Once you understand 83 percent black Detroit is nothing more than Africa in America, you'll get why this article represents the kind of black history the silly museum in Washington D.C. wants you to never, ever mention. [Grisly Halloween display in Detroit decries US violence: Grandmother replaces traditional decorations with real-life horrors in protest against violence and injustice., Al Jazeera, 10-20-16]:
Detroit, United States - At a home on the city's west side, light-hearted Halloween decorations have been replaced with gruesome displays of murder, poisoning, kidnapping and attacks, all inspired by real-life events.
"Nothing make-believe about it," said Larethia Haddon, the 56-year-old Detroit native behind the display. "This is going on every day in real life."
The project is Haddon's protest against the violence and racial injusticeafflicting her country.
At her doorstep is a dummy stained blood-red with a sign that says "My hands were up", referring to recent cases of police officers killing unarmed black men.
Below her window, a Frankenstein-like figure wields a fake knife and a sign that reads "I see your children".CLICK FOR MORE