Some fact about lynching:
Lynching, the practice of killing people by extrajudicial mob action, occurred in the United States chiefly from the late 18th century through the 1960s. Lynchings took place most frequently in the Southern United States from 1890 to the 1920s, with a peak in the annual toll in 1892. However, lynchings were also very common in the Old West. It is associated with re-imposition of white supremacy in the South after the Civil War.
The Tuskegee Institute has recorded 3,446 blacks and 1,297 whites were lynched between 1882 and 1968. Southern states created new constitutions between 1890 and 1910, with provisions that effectively disfranchised most blacks, as well as many poor whites. People who did not vote were excluded from serving on juries, and most blacks were shut out of the official political system.
At the start of the 20th century in the United States, lynching was photographic sport. People sent picture postcards of lynchings they had witnessed. The practice was so base, a writer for Time noted in 2000, “Even the Nazis did not stoop to selling souvenirs ofAuschwitz, but lynching scenes became a burgeoning subdepartment of the postcard industry. By 1908, the trade had grown so large, and the practice of sending postcards featuring the victims of mob murderers had become so repugnant, that the U.S. Postmaster General banned the cards from the mails.”
Some Headlines concerning Paula Deen
- Anne Rice Defends Paula Deen Against ‘Lynch Mob Culture’
- Anne Rice Facebook Post Compares Paula Deen Furor to Lynch Mob
- Paula Deen “Lynched” By Public Mob Without Merit, Savannah Newspaper Claims -
Savannah’s celebrity chef has been lynched – figuratively and publicly in the court of public opinion, and without a full and fair accounting of the facts.” Why? Mostly because the 66-year-old master of comfort food recipes and self-made mogul “said ‘no’ to the equivalent of a shakedown.” ……… ”a reminder that justice should be dispensed in court, not at the end of a rope” or “by money-grubbing lawyers.”
One of the reason of the second great mass migration of blacks out of the south were the lynch mobs.
Do you think that Paula Deen is really being lynched ? I wrote a post detailing what the lawsuit alleges [ THE PAULA DEEN INCIDENT; YOU SHOULD KNOW ALL THAT’S BEING ALLEGED BEFORE DEFENDING HER] read it and let me know in the comments. Historically its completely illogical to use lynching to describe what’s happening to Paula Deen, it cheapens and spits on the thousands of people of all shapes sizes and colors that got lynched but it is true that its being used.
The industrial buildup to World War II acted as a “pull” factor in the second phase of the Second Great Migration starting in 1940 and lasting until 1970. Altogether in the first half of the 20th century, 6.5 million African Americans migrated from the South to leave lynchings and segregation behind, improve their lives and get better educations for their children. Unlike the first round, composed chiefly of rural farm workers, the second wave included more educated workers and their families who were already living in southern cities and towns.
- Anne Rice Defends Paula Deen Against ‘Lynch Mob Culture’ (flavorwire.com)
- Paula Deen “Lynched” By Public Mob Without Merit, Savannah Newspaper Claims (eyeoncelebs.com)
- Paula Deen Fires Long Time Agent (92q.com)
- Paula Deen cuts ties with longtime agent (bizjournals.com)