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Lynchings in America

Discussion in 'Tilted Philosophy, Politics, and Economics' started by genuinemommy, Jun 21, 2020.

  1. genuinemommy

    genuinemommy Moderator Staff Member Donor

    This is not ancient history. This is today.

    Black and Brown men across the nation are turning up in trees.

    Nooses are being found hanging from trees in public parks.

    This is a scary time to be a non-white man in America. Several friends of mine are talking about it.

    Here's some current news:
    In California, Hanging Deaths of Two Black Men Summon a Dark History and F.B.I. Scrutiny
    Fake body found hanging from noose near Lake Merritt in Oakland
    Noose removed from telephone wire on Deer Isle
    'Nooses' in Oakland park were exercise aids, man says
    Report Of Nooses In Van Cortlandt Park Met By NYPD Indifference, Bronxites Allege
    Noose found at Facebook Data Center construction site in Altoona
    Caldwell Co.: Investigating noose hanging in church, tarp taken off Confederate monument
    Dummy dressed as NYPD cop found hanging from noose on Jacksonville overpass
    Noose Displayed at Fort Worth Home Prompts Community Outcry
    A Cloudy Picture of How Rope Turned to Noose in Harlem Park
    Sighting of noose in Kelly Ingram Park part of art exhibition, police say
    Noose In Marcus Garvey Park Prompts Hate Crime Investigation

    Pieces from a NY Times article that I linked above.

    In California, Hanging Deaths of Two Black Men Summon a Dark History and F.B.I. Scrutiny
    When two men were found hanging from trees in Southern California, the authorities quickly ruled them suicides. After an outcry from activists, investigations were opened.
    ...
    “Black people don’t do that,” said Terry L. Scott, a realtor from Los Angeles, about an hour’s drive west, expressing a sentiment shared by many in Palmdale. “They don’t hang themselves from a tree in a public park.”
    ...
    There have been at least three other hangings in public places in recent days that were ruled suicides, in Texas and New York City, sparking anguish and questions. A black teenager was found dead near an elementary school in Spring, Texas. A Hispanic man was found dead in Houston. And a black man was found dead in a tree in a Manhattan park.
    ...
    Officials in all these cases said there was no evidence they were not suicides.
    ...
    In Northern California several nooses were found recently on five trees in a popular park in Oakland, prompting the F.B.I. to open a hate crimes investigation, even as some claimed the ropes were simply exercise equipment.
    ...
    “What a privilege for those of us that don’t feel complete fear and terror when we see a rope in a tree,” she said at a news conference on Wednesday. “That is a privilege that so many of our African-American residents do not enjoy.”
    ...
    History:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/hist...tice-initiative-reconstruction-racial-terror/
    NAACP | History of Lynchings
     
  2. redravin

    redravin Cynical Optimist Donor

    Location:
    North
    There is one where the family is pretty certain that he committed suicide.
    I'm not sure if they found a note or what but they are all saying that it's the case.

    The others seem way too suspect.

    I would just like to add Fuck. Rand. Paul.
    We would have an anti-lynching law if it wasn't for him.
     
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  3. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
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  4. cynthetiq

    cynthetiq Administrator Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    New York City
    this is very disconcerting.
     
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  5. genuinemommy

    genuinemommy Moderator Staff Member Donor

  6. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

    Location:
    Jonesboro ga
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    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

    Location:
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  8. genuinemommy

    genuinemommy Moderator Staff Member Donor

    Exactly my thoughts!!
     
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    genuinemommy Moderator Staff Member Donor

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  12. genuinemommy

    genuinemommy Moderator Staff Member Donor

  13. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

    Location:
    Jonesboro ga
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  14. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

    Location:
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    SOME THINGS HAVE JUST BEEN TAKEN TOO FAR. OTHERS NOT SO MUCH
     
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