GOP governors’ migrant resettlement efforts mirror ‘Reverse Freedom Rides’ used by southern segregationists in the 1960s, advocates say

In a TweeterRepresentatives of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library also recounted the segregationalist effort of the 1960s.

“To embarrass northern liberals and humiliate black people, Southern White Citizens’ Councils launched their so-called ‘Reverse Freedom Rides,’ giving black people one-way tickets to northern cities with bogus promises of jobs. , homes and better lives,” the library said.

On Wednesday, 50 migrants arrived at Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts without any warning. DeSantis claimed responsibility for both thefts. The migrants were flown from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard as part of an effort by Republican governors to protest the Biden administration’s immigration policies.

“She (Perla) offered us help. Help that never came,” one migrant, named Andres by the outlet, told NPR. “Now we are here. We got on the plane with a vision for the future, to do it.”

In 1962, the segregationist group called White Citizens’ Council falsely promised hundreds of black Americans housing and jobs before sending them to cities like New York and Philadelphia in an effort called “Reverse Freedom Rides.” , reported CNN.

“The Reverse Freedom Rides are not well known to many people, and it is important to understand that this tactic of using people as political pawns was used 60 years ago by segregationists and white supremacists,” Boston branch president Tanisha Sullivan told CNN.

“It is important for us to amplify and highlight this parallel, so that people can see that this type of racist behavior and these racist tactics are still being used today,” she added.

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