Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror

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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>.
A form of frontier justice is murder. Almost none were given due process, and if so, lynching is still murder. American education teaches this part of our history accurately.
You have an amazing grasp of the obvious.

What is also obvious is that those lynched, black, white, whatever, were not always innocents. This is the impression, especially as regards blacks, many simple-minded people like yourself walk away with from public schooling.

Cliche perhaps, but you can't fix stupid. That doesn't mean you should encourage it though.
 

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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>.
A form of frontier justice is murder. Almost none were given due process, and if so, lynching is still murder. American education teaches this part of our history accurately.
Does the curriculum include the statistics that almost one third of the lynchings involved white victims/criminals?
 

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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>.
A form of frontier justice is murder. Almost none were given due process, and if so, lynching is still murder. American education teaches this part of our history accurately.
Does the curriculum include the statistics that almost one third of the lynchings involved white victims/criminals?
That perhaps 1 of 5 were not black Americans is included in all professional class lessons.

The point is that by pointing out non-black murders is a tactic used by many white racists today to diffuse white racial guilt. Doesn't work. Good lesson plans include 'attempted diffusion of white racial guilt' as a learning objective.

I imagine Canada's school systems teach similar lesson plans about murder of American Natives there.
 

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>> 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.
kinda ironic since our Pres is ignoring mass murders.
Most mass murderers are white.
 

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>> 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.
I'm actually more curious about the phenomenon of whites forcing their children to watch and cutting off souvenirs from the dead bodies of lynched Black people. What in the hell is wrong with white people?.
 

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Why exactly are we stirring this pot? State-sanctioned lynchings no longer take place. Not in this country.
 

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>> 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.
A couple pictures from Black Africa of how they handle differences of opinion on a National level....rwanda pictures of killings - - Yahoo Image Search Results
 

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I think 500 thousand to a million dead in just one Country pretty much proves that black violence is much more of a problem then the old lynchings from 150 years ago to 60 years ago,
 

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Yes let's focus on violence in today's world.

So where does white-on-black lynching reckon?

Yeah. Non existent.
 

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And of course the fact that every current year more blacks are murdered by other blacks then were lynched over a 100 year period is pretty telling too.
 

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'Necklacing' is the practice of forcing a tyre filled with petrol over victim's head and shoulders and setting it alight.
It can often take a victim more than 20 minutes to die in excruciating agony.
In the violent 1980s and 1990s, necklacing was a common sentence imposed by 'people's courts' on collaborators with the apartheid regime and criminals in South Africa.
It is still used in certain, more lawless, parts of Africa, where corrupt police are no longer trusted, to punish thieves and rapists.
Incidents have been reported more recently in Haiti, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and India."


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2239201/Necklace-lynchings-shocked-Africa-Agonising-deaths-students-mistaken-thieves-burned-alive-posted-online.html#ixzz3S8rgvevv
 

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Democrats were the lynch kings 90 years ago. But the hate, its about Muslims now. Aren't they? Islam is the religion of hate.
 
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Nigerian University Students Lynched To Death By Angry Mob - Graphic Video - GhanaNation.com
The long and short..America briefly engaged in lynching, then abandoned the practice as our Christian citizens shamed those who perpetrated it on others..even when it was legal.

But TODAY lynching is a HUGE issue abroad...and it's almost entirely black upon black.
"Briefly"?? :disbelief:
The study in my OP documented a period of over 70 years, and that didn't cover it all.
Why are you trying to sweep this under the rug?
 
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>> 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.
How many black on black youth murders since 2000?
Much more relevant to America today, don't you think?
Nope. History is always relevant. Tells us how we got where we are.
 

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Yes let's focus on violence in today's world.

So where does white-on-black lynching reckon?

Yeah. Non existent.
Then why do you talk about other matters more than sixty years ago?
 

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And of course the fact that every current year more blacks are murdered by other blacks then were lynched over a 100 year period is pretty telling too.
Telling in the fact that your comparison is worthless to the OP.
 

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