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  • Malcolm X met the Klan to discuss a separate black state

    10/12/2020 5:43:58 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 52 replies
    The Times UK ^ | 12th October 2020 | Mark Bridge
    A previously unpublished interview with a Nation of Islam minister has revealed a detailed account of a secret two-hour meeting involving Malcolm X and the Ku Klux Klan that discussed an extraordinary unholy alliance. The conversation on January 28, 1961, detailed in a forthcoming biography of Jeremiah Shabazz, reveals how, on behalf of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X and a fellow minister sought the white supremacist terrorist group’s help in acquiring a “separate state” for black Americans opposed to integration. According to Malcolm X’s fellow minister, the Klansmen offered Nation members the right to wear “purple robes”...
  • Race Politics: LBJ's BIG SWITCH from INTIMIDATION to ENTITLEMENT to control minority voters

    08/02/2020 3:42:50 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 28, 2020 | Bill Federer
    In 1857, the Supreme Court, with 7 of the 9 Justices being Democrat, decided that Dred Scott was not a citizen, but property. Chief Justice Roger Taney was appointed by the first Democrat President, Andrew Jackson. Taney wrote in his Dred Scott decision that slaves were "so far inferior ... that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for their own benefit." Abraham Lincoln rejected this. He did not believe in "stare decisis" - that he had to honor the precedent of the Dred Scott decision, stating June 28, 1857: "We think the Dred Scott decision is...
  • 1835: Dean and Donovan, white abolitionists

    07/08/2020 9:29:12 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 1 replies ^ | July 8, 2017 | Headsman
    The planters comprising Livingston’s extralegal public safety committee had Albe Dean and Angus L. Donovan lynched on this date in 1835, during the ongoing panic at the prospect of slave rebellion. Dean was a New England itinerant doctor, denounced by the “steam doctors” executed in Livingston on the 6th, in a desperate attempt to preserve their own lives; Donovan was a poor man from Kentucky whose name had been served up by similarly desperate slaves under torture at Beatties Bluff. Both were white, and in both cases the evidence marshaled against them largely resolved to a failure on the part...
  • The Federal 'Anti-Lynching' Bill Sacrifices Justice for Symbolism. In the name of fighting lynching, the bipartisan bill authorizes 10-year sentences for minor crimes like vandalism.

    06/25/2020 2:05:49 PM PDT · by karpov · 24 replies
    Reason ^ | June 25, 2020 | Jacob Sullum
    A few days ago, someone spray-painted "BHAZ" (for "Black House Autonomous Zone") on the pillars of St. John's Episcopal Church, the site of President Donald Trump's notorious June 1 photo op during protests against police brutality in Washington, D.C. Under the D.C. Code, that act of vandalism, assuming the damage costs less than $1,000, is a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum fine of $1,000 and up to six months in jail. But under an "anti-lynching" bill that is part of the police reform packages backed by House Democrats and Senate Republicans, the same act could qualify as a felony punishable...
  • Family of Black Man Found Hanging Says Death Was by Suicide. Malcolm Harsch was one of two black men whose bodies were found hanging from trees in California cities in recent weeks.

    06/20/2020 4:25:36 PM PDT · by karpov · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 20, 2020 | Jenny Gross
    When the authorities suggested that two black men whose bodies were found hanging from trees in two Southern California cities had died by suicide, many community activists did not buy it. Their fear: The men had been lynched. But family members of 38-year-old Malcolm Harsch, one of the two men, said through a spokesman that after reviewing video footage provided by the police, they were now convinced that he died by suicide. Mr. Harsch was found on May 31 in Victorville, Calif., near a homeless encampment where he was living. Family members of 24-year-old Robert Fuller, the other man whose...

    06/11/2020 8:19:19 AM PDT · by Kickass Conservative · 39 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 06/11/2020 | Kickass Conservative
    A light rain fell on New Orleans on October 15, 1890, as Police Chief David Hennessy left the central police station with his colleague and friend Capt. William O’Connor just after 11 p.m. The young chief turned toward Basin Street, heading for the home he shared with his widowed mother. O’Connor went in the opposite direction, up Girod Street. Hennessy rarely walked home alone; for the past three years, he had done so in the company of bodyguards. That night he was alone.
  • Brooklyn court officer suspended after posting meme depicting Obama lynching

    06/08/2020 10:42:57 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    <p>A Brooklyn court officer was suspended and had her gun taken away after she posted a racist meme depicting former President Barack Obama being lynched.</p> <p>Sgt. Terri Pinto Napolitano posted the vile meme to her Facebook over the weekend, showing former president Barack Obama swinging from a noose, according to screen grabs shared with the Daily News.</p>
  • Frustration and Fury as Rand Paul Holds Up Anti-Lynching Bill in Senate. A dispute over legislation to make lynching a federal crime has grown fierce as Congress turns its attention to issues of race and law enforcement amid protests across the country.

    06/06/2020 8:45:34 AM PDT · by karpov · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 5, 2020 | Nicholas Fandos
    As Congress prepares to wade into a contentious debate over legislation to address police brutality and systemic racial bias, a long-simmering dispute in the Senate over a far less controversial bill that would for the first time explicitly make lynching a federal crime has burst into public view. The bill, called the Emmett Till Antilynching Act [...], passed the House this year by a vote of 410 to 4, and has the backing of 99 senators, who have urged support for belated federal recognition of a crime that once terrorized black Americans. But the private objections of one Republican, Senator...
  • Ahmaud Arbery: Victim of a Racist Lynching or an Unfortunate Incident?

    05/18/2020 8:32:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/18/2020 | Rachel Alexander
    It’s all over the news, two white guys shot a black man in Georgia while he was jogging because they thought he was a burglar. The racial aspect touched a nerve, which was compounded because Gregory McMichael and his son Travis McMichael took the law into their own hands. It looked like the Trayvon Martin fatal shooting all over again. And things got worse when more details started coming out. So is this a modern day racist lynching, as some like Al Sharpton are claiming, or is it merely an unfortunate situation? Now it’s too early to pass judgment, since...
  • Liberal Cap Times Cartoon Likens Law Firm to Lynch Mob

    01/19/2020 6:17:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | January 19, 2020 | M.D KIttle
    MADISON —The editorial page of the liberal Cap Times has often appealed to a return to “civility” in politics. Apparently, the media outlet’s idea of civility is publishing a crass cartoon that equates a conservative law firm with a legitimate voter integrity lawsuit to a lynch mob.The cartoon, drawn by longtime unionista cartoonist Mike Konopacki, depicts Rick Esenberg, president and chief legal counsel of the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL), as a masked hangman holding on to and surround by nooses. The caption reads: “The Wisconsin Institute for Law Liberty WILL let you vote, but first you gotta...
  • Remembering -- and Talking About -- Lynching in America

    10/31/2019 4:54:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | October 31, 2019 | Laura Hollis
    Michele Norris is an award-winning journalist and founder of The Race Card Project. Last week, Norris wrote a poignant opinion piece for The Washington Post in which she calls for Americans to know the history of lynching before they cavalierly throw the word around. She's right. Public murders by lynching in America and related private violence like the grisly murder of Emmett Till were not just brutal; they were barbaric and shockingly widespread. The Monroe Work Today website has an interactive map of lynchings across the United States between 1835 and 1964. In an online article about the work that...
  • 10 Politicians Who Used 'Lynching' the Way Trump Did, and the Left Didn't Care

    10/24/2019 7:34:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/24/2019 | Tyler O' Neil
    On Tuesday, President Donald Trump urged Republicans to "remember what they are witnessing here — a lynching." Democrats and #NeverTrump Republicans rushed to condemn the president's use of the term.#NeverTrump Republican Joe Walsh said this was evidence that Trump is a "horrible human being." Julián Castro called the lynching comparison "beyond shameful." Kamala Harris accused Trump of invoking "the pain and trauma of lynching" to "whitewash [his] own corruption." Elizabeth Warren called Trump's tweet "beyond disgraceful."Most notoriously, former Vice President Joe Biden called the comparison "abhorrent" and "despicable.""Impeachment is not 'lynching,' it is part of our Constitution," Biden tweeted. "Our country...
  • Democrat “Star” Witness sat on Board of Ukranian NGO with deep ties to George Soros

    10/24/2019 5:32:18 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 25 replies
    UncoverDC ^ | 10/24/19 | Tracy Beanz
    In the early pages of his remarks, William Taylor noted the following: “I had served as Ambassador to Ukraine from 2006 to 2009, having been nominated by George W. Bush, and, in the intervening 10 years, I have stayed engaged with Ukraine, visiting frequently since 2013 as a board member of a small Ukrainian non-governmental organization supporting good governance and reform.” UncoverDC can report that although it has been scrubbed almost entirely from the web, William Taylor spent several years on the board of a Ukranian NGO called EEF, or the East Europe Foundation, that has a strong partnership with...
  • Hypocrites and Liars: Democrats’ History With The Word ‘Lynching’

    10/24/2019 4:26:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 24, 2019 | Derek Hunter
    Anyone really believe the pearl-clutching class was actually upset about President Trump comparing the secret impeachment inquiry into him to a lynching? Democrats could barely catch their breath as they expressed their outrage over the tweet, and self-promoting TV conservatives fell right in line. What some people will do to maintain contracts that allow them to avoid honest work and having marketable skills or talent.Lost, or ignored, in all the MSNBC peacocking, CNN posturing, and House and Senate pandering was the fact that Donald Trump was absolutely correct.Words have meanings. That everyone understands this and knows those meanings is what...
  • Biden Apologizes for Referring to Clinton Impeachment as a ‘Partisan Lynching’ in 1998

    10/23/2019 7:52:21 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | October 23, 2019 | Tobias Hoonhout
    Former vice president Joe Biden apologized Tuesday night for calling Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment a “partisan lynching.” Biden’s comments were unearthed after President Trump faced criticism Tuesday for characterizing House Democrats’ impeachment efforts as a “lynching” on Twitter. Trump’s comments sparked a bipartisan controversy. Senator Susan Collins (R., Maine) responded by saying “the President never should have made that comparison,” while Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) called the use of the term “disgraceful.” Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) defended Trump, calling the impeachment inquiry “a lynching in every sense” and “un-American.” Biden joined in and tweeted a response to Trump, calling...
  • Joe Biden: I Used The Word “Lynching” About Clinton’s Impeachment By Accident, Or Something

    10/23/2019 7:49:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/23/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Several Democrats had to hit reverse yesterday from their criticism of Donald Trump’s use of the word “lynching” to describe the impeachment push against him. Within hours, research showed that some of the same Democrats stampeding toward microphones to excoriate Trump used the term to describe criticism against other Democrats in the past. That includes, especially, the impeachment of Bill Clinton, as the Washington Post noted late yesterday.The oddest apology came from Joe Biden, however, who wants everyone to know that, er … he had no idea what this meant when he said it? Just to make this context...
  • Joe Biden suggested Bill Clinton's impeachment was a 'partisan lynching' in 1998

    10/22/2019 6:53:02 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/22/2019 | Eliza Relman
    Former Vice President Joe Biden condemned President Donald Trump's use of the term "lynching" to describe the House's impeachment inquiry on Tuesday, calling Trump's comments "despicable." In 1998, Biden similarly suggested that former President Bill Clinton's impeachment was a "partisan lynching" in an interview with CNN, according to newly unearthed video along with a transcript seen by Insider. "[H]istory is going to question whether or not this was just a partisan lynching or whether or not it was something that in fact met ... the very high bar that was set by the founders as to what constituted an impeachable...
  • CNN: Biden likened Clinton impeachment to 'partisan lynching' in 1998

    10/22/2019 6:05:17 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | Tal Axelrod - 10/22/2019 | Tal Axelrod
    White House hopeful Joe Biden has condemned President Trump for likening the impeachment inquiry to a "lynching," though he made a similar comparison when describing the impeachment investigation against former President Bill Clinton. "Even if the President should be impeached, history is going to question whether or not this was just a partisan lynching or whether or not it was something that in fact met the standard, the very high bar, that was set by the founders as to what constituted an impeachable offense," then-Sen. Biden (D-Del.) said in a 1998 interview with CNN, which was unearthed by CNN’s KFile....
  • 2020 Democrats criticize Trump invoking lynching: 'Stain on this nation's history'

    10/22/2019 8:16:07 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/22/19 1 | Justine Coleman
    Multiple Democratic presidential candidates attacked President Trump on Tuesday for his comparison of the impeachment inquiry to lynching, which they called a "stain on this nation’s history." The president tweeted earlier Tuesday that Republicans should acknowledge they are “witnessing” a “lynching” with the House's impeachment process, racially fraught language that drew prompt criticism from Democrats and some Republicans. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) called lynching a "reprehensible stain on this nation’s history," adding that Trump constituted another. “We’ll never erase the pain and trauma of lynching, and to invoke that torture to whitewash your own corruption is disgraceful,” Harris tweeted. Sen....
  • Reparations Requires More than Just Money [semi-satire]

    07/21/2019 10:56:12 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 July 2019 | John Semmens
    Backer of reparations for descendants of former slaves Democratic presidential contender Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif) says “writing a check is not gonna be enough. The financial disadvantages of slaves and their descendants represent only a small portion of what is owed to them by whites. Payments can’t assuage the hurt of whippings and lynchings.” Harris averred that “it will be relatively easy to apportion the monetary damages among the descendants of the slave-holding whites. It will be harder to apportion the physical pain, fear, and humiliation. We’ll probably have to use some sort of lottery system to select which white...