During the Reconstruction era in the wake of the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan was described as "the terrorist arm of the Democrat Party." That was the time when racial segregation and discrimination was rampant.
Looks like Democrats are about to bring a classic back with the #blacklivesmatter crowd. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports on a protest in Cleveland over the weekend where a white reporter was asked to remove himself from a public sidewalk which the protesters claimed was for blacks only:
Brandon Blackwell, a crime reporter for the Northeast Ohio Media Group who frequently covers police and demonstrations, saw the pepper spray video and rushed to the scene.This kind of racial animosity is a direct result of the efforts of Obama, Holder and Sharpton to exploit unfortunate episodes starting with Trayvon Martin in Florida then Mike Brown and Eric Garner. They fanned the flames of disinformation in these cases for political purposes. It's Jim Crow with a black face. Now, the genie is out of the bottle. Who will put it back in?
When he arrived, the police were gone but the crowds remained. Blackwell then did what he always does. He started recording with his cell phone and asking questions. On Sunday, he used Twitter's Periscope app to broadcast the scene live.
But the crowd turned on Blackwell as he filmed a large group gathered in a circle on a sidewalk outside of a CSU building. A man announced the circle was only for people of "African descent."
Blackwell, who is white, was dressed in his daily uniform of jeans, a black T-shirt and Converse shoes. He stepped outside the circle and continued to record. Then, people began blocking his camera with shirts, theirs hands, signs and other objects, including an orange traffic cone.