How the Soviet Union saved Arnold Lockshin's life... (4)
News of the Ferguson, Missouri massacre victims – a warning...
Danye Jones and the other activists were killed or “only” threatened for protesting the brutal and unprovoked racist police murder of Michael Brown in their home city.
The apparent “lynching” (hanging) of Jones has a special terrifying message for Afro-Americans. Note that *
In the post-Civil War period in the United States, lynching was the main instrument of racist murder employed to terrorize Black Americans by the KuKluxKlan and related killers:
"Lynching is the practice of murder by a group by extrajudicial action. Lynchings in the United States rose in number after the American Civil War in the late 1800s, following the emancipation of slaves; they declined in the 1920s but have continued to take place into the 21st century. Most lynchings were of African-American men in the South, but women were also lynched, and white lynchings of blacks occurred in Midwestern and border states, especially during the 20th-century Great Migration of blacks out of the South.
“The purpose was to enforce white supremacy and intimidate blacks by racial terrorism...
“Lynching is a hanging, because hangings are what crowds of people saw, and are also easy to photograph. Some hangings were professionally photographed and sold as postcards, which were popular souvenirs in some parts of the U.S...( Collapse )