Yesterday (1/10/2020) a couple of days after president’s Twitter account was locked, I saw a few posts claiming social media platforms suspending accounts, (aka private companies enforcing their own policies…admittedly arbitrarily..) is similar to Jim Crow laws.
Well, gather around, children, let me tell you a story….
When a (small town, Deep South) high school friend’s mom was pregnant with him (circa 1965), she had severe internal bleeding and was refused treatment because hospital didn’t have “black blood. ”
They only survived because father was a vet and she was treated at Navy hospital (20 miles) away.
THAT is Jim Crow.
My friend now has 4 degrees and is a professor, and department head at a university. Though, when he was in the womb, he wasn’t deserving of “white blood.”
Getting your Twitter account (temporarily or permanently) suspended is NOT Jim Crow. Those were racist-as-fuck LAWS.
Being De-Twittered is pretty much being banned from your favorite restaurant because you habitually violate the “No Shirt? No Shoes? No Service!” policy.
Pro tip: If you have an account blocked, or lose followers, it’s not recommended that you liken yourself to Rosa Parks.