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This is…wow. Decades after lynching was used to intimidate and terrorize blacks in the South, the deadly tactic continues to have a chilling effect on whether African Americans decide to cast ballots in elections today. Research by Clemson University economic historian Jhacova Williams shows black Southerners who live in counties where more lynchings occurred in […]
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Veterans Day

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On November 11, 2017
Veterans Day: A perfect time to remember one of our national legacies, white people lynching black soldiers and recently returned veterans. Returning African American veterans were met with a familiar “tenacious and violent white supremacy,” and their status as veterans made them special targets for white aggression. Though hailed as a hero during the war, […]

Lynching?

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On June 4, 2016

An appropriate post demonstrating that Ali’s fight against racial injustice remains far from over. Jasmine Richards, an organizer with Black Lives Matter, was found guilty Wednesday by a Pasaden

Lynching Mexicans

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On February 20, 2015
When that great study detailing the numbers of African-Americans lynched in the South came out last week, I noted that its weaknesses included that lynching was not confined to the South and that lots of non-blacks were lynched. Those stories are often forgotten about, as is so much about American racial history that is not […]

Remembering Lynching

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On February 10, 2015

The Equal Justice Initiative has researched a new history of lynching, documenting nearly 4000 lynchings in the South, including attempts to find the precise locations where they took place. The hope

Latino Lynchings

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On July 13, 2014

We think of lynching as something whites did to African-Americans and that was of course often the case. But the use of extralegal violence to eliminate perceived threats without a trial was pretty co

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Lynched Black Women

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On February 6, 2014
Laura Nelson Black History Month isn’t just about MLK and the civil rights movement. It’s about remembering the horrible things that white people did to black people through American history. Here’s a good post detailing the lynching of black women. Some examples for your Thursday: Laura Nelson Laura Nelson was lynched on May 23, 1911 […]

Western Lynchings

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On December 6, 2012

This is a fascinating piece on Ken Gonzales-Day, the artist and author who explores the history of lynching in the American West. We usually think of lynching as something that had to black people in

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