What is Persecution?

Persecution is the systematic mistreatment of an individual or group by another individual or group. The most common forms are religious persecution, racism and political persecution, though there is naturally some overlap between these terms. Wikipedia

For Black Americans, persecution can look like this:

https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/details-sparse-in-new-mexico-state-police-killing-of-unarmed-black-man/article_3fb7c596-24fa-11eb-8edf-0bc5c6bc95bd.html

https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/08/us/ohio-police-shooting-casey-goodson/index.html

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ohio-mayor-calls-fatal-police-shooting-black-man-stunning-disregard-n1252304?fbclid=IwAR2smks3FRk0cHCJGj7GhQ9dDRt0pc4AIxjcABkb-r0AyganeeHZqcSWpyk

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/opendemocracyuk/george-floyd-was-lynched/

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-minneapolis-police-protests/george-floyds-brother-decries-a-modern-day-lynching-in-testimony-to-congress-idUSKBN23H1NB

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/2020/06/history-of-lynching-violent-deaths-reflect-brutal-american-legacy/

AP News Picture: https://apnews.com/article/0eeb28e505231ce153c60559c921f5d3

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