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‘Why 60 Minutes aired photos of lynchings’

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

  1. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    I thought it was great. It was a story I wasn't fully aware of, so it was interesting throughout. And I thought Will Forte was fantastic.

    The critics can go have sex with themselves.
  2. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    The scariest thing about lynching photos is not the dangling body, but the kids, like this was a family event. "Bring the family to today's lynching! Marshmellows for the kids!"
  3. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    In Alistair Cooke's America, which came out in the early '70s, there's a big overleaf picture of a lynching's aftermath. Of course it's horrifying, but the people standing around like it's just another night out on the town ... unbelievable.
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Heck, they used to sell postcards of the lynching pics, and rip the body apart to parade in the streets. It was a party to them.
  5. QYFW

    QYFW Well-Known Member

    Now ripping bodies apart is OK.
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  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Crushed that hanging slider.
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  7. garrow

    garrow Well-Known Member

    After failing to pass a law making lynching a federal crime, the U.S. Senate apologized in 2005.

    Anti-Lynching Law in U.S. History

    Congressman Andrew Volstead of Minnesota wanted to be remembered for his early support on this issue instead of authoring the Prohibition enforcement statute.
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Southern Heritage.
  9. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Only now?
  10. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Yes, you crushed it but not everybody thinks ripping bodies apart is OK.
  11. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    My fellow whites who are surprised our (not-so-distant) relatives stood around in glee watching lynchings haven't been paying much attention to American history.
  12. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Who said they/we were surprised?
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