Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror

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    (Feb. 10)
    >> The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) today released Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror, which documents EJI’s multi-year investigation into lynching in twelve Southern states during the period between Reconstruction and World War II. EJI researchers documented 3959 racial terror lynchings of African Americans in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia between 1877 and 1950 – at least 700 more lynchings of black people in these states than previously reported in the most comprehensive work done on lynching to date.

    ... many African Americans who were never accused of any crime were tortured and murdered in front of picnicking spectators (including elected officials and prominent citizens) for bumping into a white person, or wearing their military uniforms after World War I, or not using the appropriate title when addressing a white person. People who participated in lynchings were celebrated and acted with impunity. Not a single white person was convicted of murder for lynching a black person in America during this period. <<

    Full report/supplement/resources etc at the EJI Page here
    Hard to believe this went on so recently. But those who ignore their past are condemned to repeat it.
     
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    kinda ironic since our Pres is ignoring mass murders.
     
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    Fallacy of false comparison.
     
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    I wonder if anyone will review the lynching numbers of non blacks aka whitey.
     
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    Have at it, if you can find any.

    By "whitey" you mean "Jews"?
     
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    The lynchings were done by Democrats. And like you said, it wasn't that long ago.
     
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    Link?
     
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    The body of mentally disabled 17-year-old Jesse Washington after he was beaten with shovels and bricks, castrated, had his ears and fingers cut off and finally burned alive. His body is here hanging on display in Robinson, seven miles from Waco, where the lynching took place. Front: "Charred corpse of Jesse Washington suspended from utility pole. May 16, 1916, Robinson, Texas. Gelatin silver paint. Real photo postcard. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2"." Back: "Reverse of postcard (plate 25). This card bears the advertising stamp, "KATY ELECTRIC STUDIO TEMPLE TEXAS. H. LIPPE PROP." Inscribed in brown ink: 'This is the Barbecue we had last night my picture is to the left with a cross over it your son Joe." -- Wiki page


    Mob mentality. Where it leads.
     
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    Lynching was done to blacks Indians and whites. It was a form of frontier justice. Here's a shocker for you, most of those lynched were guilty of crimes. Many people think those who committed crimes were given due process while those lynched, especially blacks, were completely innocent.

    That's American public education <sigh>.
     
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