The Latest From Mario Marcel Salas

November 20, 2019

A group calling itself Justice at the Gates is having a meeting on Nov. 23 on the East Side that I am not going to participate with. In what can only be described as disrespect, they plastered my photo without my pe...

November 13, 2019

In looking at all of the lies we have been told in our reading of the great philosophers and “literary giants” we have been fooled in a colossal way. The philosopher Kant was a racist as was Mark Twain, not to leave...

November 6, 2019

Racism is Often Hidden, but Now Thawed Out

We often learn about many of the Western European empires and philosophers as if no others ever existed.  Western Europeans that supposedly gave the world all of i...

October 29, 2019

There is research out there in regards to exposing the horrors of slavery. Many folks, both black and white, think they know something about the horrors of slavery, they know nothing. In a 2017 book titled, “The Pri...

October 22, 2019

Lynching often came in the form of mob violence, and involved hanging, burning alive at the stake and torture. There is also legal lynching. From 1889 to 1918 Texas had 335 lynching incidents. By definition, lynchin...

October 15, 2019

The corner of Iowa and S. Pine Street is steeped in history. This location was known at one time as a center of black life in San Antonio called the Denver Heights. It was known as the “Corner” because of the import...

October 8, 2019

The black exploitation films of the 1970s and 1980s were just that—EXPLOITATION. These films lacked the importance of family structure, the church, and education as tools of survival in a white supremacist society....

October 1, 2019

With this president, Donald Trump, there has been an increase in racism. However, we should not be discouraged. Evil wins for a time, but soon the hour will strike again. In evil times, those politicians that are li...

September 24, 2019

There were few large Plantations near San Antonio, but one did exist on the Cibolo Creek in the Cibolo Valley. Large slave plantations required large numbers of slaves, usually under the control of an overseer who w...

September 17, 2019

The spiritual beliefs of enslaved people were much more intense and sincere than that of the slave master. Slave masters invented their own form of Christianity which was based on simply tradition and not real belie...

September 10, 2019

According to historical records, San Antonio had slave catchers and patrols in the 1840s, 1850s and beyond, and were given official status as a result of the Texas legislature authorizing slave catchers on May 9, 18...

September 3, 2019

In, Brush Men and Vigilantes (2000), written by David Pickering and Judy Falls, white racist terror was spread by gangs in Texas. As a result of widespread vigilante activity, justice was non-existent during the Civ...

August 27, 2019

Not everyone supported slavery even in ancient times. There were great slave revolts in the ancient world even though slavery was the dominant institution for thousands of years. This is important because false argu...

August 20, 2019

One must understand the nature of settler colonialism which was used to murder Native Americans (Dunbar-Ortiz, 2014). When the English stole land from the Irish and others, settlers were forced to come to America bu...

August 13, 2019

Between 1840 and 1860 over 300 people were hanged or brutally burned alive by mobs in Texas. According to Pickering, “Texas was the most violent of all the Southern States,” and it was the home of the most vigilante...

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