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Old 04-28-2018, 08:54 PM   #1
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April 29th, 2018: Lynching

♫ Lynch mob is a-comin'
Their scaffold’s in sight
♪ Lynch mob is a-comin'
There's a lynchin' tonight
♪ Slavery was defeated
The war lost don’tcha know
♪ But we still keep killin’
Thanks to Jim Crow

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, in Montgomery, Ala.



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At the center is a grim cloister, a walkway with 800 weathered steel columns, all hanging from a roof. Etched on each column is the name of an American county and the people who were lynched there, most listed by name, many simply as “unknown.” The columns meet you first at eye level, like the headstones that lynching victims were rarely given. But as you walk, the floor steadily descends; by the end, the columns are all dangling above, leaving you in the position of the callous spectators in old photographs of public lynchings.


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Hundreds of jars of soil from the sites of documented lynchings, collected by families of victims or community volunteers, are on display at the museum.



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The magnitude of the killing is harrowing, all the more so when paired with the circumstances of individual lynchings, some described in brief summaries along the walk: Parks Banks, lynched in Mississippi in 1922 for carrying a photograph of a white woman; Caleb Gadly, hanged in Kentucky in 1894 for “walking behind the wife of his white employer”...


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...Mary Turner, who after denouncing her husband’s lynching by a rampaging white mob, was hung upside down, burned and then sliced open so that her unborn child fell to the ground.


Still wonder why them niggers is so uppity these days?

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Old 04-28-2018, 10:35 PM   #2
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27% of American lynchings were of white and jewish people. Don't they count?
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Old 04-28-2018, 10:55 PM   #3
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White Lynchees Matter
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Old 04-29-2018, 12:21 AM   #4
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27% of American lynchings were of white and jewish people. Don't they count?
Did someone say otherwise?
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Old 04-29-2018, 03:47 AM   #5
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27% of American lynchings were of white and jewish people. Don't they count?
Interesting that you would assume no white names are listed in the art installation. Have you visited?
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Old 04-29-2018, 05:31 AM   #6
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27% of American lynchings were of white and jewish people. Don't they count?
Can you verify that number? Got a link?
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Old 04-29-2018, 06:20 AM   #7
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He is correct

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynchi..._United_States

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According to the Tuskegee Institute, 4,743 people were lynched between 1882 and 1968, including 3,446 African Americans.
Wiki links to a Tuskegee U PDF with the details. 27% white

In the western states, they didn't have so many blacks; but as a species, our inhumanity and ability to be wretched to one another is always just a short reach away.
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Old 04-29-2018, 07:48 AM   #8
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According to the Tuskegee Institute, 4,743 people were lynched between 1882 and 1968, including 3,446 African Americans.
I read it as 27% were non-black, they could also be Indian, Oriental, or Latino, as well as white.
That doesn't make it any better.
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Old 04-29-2018, 09:47 AM   #9
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The other thing to keep in mind with that statistic is that Southern Whites were largely lynched for supporting blacks and speaking out against the practice of lynching. Western Whites, on the other hand, were most commonly lynched for accusations of cattle theft, domestic abuse, or other more traditionally agreed-upon crimes. Certainly no white man was ever lynched for whistling at a white woman.
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Old 04-29-2018, 11:28 AM   #10
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In the western states, they didn't have so many blacks; but as a species, our inhumanity and ability to be wretched to one another is always just a short reach away.
Our ability to otherise is boundless.
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Old 05-01-2018, 11:59 AM   #11
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Lynching is an especially social and photogenic means of torture and murder.
In California, we used other, mostly messier, ways to eliminate many, many more Native Americans.
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