Black People Are Here to be Lynched

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That's what some white people used to believe. Between 1882 and 1968 there were 3,445 lynchings of black people in this country. Where was the church?

Pictured above: 1935 lynching of Rubin Stacy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

It's black history month.

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Anthony,

I doubt very seriously that even many of those who hated black people believed "black people are here to be lynched." Some may have believed "black people are here to be enslaved." But I doubt that these people truly believed that blacks, by virtue of their mere existence, were, therefore, people who should be lynched.

Carl

wow, that picture is disturbing. not just the fact that the four white men are admiring the lynched man as if he was an item on display in an art museum. but the two little kids in the bottom right hand corner who also witnessed this travesty is what gets me. it paints a pretty clear picture of racism in america today. the civil war ended slavery but elevated hate. no one in that picture ever owned a slave, but they still hated that man enough to hang him from a tree. and they devalued his humanness enough to deem it ok for viewing by small children. yipes! i hate to think how i would have turned out if my parents had hanged any people group in my back yard growing up. i probably wouldn't have much respect for that people group, or feel they deserved to be treated as an equal to me.

::shiver::

The Church was, as usually, diddlying around...

This makes me think of abortion. How can people deliberately kill someone made in God's image? It would make for some interesting research to see what the Church was saying about this in 1935.

Google this lady - Ida B. Wells. Pretty cool lady!

whichever dumbass wrote 'where is the church'..what the fuck do you mean by that? you numbfuck make some sense, most of the white folks in the south were church going, god fearing individuals, but they obviously did not fear God enough to not hang, rape, skin and mutilate his own beautiful creations, so yes the church has always been around, but in most cases, out of fear of retaliation (understandably so) the baptist church stayed out of these matters, and most sadly most of its memebers were those who participated in these horriffic acts of violence towards africans in america.

Makes me realise why my beautiful home country is superior to others. Because we would never tolerate these kind of psychotic fuckin hicks. America truly isas disgustingg shit hole of a place. We've had the occasional racist asshole, but generally, a black man in our country can walk as tall as he likes.

Smith, you do realise that your comment is racist?

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