Dorian Cope on the Sept. 9, 1971 Attica State Prison Riot

From Dorian Cope’s On This Deity:

Thirty-nine years ago today, the white authorities of Attica State prison in the so-called liberal state of New York – desperate to restore some semblance of order amongst the concentration camp-like conditions they’d imposed upon their primarily Afro-American inmates – embarked on a murderous and racist policing so brutal, so terminal and so careless of the lives of the innocent hostages, that their end-game proved to the world what Malcolm X had declared to be the case on page 271 of his autobiography: that the so-called liberal white Northerner was not one iota less racist than his Southern opposite number, just more devious in the manner in which he controlled “the Negro.”

Continues: On This Deity

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