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In Other Horrible News

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On April 9, 2020
How can this possibly be justified? A federal appeals court has ruled that grand jury evidence long sought by civil rights activists and historians in a 1946 mass lynching case in rural Georgia must remain sealed. Despite the historical significance of the case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta ruled […]
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Lynching: An American Story

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On March 5, 2019
Above: The lynching of Frank Tafoya, Las Vegas, New Mexico, 1882 As I have stated many times, it’s very frustrating to me to see how both liberals and the left reduce race in America to the black-white binary. I understand why that happens–slavery is one of two centerpieces of the nation, along with genocide. The […]

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

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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 Pasadena, California, jury of attempted lynching, a felony under California law. Her attorney says she was tried by a jury on which no black people served. Richards’ […]

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

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 is thus to memorialize these spots with historical markers and other forms of interpretation. That can be powerful–after all, if that tree right over […]

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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