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‘Why 60 Minutes aired photos of lynchings’

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Gut-wrenching report on last night’s episode re: a memorial opening this month related to lynchings across America.

    Oprah hosted the segment and, yes, the photos were 100 percent necessary.

    Why 60 Minutes aired photos of lynchings in report by Oprah
  2. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    Wow. Not a good look for the SEC crowd. ... Gut-wrenching, actually.

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  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Just speculation, of course, but I have little doubt that a significant number of Americans would enthusiastically support the return of mob lynchings of accused/convicted criminals. Social media, in particular, has revealed an ugly lack of empathy for anyone who ever screwed up.
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  4. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    But the phrase "white supremacy" makes people uncomfortable.
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  5. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Uh huh ... that’s the issue.
  6. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    A long history of this kind of violence against a specific group of Americans just might entitle that group of Americans to their own definition of the phrase.
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2018
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  7. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

    Very fine people on both ends of the rope.
  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I’m pretty comfortable applying it here.
  9. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Especially if that allows another specific group of Americans — ponderous white dullards of privilege — to preen in their own righteousness.
  10. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

  11. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Sure. The Parkland shooter? Absolutely.
  12. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Yeah, him, and the guy who killed Cecil the lion, and the woman who gave a middle finger at Arlington National Cemetery, and . . .
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