‘Make America Great Again’ Sign Features Moment Before White Racists Beat Black People Bloody | THE POLITICUS

‘Make America Great Again’ Sign Features Moment Before White Racists Beat Black People Bloody

This is what Trump supporters believe when they hear Donald Trump’s campaign slogan.

White nationalists and white supremacists are celebrating Trump’s election because they are hoping he will take America back to the days of segregation before the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act ever existed.

That’s why a billboard in Mississippi has drawn outrage recently.

The from “Bloody Sunday,” which happened on March 7, 1965, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement.

Hundreds of black protesters, including current congressman John Lewis, marched from Selma to Montgomery, but not before being confronted by a group of Alabama state troopers and a bunch of white racists who had been deputized to prevent the marchers from crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

The image on the billboard shows the moment the white racists rushed the marchers and beat them bloody.

Here’s the image via

.

The white racists used nightsticks, tear gas, horses, and their fists to assault the protesters, resulting in video footage and photographs that were shown around the world, sparking international outrage that brought about the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

Clearly, white supremacists are itching for another opportunity to assault black people and keep them from exercising their constitutional rights and they are hoping Trump will give them what they want.

Trump supporters have already committed over 400 hate crimes since Election Day and they don’t show any signs of stopping. Reversing the civil rights gains of the last 60 years would only embolden them even more. And Republicans may very well try to do just that because they control Congress and the White House and can protect their repeals with the Supreme Court.

This is a scary time in American history and it will only get worse if Donald Trump continues to coddle white supremacists.


Featured image via 

Issue: