More a snapshot than a history; still it reminds us who often pays the greatest price:

The History of Surveillance and the Black Community

from the Electronic Freedom Foundation

February 13, 2014

mlkx-sqFebruary is Black History Month and that history is intimately linked with surveillance by the federal government in the name of “national security.”  Indeed, the history of surveillance in the African-American community plays an important role in the debate around spying today and in the calls for a congressional investigation into that surveillance. Days after the first NSA leaks emerged last June, EFF called for a new Church Committee. We mentioned that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the targets …read more


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