draft riot


Third-wave feminism put to music:
guitar picks and dark purple nail polish,
putting the “girl power” in punk rock where it belongs.
There are pro-choice and equal rights buttons
on our jean and leather jackets,
rocking floral dresses and
empowerment like brass knuckles.
A sugary sweet persona,
capable of knocking patriarchal teeth in before they can become cavity.
We are forces of nature who refuse to be uprooted,
proving wrong those who said that
womanhood was weak enough to be
broken like twigs.
We are no ash, all fire

searing imprints into the frets,
scratchy voices screaming into microphones,
shredding and speaking up for those
who have had violet bruises kickdrummed into their eye sockets,
shamed for their sexuality,
for those told that their “no” was not
loud enough to be worth listening to,
we are drowning out the catcalls with supersonic reverb,
wanting to reveal our retracted claws

when we are flirted with and crudely asked to give out our numbers on the bus,
our silence does not equal consent.
We know we are in danger if we speak up.
We know we are in danger if we don’t.

We carry deceivingly friendly feline
keychain weapons on our college lanyards,
wishing we could prowl the streets
without paranoia of the shadows,
fearing we will be the 1 in 4.

We participate in Slut Walks,
sick of being called sluts on our walks home.
We ask the music to help us feel that
we have our voices back,
that they were never stripped into silence,
reminding us that we still have
songs in our throats, why we want to keep singing, to continue to love fearlessly

and why we never want to stop.
bloodsport [fighting in a love war]: two

you all never stopped asking for a second part of this, and since timeless is officially back from the dead, well, the occasion should be commemorated. tagging @crazykittehcat​, @queenofexplosions​, @extasiswings​, and @prairiepirate​. sorry for any typos, as it is a horrible pain in the ass to post fic on a tablet, but my computer is still dead, so.

rated e.

part one/ao3.

Flynn and Lucy do not speak to each other for the next three days. This is noteworthy enough, given that Wyatt and Rufus have generally relied on her to communicate important bulletins to the fourth member of their team (or as Rufus puts it, “translating it into asshole”), that it causes both of them to take notice. It’s kind of hard not to, given that they get caught in the 1863 New York Draft Riots, straight out of Martin Scorsese, and Flynn is shooting on one side, Wyatt is shooting on the other, there is absolutely not a word exchanged between either of them, and they nearly all get killed by the Gangs of New York before they can bail. Once they arrive back at the Lifeboat, sooty and shouting and with bullet holes through several dangerously nearby pieces of their clothing, Wyatt finally explodes, “What the hell was that about, man? Huh?”

“It’s my fault now, Wyatt?” Flynn is sleek and suave and showing his teeth, which means he’s feeling especially dangerous. “Given the fact that I was the one who told you Boss Tweed was Rittenhouse, you should thank me for – ”

“Is that what you call it? You ordered Lucy to tell us that Boss Tweed was Rittenhouse, which I am sure she already knew, and which anyone could guess by looking at the guy for two seconds, and then you went to peace out in Five Points while the rest of us were dodging mobsters, so yeah, Flynn, you were a big help!” Wyatt shoves his gun into the holster as they clamber in and slam the door, not wanting to hang around here any longer than they have to. He goes to help Lucy with her seatbelt as usual, but she shakes her head at him. Flynn looks smug, goes to help instead just to show up Wyatt while briefly forgetting he’s not talking to her, and then smartly decides he does not want to try to touch her in any capacity after the look she just gave him. He sits down, buckles up with a black cloud almost visible over his head, and nobody says a word as Rufus fires up the jump to launch them back to 2017.

Once they land, Lucy angrily undoes her harness, picks up her skirts, and storms out of the Lifeboat without a word, which leaves the men behind for an extremely awkward competition of who can get out the fastest without running into each other. Rufus books it like he’s trying out for the track team, and Flynn starts his usual melodramatic stalk off to brooding solitude, but Wyatt grabs his arm. “Hey. I’m not done with you yet.”

“What a pity, I’m done with you.” Flynn’s eyes smolder back at him like burning coals. “All of you, really.”

“Yeah. We know. You haven’t stopped telling us every day. We get it. You hate us. But you know what? Fight me. I can take it. Don’t you dare hurt Lucy, or – ”

“Is that what you think I did? Hurt her?”

“I think you did something. What the hell happened?”

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Even-too-all-lie // Eventually

crooked, yet cemented in the creases of you,

mindlessly and timelessly deflating,

creating censors and countless cremations

on, of potential.

blips of thought drip down the rivets of my mind

and the lack of serenity reeks

havoc like a band of sheep

running from

a barking dog.

as the fog

creeps in,

seeps to

the deepest

parts of me,

i pause—

try to gauze the wound that time has created

i feel i’ve waited

for this moment-

airy lapse

in judgement sparks,

burns parts i only let you touch,

seems as such regrets should

be locked up, folded, tucked

but i lucked out. managed to ravage a little bit

of sanity and respect

before the despair

made me pull out

my brittle hair.

it’s only fair

to sit

in silence

while i cope with inner violence,

the battle will cease






July 13th 1863: New York Draft Riots begin

On this day in 1863, riots broke out in New York City in protest of Congress’ passage of a conscription law to enlist all men aged between 20 and 45 to fight in the Union army during the Civil War. Violence began on the second day of military officers randomly selecting names for the draft, when a notoriously aggressive volunteer fire department arrived and began a brawl. The majority of rioters were poor members of the working classes, as they were particularly aggrieved by the law’s $300 commutation clause which allowed richer men to pay their way out of enlistment. Over the following days, the riot became less about the draft and more about general grievances, and many of the initial rioters backed away from the ugly turn the revolt had taken. Anger at the Republican government was expressed though attacks on symbols of their power like railroads and telegraph lines and the headquarters of Republican newspaper the New York Tribune. This led some contemporary observers, like diarist George Templeton Strong, to see the riot as a pro-Confederate plot. Racial tensions also came to the surface as Irish workers, who had long competed with African-Americans for jobs, took out their anger by attacking black citizens and burning a black orphanage. The riot only ended on July 16th when federal troops, many fresh from the fields of Gettysburg, intervened and quashed the riot; the riots remain the largest civilian insurrection in American history, bar the Civil War itself.

We are the poor rabble, and the rich rabble is our enemy by this law. Therefore we will give our enemy battle right here, and ask no quarter. Although we got hard fists, and are dirty without, we have soft hearts, and have clean consciences within”
- a letter from one of the rioters, published in the New York Times

DBQ/FRQ First Aid (Precolonial to Imperialism)

Tomorrow, you will be taking the APUSH Advanced Placement Exam. Determining on what college you want to go to, at least a three is commonplace. I don’t know about you guys, but my biggest problem is going the length of an entire essay (for example if they want me to talk about Colonial Times through the Revolution, but they just write “1763-1781” I wouldn’t know what to write about). Furthermore, I’m going to list eras, what happening during them in chronological order and a very brief description of what they did. Keep in mind that many eras (such as the 1960’s) are important both in foreign policy and domestic affairs. I will divide them accordingly. The DBQ will not ask for specific years, but it’s better to have a general understanding of the era they are asking you about so you can throw in some “specific evidence” to get that 7-9 essay. This chart is also particularly helpful with the FRQ. Anyway, let’s begin.

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Her curves motion colors
of silken inkwood

Flowing through water and
water through her, is her,
more than blood or bone

Sailor of the geminate seas
as vast as small, stories
whisper along meandering shores

Drunk under seascaped
twilights poured

A sparrow purled
inside each wrist.

Between Two Blues

stamped on the forehead
of every black baby
born at the hospital
the night after
it happened again.

Happy birthday.

The white-coat
Doctors recommend
white powder formulas
and white wooden cribs
and white-nippled bottles
and bulletproof bibs.

Again and again and again.

The obituaries
all look the same.
Copy and paste
the new name.
He leaves behind his mama-
**His mama is left

The ground is a complaint
box nobody opens-
he wears the casket
like a crisp jean jacket
two sizes too big
and still a little stiff.

The bullets in his chest
lie in a line
like brass buttons.
Someone else decides
when it opens
and when it shuts.

Little black boy
with a yellow squirt
gun pushed off
the edge of the earth
by a speeding bullet;

Speeding bullets
launched from
a trigger flicked
by a white man
who grew up
a little blank
and blameless boy
playing with guns.

Again and again and again.

Trigger warning.
Too little,
too late.  

Lemme hear one more white person say that White people don’t start nor participate in Race riots.

1824: October 18          Providence, R.I.             Hardscrabble Riots

1829: June- August:       Cincinnati, OH            Cincinnati Riots of 1829

1831:                                Providence, R.I.              Snow Town Riots

1834: July 7                       New York City, N, Y     Farren Riots

1834: August 12                 Philadelphia, PA            Flying Horse Riot

1836: April and July      Cincinnati, OH                Cincinnati riots of 1836

1841: September              Cincinnati, OH                Cincinnati riots of 1841

1855:                                 Cincinnati, OH

1863: March 6                   Detroit, MI                  Detroit Race Riot of 1863

1863: July 13-16.              NYC City, NY            New York City Draft Riots

1866: May 1-3                    Memphis, Tennessee   Memphis Riots of 1866

1866: June                          Charleston, SC

1866: July 30.                 New Orleans, LA        New Orleans Riot of 1866

1867:                              Pulaski, Tennessee       Pulaski Riot

1868: September 28     Opelousas, LA                   Opelousas Massacre

1868: September 19       Camilla, Georgia              Camilla Riot of 1868

1870:                                 Eutaw, Alabama             Eutaw Riot of 1870

1870: June                          Alamance, N.C.                 Kirk-Holden War

1870: October 20             Laurens, SC                       Laurens County Riot

1871: March                        Meridian, MS         Meridian Race Riot of 1871

1872:                                  Louisiana

1873: April 13                     Colfax, LA                             Colfax Massacre

1874: July 29                  Vicksburg, MS                  Vicksburg Riot of 1874

1874: September 14      New Orleans, LA               Liberty Place Riot

1874: August                 Coushatta, Louisiana     Coushatta Massacre

1874: November 3          Eufaula, Alabama            Election Riot of 1874

1875: September 1          Yazoo City, MS        Yazoo City Race Riot of 1875

1875: September 4         Clinton, Mississippi         The Clinton Riot

1876: July 4                        Hamburg, SC                       Hamburg Massacre

1884:                                Cincinnati, OH

1891: October 18           Omaha, NE                         Omaha riot of 1891.

1898: October 12             Virden, IL                            Virden Massacre

1898:  November       Wilmington, NC   Wilmington Insurrection of 1898

1898: February 22         Lake City, South Carolina   Lake City Mob

1898: November 9-14    Greenwood County, S.C.    Phoenix Election Riot

1899: April 23                    Coweta, GA                   Lynching of Sam Hose

1899: September 19          Carterville, IL

1919: July 19-23.                      Washington, D.C.

1919: September 25-28. Omaha, Nebraska

1919: May 10                             Charleston, South Carolina

1919: May 25                             Milan, Georgia

1919: July 10                              Longview, Texas

1919: August 30                      Knoxville, Tennessee

1919: August 21, September 16. New York City, New York

1919: August 27-28.               Laurens County, Georgia

1919: October 1                        Elaine,  Arkansas

1919: June 13                             New London, Connecticut

1919: July 3                                Bisbee, Arizona

1919: April 13                             Millen, Georgia

1919: July 7. July 31.               Philadelphia, Penn

1919: July 15                                Port Arthur, Texas

1919: July 21                                Norfolk, Virginia

1919:                                               Argo, Illinois

1919: July 31                               Syracuse, New York

1919:                                              Ocmulgee, Georgia

1919: Mid Aug/Sep.                Baltimore, Maryland

1919: November 13-1.           Wilmington, Delaware

1919:                                          Waukegan, Illinois

1919: August 5                        Lexington, Nebraska

1919: August 18                       Mulberry, Florida

1919: July 27- August 3      Chicago, Illinois

1919: October 4-5                   Gary Indiana.

1919: October 9                       Donora, Pennsylvania

1919: October 10                     Hubbard, Ohio

1919: October 30                   Corbin, Kentucky

1919: November 22              Bogalusa, Louisiana.

1919: May 10                             Sylvester, Georgia.

1919: May 29                            Putnam, Georgia

1919: 31 May                              Monticello, Mississippi

1919: 13 June                             Memphis, Tennessee

1919: June 27                            Macon, Mississippi.

1919: June 27                            Annapolis, Maryland.

1919: July 5                                Scranton, Pennsylvania

1919: July 6                                Dublin, Georgia

1919: July 8                                Coatesville, Pennsylvania

1919: July 9                                Tuscaloosa, Alabama

1919: July 11                             Baltimore, Maryland

1919: July 23                              New Orleans, Louisiana

1919: July 23                              Darby, Pennsylvania

1919: July 26                              Hobson City, Alabama

1919: July 28                             Newberry, South Carolina

1919: July 31                               Bloomington, Illinois

1919: August 4                         Hattiesburg, Mississippi

1919. August 6                         Texarkana, Texas

1919: August 29                      Ocgulmee, Georgia

1920:                                  Chicago, Illinois

1921: May 30- June 1.         Tulsa, OK              Black Wall Street Massacre

1922. May 6, June 9            Kirven, Texas

1923: January 1.                    Rosewood, FL                 Rosewood Massacre

1930: October 12-15             Sainte Genevieve, MO

1931: March                            Scottsboro, AL

1935: March 19                      Harlem, NY                     Harlem Riot of 1935

1943: May                               Mobile, AL

1943: June                            Los Angeles, CA                 Zoot Suit Riot

1943: June 15-16                    Beaumont, TX     Beaumont Race Riot of 1943

1943: June 20                        Detroit, MI                           Detroit Race Riot

1943: August 1                       Harlem, NY                     Harlem Riot of 1943

1949: August-September Peekskill, NY

1951: July 11-12                        Cicero County, IL            Cicero Race Riot

1958:                                           Maxton, NC             Battle of Hayes Pond

1959: February                    Pearl River County, MS

1960: April                             Biloxi Beach, MS

1962: October                        Oxford, MS                     Uni of Mississippi

1963: September 30.         Oxford, MS                             Ole Miss Riot

1963: July 11                             Cambridge, MD              Cambridge riot of 1963 1963: May 13               Birmingham, AL                         Bombings

1964: July                                Brooklyn, NY

1964: July 18                           Harlem, NY                   Harlem Riot of 1964

1964: July 24-26                  Rochester, NY                           Rochester riot

1964: August                         Jersey City, NJ

1964: August                          Paterson, NJ

1964: August                          Elizabeth, NJ

1964: August                          Chicago, IL

1964: August 28                   Philadelphia, PA     Philadelphia race riot

1965: March 7                       Selma, AL                               Bloody Sunday

1965: July                               Springfield, MA

1965: August 11-17                Los Angeles, CA                      Watts Riot

1966: July 18                           Cleveland, Ohio                      Hough Riots

1966: July 4                             Omaha, NE

1966: September                  Dayton, OH

1966: September                  San Francisco, CA           Hunter’s Point

1967: June                               Atlanta, GA

1967: June 6                            Boston, MA                            

1967: June 11                             Tampa, FL                                                Tampa Riot

1967: May 22                    Houston, TX      Texas Southern University Riot 1967: July 22                           Detroit, MI                                                Detroit riot

1967: June 26- July 1            Buffalo, NY                                             Buffalo Riot

1967: July 30                          Milwaukee, WI                   Milwaukee Riot

1967: July 21                   Minneapolis, MN    Minneapolis North Side Riots

1967: July 12-17                      Newark, NJ                                          Newark riots

1967: July 16                   Plainfield, NJ                                   Plainfield riots

1967: July 24                   Cambridge, MD      Second Cambridge Race Riot

1967: June 11-16               Cincinnati, OH                           Avondale Riot

1967: July                                Newark, NJ

1967: July                                 Detroit, MI

1967:                                        Birmingham, AL

1967:                                         Chicago, IL

1967:                                         New Britain, CT

1967                                          Rochester, NY

1968: February 8                Orangeburg, SC            Orangeburg massacre

1968: April                   Nationwide riots Assassination of MLK

1969: June 24                         Omaha, Nebraska

1969:                                      Camden, NJ

1969: July 17                            York, PA                             York Race Riot

1969: June 28                         New York City, NY             Stonewall Riots

1970: May 11                            Augusta, GA                    

1970: May 5                            Jackson, MS                Jackson State killings

1970: July 4                      Ashbury Park, NJ             Ashbury Park Riots

1970: July                             New Bedford, MA

1971:                                       Camden, NJ                         Camden Riots

1972-1977:                              Pensacola, FL     Escambia High School Riots

1975-76:                                  Boston, MA                     Anti-Busing Riots

1980: May 18                            Miami, Florida                        Miami Riots

1980: July 24                          Chattanooga, TN                Chattanooga Riot

1984: August 8                      Lawrence, MA             Lawrence Race Riot

1986: December                  Howard Beach, NY

1987: February 20               Tampa, FL                              Tampa Riot

1989: February 1                   Tampa, FL                                Tampa Riot

1989: August                        Bensonhurst, NY

1991: August 19                       Brooklyn, NY                Crown Heights riot

1992: April 29                          Los Angeles, CA             Los Angeles Riots

1996: October 24-26            Petersburg, FA                 St. Petersburg Riots

1998: June                              Jasper, TX                              Lynching

2001:                                         Cincinnati, OH                Police Riots


Jay Lynwood This is being made for all the assholes who are trying to claim white Americans have never had riots out of anger. So here’s a list of my favorite American made riots. Enjoy! Black wall street, Chicago Race Riots, Greenwood, Knoxville, New York City Draft Riot, red summer, Rosewood Massacre, Tennessee Race Riots , The East St. Louis Massacre, Tulsa Oklahoma bombing, Washington D.C. Race Riots GREENWOOD, OKLA.: THE BLACK WALL STREET: In the early 1900s, African Americans settled in Oklahoma, seeking employment and other opportunities in the rich oil fields. Greenwood, part of Tulsa, became home to thriving black businesses – decades later earning it the moniker “Black Wall Street.” But in May 1921, Greenwood faced escalating racial unrest after a young white woman accused a black man of rape. The man wasn’t charged, but that didn’t stop a white mob from burning down Greenwood, the site of the worst race riot in U.S. history. ROSEWOOD, FLA.: A MASSACRE THAT WON’T BE FORGOTTEN: Rosewood, established in 1870, was the site of what could be considered one of the worst race riots in U.S. history. By 1915 it was a small, predominantly black town – with a population of just slightly more than 300. On New Year’s Day in 1923, a young white woman claimed that a black man sexually assaulted her; Rosewood was destroyed by a band of white men searching for the alleged suspect. The number of those killed is still unknown. THE East St. LOUIS MASSACRE: In 1917, Roving mobs rampaged through the city for a day and a night, burning the homes and businesses of African Americans, stopping street cars to pull their victims into the street, and assaulting and murdering men, women, and children who they happened to encounter. A memorial petition to the U.S. Congress, sent by a citizen committee from East St. Louis described it as “a very orgy of inhuman butchery during which more than fifty colored men, women and children were beaten with bludgeons, stoned, shot, drowned, hanged or burned to death—all without any effective interference on the part of the police, sheriff or military authorities.” In fact, estimates of the number of people killed ranged from 40 to more than 150. Six thousand people fled from their homes in the city, either out of fear for their lives or because mobs had burned their houses

The village was named for James Weeks, an ex-slave from Virginia who came to New York in 1838. His intention was to create a community of landowning African-Americans at a time when such ownership was a requirement for voting. The plan took hold. By the time of the Civil War, the village had more than 500 residents, two churches, a school, an orphanage, an old-age home, a cemetery and its own newspaper, The Freedman’s Torchlight. Blacks fleeing the draft riots in Manhattan in 1863 sought refuge there and stayed. But after the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, with a swelling in the general population, Weeksville was gradually absorbed into newer communities that surrounded it.

Broadway in NYC in 1860, Just Before The Civil War

(1861–1865) was a bustling city that provided a major source of troops, supplies, equipment and financing for the Union Army. Powerful New York politicians and newspaper editors helped shape public opinion toward the war effort and the policies of Lincoln. The port of New York, a major entry point for immigrants, served as recruiting grounds for the Army. Irish and Germans participated in the war at a high rate.

The city’s strong commercial ties to the South, its growing immigrant population, and anger about conscription led to divided sympathies, with some business men favoring the Confederacy  and other opinion in favor of the Union. The Draft Riots of 1863, provoked by fears of labor competition and resentment of wealthy men being able to buy their way out of the draft, was one of the worst incidents of civil unrest in American history and featured widespread ethnic Irish violence against blacks in the city. The neighboring and more populous city of Brooklyn in contrast was more pro-war.

Too often now I disappear

I go through otiose woods and beyond
to touch the ghost voices
of a lotus-love in fading light

Where in truth, no eagle is seen

Coyotes howl sounds that helix
every crack inside
the smallest thawing sigh,
unheard behind shied lungs

Silence settles over me
like snow. this love now
the chill abjured

in me, like a barned-up bird
unreached, a feather
bent over my heart

Chipped Tea Lights

Under a raspberry tinted moon
above tangles of blue smoke
and houses we drift on past,
I wonder if Autumn is being

Replaced secretly oftentimes,
nightly, with the stone of
Winter’s coarse-growing beard

A sort of magic has seeped into
the seasons, like how the Tlingit tribe
used the marching to grow it.

I sit and recall them —
images twirl, stomping, whirling
flames climbing mild-colored air —

We chatter idly about the weather.

Watercolor Weeks


Jim Jarmusch’s old band.

Brooklyn, NYC: White supremacists attack flag burning in Ft. Greene Park, July 2, 2015.

“The point we intended to make was proved twice over: Firstly, we did exactly what we said we would, and burned both racist flags, American and Confederate. Secondly, and most importantly, it was the police themselves who demonstrated the correspondence between the Stars and Stripes and the rebel flag of Dixie by openly aiding and abetting armed and violent racists as they attempted to attack our rally. After being given a plainly visible go-ahead from the NYPD, white supremacists with knives, bikers with hammers, and a motley assortment of various other extreme nationalists were turned loose like dogs. What occurred yesterday was the clearest display of the patriotism that we are determined to fight against. We can also confidently say that this reaction by the police and by the far right in America has shown without a shadow of a doubt that our struggle against white supremacy is reaching a fever pitch.

“The glaring double standard that took place yesterday looks all the more hypocritical upon recalling the arrest of a CUNY professor for allegedly possessing a bag of hammers during the wave of Black Lives Matter protests in late 2014. The NYPD paraded the “evidence” around their press conference as if they had found a smoking gun, even though they were forced to admit there was no real incident. The ensuing media storm worked the city into an uproar over what was, in actuality, a non-event. Nevertheless, far right counter-protestors, flanked on all sides by rungs of NYPD officers, were permitted to openly and menacingly brandish hammers in public in Fort Greene Park. As vile racist epithets rang from the mob, the charge was led by the Hallowed Sons motorcycle club, which is primarily composed of former and off-duty police officers. As the green Iron Cross on their leather jackets indicated, those who don Nazi regalia are more than willing to stage another Draft Riot in the same way that Dylan Roof acted on the ideology of the insignia that he wore.

“Despite the aggressive resistance put up by DeBlasio and Bratton’s armed foot soldiers, we still burned several flags like we promised we would. It may seem like a small gesture given that the far right in America is massacring black churchgoers and burning their houses of worship to the ground. However, yesterday’s events concretely communicated our message by revealing the racist violence and terror that is symbolized by both the American and the Confederate flags. Whereas the former is usually taken to stand for freedom and latter for oppression, the crushing weight of the past and the battles to be fought in the future will soon expose how the colors stained into each banner have bled into one another. We at Disarm NYPD are committed to the creation of a new and humane world. It is a world where what is represented by both flags will one day become a distant and horrifying memory.”

Via Disarm NYPD

anonymous asked:

Irish slavery preceded African slavery. 1641 - 1652: 300,000 Irish were sold as slaves. 1650s: 100,000 Irish children age 10 to 14 were sold as slaves in West Indies & Virginia. 1656: Cromwell ordered that 2000 Irish kids be sent to Jamaica as slaves

Irish slaves were treated just as bad, raped, mutilated etc. Along with black slaves they were treated like shit. Irish slaves = more likely to be murdered bc much cheaper than African slaves. Not every white person is a rich slavedriver descendant!


As the slave owners were the only ones supporting the institutions of racial oppression. As if the Draft Riots and Irish slave owners didn’t exist. As if white immigrants who came during and after slavery treated black people as equals rather than imitate the same entities of oppression in hopes to escape or lessen their own. A century after slavery was abolished were the slave owners involved with those happenings? Naw that was someones grandpa and father.

The next person who claims only Black people riot is going to make me scream. Ferguson is not even close to the worst race related riots we have seen in this country. Before you start spouting bullshit claims, educate yourself on the following two events: The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 and the New York City Draft Riots of 1863, not to mention the White people who flood into the streets after football and Hockey games and set the streets on fire. Ignorance may be bliss, but there is no excuse for it. Instead of using your time to post satire articles you think are real about President Obama being from Kenya, maybe you should do some actual research and learn some things. Seriously… Google those two riots right now and compare it to Ferguson.