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Lynching: Public Celebration of Painful Experience of the Marginalised

On 15th October 2002, between 9 pm and 10 pm, five Dalits –  Dayachand, Virender, Totaram, Raju and Kailash – were lynched in Duleena village, Jajjar district, Haryana, by a frenzied mob for the “speculated crime” of cow-slaughter, while the police and administrative officials – DSP, SHO Sadar, Jajjar, and three executive magistrates: the City Magistrate, BDO, Naib Tehsildar – stood by and watched. 8,861 more words

Ferguson and the Lingering "Floating Negro" Syndrome in America

In America, nothing is ever about race, except when it’s about race. You see, Americans have this little problem about race and historical perspective: since day-one, we’ve been wrestling over the so obvious-it’s-not-obvious paradox that stems from one of our most cherished documents proclaiming that “All Men are Created Equal” in a society where this has patently not been the case.  1,873 more words

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


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


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


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