Tag Archives: African-American

What you can’t defend

Supposedly the last lynching that took place in South Carolina occurred on February 16, 1947 when a 24 year old black man, Willie Earle, was taken from his jail cell by a mob of white men and was beaten, stabbed … Continue reading

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An ugly American history

I am reading a book called Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America by Patrick Phillips. The book details how the white citizens of Forsyth County, Georgia, beginning in 1912, drove out the African-American population through murder and intimidation. It is … Continue reading

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Knowledge Trumps Hate (yes pun intended)

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of … Continue reading

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