By Thomas Sowell
Presents new insights into the historical past, sociology, and psychology of ethnic-minority existence.
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He had also formed his own covert organization (the “Brotherhood”) and was subsequently self-exiled to England because of threats to his life. 25 This decision was surely encouraged by a major dock strike simultaneously taking place. In fact, the strike led to the calling of the Riot Act, the first time in Bermuda’s history. The majority White Police Force was brought out to subdue the strikers. 26 Responses about the Boycott through the daily newspapers reveal much about the island’s racial atmosphere.
At the time, the Black Muslims contained between 100 and 200 members. They were also connected with various labor organizations, such as the Bermuda Industrial Union (BIU) and Bermuda United Worker’s Party (BUWP). They also maintained close communication with the NOI in the United States. The Report contained biographies of ten Black Muslim members, which also included Matthews, Wilfred Allen, David Robinson, and the late Kenneth Ebbin. Matthews was imprisoned in the United States for illegal entry and there were concerns that his deportation back to Bermuda would cause disturbances.
Seating was assigned along racial lines. 20 An anonymous group of young Blacks, the “Progressive Group,” organized the Boycott. 21 Blacks emphatically responded to this call. ” To their surprise, Tweed read the document from an “ingeniously rigged public address system” set up by other boycotters. 23 Tweed had been a founder of the Bermuda Workers Association. He had also formed his own covert organization (the “Brotherhood”) and was subsequently self-exiled to England because of threats to his life.
American ethnic groups by Thomas Sowell