What is the common thread through each of these events and people?http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/natturner/slave_rebellions.html
Think about it. Each emanated from invisible people. People who were peaceful, but oppressed to the point of intolerance. One way or another they took up arms because thier oppression was invisible to those that oppressed them. Though each and every one of those people and events was decried as criminal, even to the point of executing those who had enough of being oppressed, each individual is seen as a hero now, and each event is credited with making America a better place.
Fast forward. Other than outright slavery, what's the difference in black people being oppressed today? Our children, women, men being shot down in the streets by cops who keep getting alway with it. When we speak up we are anti police or criminals. Our oppression is still invisible to those in authority who are murdering us in the streets, while others stand by and wink or openly support them.
Question. How long do you think black people are going to remain docile and invisible, before they rise up and fight back? What group, society, people stand by forever and allow thier children and women to be murdered in the streets? None? Correct.
So what do you think the conversation will be when black people have had enough and start to fight back? Will it be about our right to self defense? Will we be the enemy? Oh it's going to happen sooner or latter. We are dangerously close to the boiling point of having enough.