Punk Politics #99

I just read an article the other day about Sundown Towns still being a thing, I’ll link that below. For those who don’t know, Sundown Towns refer to cities and counties that didn’t allow black people to live in and they were not to be in after dark. If they are in town after dark the best case scenario is arrest. More than likely they end up dead. Sundown was just in the south. These Towns existed for sea to sea and border to border in every fucking state. South Pasadena in CA was a Sundown until February 22, 2022 (I just read. America is why we can’t have nice things. This policy began during Jim Crow. This led to the Green Book.

This served as a guide for specifically African American travelers as it listed Sundown Towns along with the regular lists of accommodations a travel guide would include. It ran from 1936 to 1966. I’m wondering if we need to bring it back for those of us who exist outside of the Christofash cishet norm.

– C Fish


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