohibit slavery in the newly acquired territories to the west, leading to the American Civil War from 1861 to 1865. Although the Confederacy (south) were victorious in much of the early stages of the war, the strength in numbers of the northern states (including many free, black men), eventually resulted in a victory for the Union (north), and the nationwide abolishment of slavery with the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865.

 

x.gif.3f515586d98cab57075fd5dbcbe8309a.gif Confederate Soldier mortality estimate at over 250,000

It is believed that over 600,000 white soldiers died during the war. Estimations vary.

The US population in 1865 was 35.2 million equating the loss up to 2% of the population of all mortality

This is a stark reminder of the casualty of war. If history should remind us all to heed the failures and death we shall not be doomed to repeat it.

 

 

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The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia pushed back against her claim.

"Mayor Muriel Bowser's public statement today ... is patently false and serves no purpose other than to pass blame and foster innuendo," the office said in a statement. "Since the protests began, this Office has never turned down a single case for prosecution in which there was sufficient evidence to support probable cause."

 

Nothing like stoking fear and putting lives in actual danger with comments like hers.

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