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Police Killings Picked Up Where Lynching Left Off


We like to think of the racial violence of America’s recent past as an aberration, that it cropped up during an especially hostile moment in history and went away suddenly. 1,448 more words

Newsletter

The lynching of Emmett Till

59 years ago today, Emmett Till (1941-1955) was murdered in Money, Mississippi. From Chicago, Till was visiting family in the area. His supposed crime was that he had “flirted” with a white woman, Carolyn Bryant, the wife of the owner of Bryant’s Grocery Store where Till and his friends were purchasing candy. 268 more words

Race

The Modern Day Lynching of the Black Man

 

“You ain’t nothing but a worthless n-“. These are the words that accompanied the death by hanging or quartering otherwise known as lynching of many black men and women in history. 822 more words

Musings

what you dont know about black culture is killing me...

I am still tripping on ignorant reactionary assumption making, conclusion jumping white american abysmal blatant and arrogant interpretation of black culture, community and institutions.

Capt Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol is not in a GANG. 184 more words

“Strange Fruit”: Lynching By Any Other Name

“People don’t understand the kind of fight it takes to record what you want to record the way you want to record it.” (Billie Holiday) 464 more words

Parody on Isles of Greece by Lord Byron

The Isles of Greece! The isles of Greece

Wherefore this amnesia, drunk from Lethe?

Have you forgotten the warrior race

Whose swords smote down kings and forthwith… 264 more words

Benny Thomas