On Tuesday, Amazon announced that it was producing a new series called Black America, an alternative history of post-Civil War America in which black Americans were paid reparations in the form of three Southern states that they could use to found their own country.
“It envisions an alternate history where newly freed African Americans have secured the Southern states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama post-Reconstruction as reparations for slavery, and with that land, the freedom to shape their own destiny,” reports Deadline Hollywood. “The sovereign nation they formed, New Colonia, has had a tumultuous and sometimes violent relationship with… the United States… Today, after two decades of peace with the U.S. and unprecedented growth, an ascendant New Colonia joins the ranks of major industrialized nations on the world stage as America slides into rapid decline.”
The idea of black people getting their own country — and building it into a stronger country than White America — was enough to send racist Twitter users completely off their rockers.
Check out some of the most angry reactions below.
'Black America' alternate-history series in the works at Amazon: Not surprised with leftist Bozo in charge. https://t.co/pfV9GA3wzs
— Corps64 (@daws_1145) August 1, 2017
More racism—-> Black America
— M&M (@moosemyfrnds1) August 1, 2017