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New Lynching Memorial

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posted on Apr, 24 2018 @ 06:03 PM
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a reply to: Plotus

One difference is this: the Holocaust, Japanese internment, and slavery (and subsequent lynchings/murder) are memorials to victims of atrocities, not to those who perpetrated them.
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posted on Apr, 24 2018 @ 06:50 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: toms54




Not really considering a bunch of white people killed a bunch of other white people to supposedly free black people then turned around and slaughtered the brown people.

Bout the only people with a legitimate gripe in the 21st century are native Americans, and all they got out of the deal were casinos.


So how was it not a holocaust? Does it have to be a strictly racial motivation? Was it really all about slavery?
I don't know but it was definitely a huge mass murder.



posted on Apr, 24 2018 @ 08:10 PM
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originally posted by: Edumakated
NAACP claims there were about 3500 lynchings of blacks from 1882 to 1968. Certainly horrible. However, we don't know how many were justified (i.e. lynching a criminal).



Yes, we must be sensitive to those who participated in "justified" lynchings.



posted on Apr, 24 2018 @ 09:22 PM
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a reply to: Abysha

We should build monuments to them. The "justified" lynchings memorial.

Won't we ever get past this racist stuff? Why does it all have to always be about race? Every day.
I'm sure everyone has a group history where they feel they they were wronged by someone if go you back enough generations. Should we be locked into tribal blood feuds for the rest of eternity?



posted on Apr, 24 2018 @ 09:54 PM
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originally posted by: toms54
a reply to: Abysha

We should build monuments to them. The "justified" lynchings memorial.

Won't we ever get past this racist stuff? Why does it all have to always be about race? Every day.
I'm sure everyone has a group history where they feel they they were wronged by someone if go you back enough generations. Should we be locked into tribal blood feuds for the rest of eternity?


Because defending statues of slave owners while condemning the notion of having statues for their victims isn't a matter of "blood feuds".

It's right and wrong. The people who defend what is wrong often try to prevent the acknowledgment of the affects of that wrongdoing.

There is an obvious difference.



posted on Apr, 24 2018 @ 10:29 PM
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a reply to: Abysha

You seem to feel a connection to all of this. To me, it seems like dwelling on the past in a harmful way. Of course I have never been a slave or a slaveholder nor have I ever met anyone like that. No one in my family has ever been involved with slavery. We weren't even in America yet when that was happening.

It seems like all of this is like a form of "digging in" for the long war. There is an obvious feud.

Either let everyone have their statues or let's try to find a way to get past all of this.



posted on Apr, 25 2018 @ 05:24 AM
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a reply to: TonyS

I was reading a forum on a different site and ran across a post that made me think of what you said here.

ChattyMatty wrote on 24 April, 2018 - 06:52

"Social Justice" is no longer just a [modifier] + [noun] phrase but has become a unique compound noun meaning 'collective punishment'. If someone today shares a trait with someone who did something bad in the past, they must be punished for being a member of said 'community'; they, as an individual will be held accountable for the collective sins of past groups and can only be relieved of their guilt for someone else's action with proper obsequiousness and self-shaming constantly debasing themselves becasue someone else told them they were 'privileged'



posted on Apr, 25 2018 @ 07:06 AM
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originally posted by: toms54
Either let everyone have their statues or let's try to find a way to get past all of this.


It's on private property, you seem really caught up emotionally in what other people do on their property.




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posted on Apr, 25 2018 @ 08:47 AM
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a reply to: toms54

And thats precisely where this is going! You got it!

And its already happening today in the Colleges and Universities.







 
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