August 22, 2017
When Will New Orleans Apologize for the Italian Lynchings?
The popular trend of taking down Confederate statues and the resulting controversy and violence was put on steroids by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. And now this tactic has predictably attracted mentally-disturbed white supremacists, Neo-Nazis, Antifa anarchists, and outright communists. However, Mayor Landrieu's virtue signaling only goes so far. For example, when will the mayor issue a formal apology to Italian Americans, who were the victims of one of the largest lynchings in U.S. history in 1891? Of course he won't, because that runs counter to his leftist narrative. Italians are now grouped in with "white oppressors," but in the late 1800s and early 1900s, they weren't considered "white" and certainly did not have so-called "white privilege." Police chief David Hennessy had been investigating corruption on the New Orleans waterfront, at that time run by the rival Provenzano and Matranga families. On the...(Read Full Article)