Day By Day by The Great Chris Muir

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Fast Fact: Persons Lynched in the USA, 1882 - 1968

By The Elusive Wapiti
Wherin Ms. Oprah is taken to school by Kathy Shaidle.  First, Ms. Oprah's fast-and-loose application of three orders of magnitude to blacks lynched in pre-Civil Rights Act America:
In the [Parade Magazine] interview, Winfrey explained her sadness that so few Americans know about the history of the civil rights movement: “They don’t know diddly-squat. Diddly-squat.” She then said of the historic use of the [word "nigger"]:, “I always think of the millions of people who heard that as their last word as they were hanging from a tree.”
And then Ms. Shaidle's correction to Ms. Oprah's race- and victim-mongering:
“According to a Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute study, between 1882 and 1968, 3,446 blacks were lynched at the hands of whites.”
Oh, and 1,297 whites.
Perhaps before Saint Oprah evangelizes us unwashed heathens about the Civil Rights movement, she would do us all a favor and get her Whig History correct.  Even better, I suggest she would do better by addressing the 6,329-ish black folks killed each year in the USA, 93% [page 13 of this PDF] of whom are killed by other blacks. But that would mean she would have to care more about blacks actually dying in the here and now at the hands of other blacks, than in guilt-tripping (and making beaucoup $$ in the process) whites via a false narrative of a past long since gone.

4 comments:

El Borak said...

Millions, three thousand, what's the difference?

Another interesting fact about the Tuskegee numbers: there were as many black lynched in EACH of the years 1885 - 1904 than there have been in ALL of the years 1936 - 2013 combined.

In short, lynching - extrajudicial execution by large groups - was a late 19th century phenomenon that has nothing to do with today.

Conan the Cimmerian, King of Aquilonia said...

EB,

I linked because of the his link to the stats. It is good to see the numbers, like when Vox posted the numbers for the Spanish Inquisition.

You hear of the horrors of these events, and then see the numbers for comparision.

roger u said...

hey, Conan,
You're the reason Sharpton suffers from "battered race syndrome"!

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2013/08/15/antagonist-al-sharpton-now-claims-battered-race-syndrome-81629

Conan the Cimmerian, King of Aquilonia said...

NC Roger,

Ah yes, the most holy reverend.