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Black Activist Charged With Lynching

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By Diamond 1:38 am April 8, 2015 Maile Hampton, a 20 year-old activist in Sacramento, Ca., was charged with “lynching” for pulling a fellow activist away from a police officer. Hampton was charged under an archaic 1933 California law that was created to prevent people from forcibly taking others from police custody in order to dole out […]

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Haitian Man Lynched in Dominican Republic

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By Diamond 3:19 pm February 13, 2015 From the Guardian: The apparent lynching of a young man in the Dominican city of Santiago has reignited fears of a looming humanitarian crisis. The body of a man, apparently of Haitian descent, was found hanged from a tree in a city park, his body beaten and his […]

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Halloween lynching display removed from Fort Campbell home

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:05 am October 29, 2014 An offensive Halloween display in Fort Campbell, KY has been removed. The display featured a black family hanging from a tree in the front yard. City officials were alerted to the display and had it removed.

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New Jersey students who took lynching photo won’t face charges


By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:29 am April 18, 2014 No criminal charges will be filed against members of a New Jersey high school wrestling team who posed in a photo simulating a lynching. The picture showed seven white boys in Phillipsburg wrestling attire surrounding a black wrestling dummy wearing a rival school’s t-shirt. The dummy was […]

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In controversial art project, black artist ‘lynches’ two white students on college campus

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:29 pm December 19, 2013 A black Sacramento State University student and artist is being accused of reverse racism after going public with an exhibit depicting two white men being lynched on campus. Christina Edwards, a senior at the university said she wanted to send a strong message about the social injustices […]

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High School Students Hung Black Baby Doll By Its Neck; Posted Images Online

Parents and school officials at Washburn High School were shocked to learn that four students had hung a black baby doll by its neck, and then posted photos of the incident on social media sites.

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On Lynching and Prejudice

By tamara @tamaracg 2:00 pm March 28, 2012 Photos of lynched bodies have always given me pause. My body has a very visceral reaction to seeing a lifeless form hanging from a tree. More than the body, the white faces that stare up at it in contentment, contempt or fascination haunt my mind for hours, […]

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