Ga. Man Fired for Hanging Noose at Work

There are 20 comments on the Oct 23, 2007, WXIA Atlanta story titled Ga. Man Fired for Hanging Noose at Work. In it, WXIA Atlanta reports that:

MACON -- A worker at a plant that makes paper board products has been fired for hanging a noose there.

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KeepinItReal

United States

#1 Oct 23, 2007
What is this " Hang A Noose Month?" In the state of Georgia!!!!!!!!!
Robert from Stockbridge

United States

#3 Oct 23, 2007
A noose is the symbol of justice. Allways has been. It gained wide usage in the old west to hang mostly white cowboys, horse theves and the like. It has been used by all states to execute all manner of the truely evil, white black male female and everything in between. To try to make it into something racial is a real strech of the rope. This is yet another example of the naacp trying to stir up racial division and justify their existance.
Reailty

Roswell, GA

#4 Oct 23, 2007
I believe they were hanging cattle theives and rustlers before enyone. But you dont hear them every time a noose shows up.Racism will never die as long as a dollar can be made on it.
QuestionMark

Loganville, GA

#5 Oct 23, 2007
Noose = hate symbol? The Addams Family has a lot of explaining to do!
nene

Secaucus, NJ

#6 Oct 23, 2007
what is up with the rash of noose-hangings?
JBays

Atlanta, GA

#8 Oct 23, 2007
QuestionMark wrote:
Noose = hate symbol? The Addams Family has a lot of explaining to do!
Who says the noose is hate symbol????
It is always something about race in this Country!
Tracy

Clarkston, GA

#10 Oct 23, 2007
The NAACP could look at a salad bar and find something "racist" on it.

That group is no longer about equality. It's about money via media attention.

They must continue to feed the masses the belief that everyone and everything is racist to continue making money. There's no money in it for them if they actually did something positive.
keepnreal

Duluth, GA

#11 Oct 23, 2007
Robert from Stockbridge wrote:
A noose is the symbol of justice. Allways has been. It gained wide usage in the old west to hang mostly white cowboys, horse theves and the like. It has been used by all states to execute all manner of the truely evil, white black male female and everything in between. To try to make it into something racial is a real strech of the rope. This is yet another example of the naacp trying to stir up racial division and justify their existance.
That is not entirely correct. Black people were hung without trial or jury, but by angry white mobs. The offenses for hanging included dating white women, "eyeballing" or looking at a white woman, speaking up, doubting or challenging a white persons word. Check out the history of lynchings in America you'll see many other "offenses" which could cause a black American citizen to unlawfully lose their life.
Get real

United States

#13 Oct 23, 2007
If the noose isn't a symbol of the time when blacks were lynched by whites, then why did the kids in Jena put them in the tree?

There are three components to consider when debating the symbolism of anything:

1) The historic use of the symbol
2) The motive and intent of those now using it
3) The impact its usage has on others

Unless all three facets can be shown to correspond, you cannot imply it is racist. For example, hanging a noose for Halloween doesn't exhibit racist intent, though it may be mistaken for such. However, hanging one at your place of work because there's some black guy you don't like is the obviously the racist work of some inbred redneck trailer trash.

Anyone who tries to explain it away by picking on one aspect of the criteria above (i.e, gee, cowboys used them, too) is either naive or trying to legitimize offending people.
keepnreal

Duluth, GA

#14 Oct 23, 2007
Reailty wrote:
I believe they were hanging cattle theives and rustlers before enyone. But you dont hear them every time a noose shows up.Racism will never die as long as a dollar can be made on it.
If you don't feel offended that hanging whites was wrong, that's on you. Yes there were also many whites that were the victims of lynch mobs, but if you sit around and think it was okay by your silence, then it's okay with me. I am reminded of the Ox-Bow Incident based on a true event in which 3 innocent men; 2 white and 1 hispanic were mercilessly hung and they were innocent. Maybe these and other incidents of innocent people, black and white, have been hidden from the general population of this country. It seems that America doesn't have a clue to its own history, just what is appealing.

“I Offer You Truth!”

Since: Jul 07

Tampa, FL

#15 Oct 23, 2007
Reailty wrote:
I believe they were hanging cattle theives and rustlers before enyone. But you dont hear them every time a noose shows up.Racism will never die as long as a dollar can be made on it.
Cattle thieves and rustlers?

Would you expect someone to step forward and say, "As a cattle thief and rustler I'm highly offended by the display of a noose near locations where I plan to engage in stealing and rustling."?

If you thought long and hard - which I'm sure you didn't - I don't think you could have come up with a more laughably ridiculous argument.

A brain surgeon you obviously are not!!
Tracy

Clarkston, GA

#17 Oct 23, 2007
They key some people here fail to grasp is that the meaning behind any symbol can be forever altered if it goes through a negative period.

Hey, the swastika use to be Chinese symbol for good luck.

Arguing these nooses had "other" meanings would be like painting a swastika on your neighbor's front door then telling them "oh, I was just wishing you good luck".

“I Offer You Truth!”

Since: Jul 07

Tampa, FL

#18 Oct 23, 2007
Robert from Stockbridge wrote:
A noose is the symbol of justice. Allways has been. It gained wide usage in the old west to hang mostly white cowboys, horse theves and the like. It has been used by all states to execute all manner of the truely evil, white black male female and everything in between.
Very true.

Unfortunately, the noose was also used extensively against blacks in the South after the civil war as a lynching tool for offenses such as "reckless eyeballing" (looking suggestively at a caucasian woman), having consensual sex with a caucasian woman, arguing with a caucasian man, speaking to a caucasian woman, trying to register to vote or encouraging others to register to vote, resisting segregation, and a host of other actions that offended racist caucasian males.

So, yes, when a noose is hung or displayed in a manner specifically intended to offend or intimidate a black person, or black people, it become a symbol of bigotry and hatred. Furthermore, its display in the workplace is wholly unacceptable, as is the display of calendars or posters depicting nude or scantily clad women, or posters with obscene, offensive or vulgar messages.

Civilized, intelligent, educated people possess an understanding of such social mores and values and accept that all the behaviors they engage in the privacy of their homes, or in the company of friends are NOT appropriate in public settings.

Self-restraint and public decency are "easy to understand" concepts if you simply pull your head out of your behind and quit thinking like a narrow-minded neanderthal.

...nuff said!
aaa

Columbus, GA

#21 Oct 23, 2007
OK, since when did a noose MEAN racism??? It's HALLOWEEN people!!!!!!!!!! Some folks like to have scary Halloween, with hanging bodies, skeletons, witches and all that jazz while others prefer happy pumpkins and cutesy costumes and such....Diversity (of opinions as well as ethnicity) should be celebrated by ALL and people need to start asking a few questions before jumping to conclusions.
QuestionMark

Loganville, GA

#22 Oct 23, 2007
keepnreal wrote:
<quoted text> If you don't feel offended that hanging whites was wrong, that's on you. Yes there were also many whites that were the victims of lynch mobs, but if you sit around and think it was okay by your silence, then it's okay with me. I am reminded of the Ox-Bow Incident based on a true event in which 3 innocent men; 2 white and 1 hispanic were mercilessly hung and they were innocent. Maybe these and other incidents of innocent people, black and white, have been hidden from the general population of this country. It seems that America doesn't have a clue to its own history, just what is appealing.
I don't think it's so much "keeping silent" as it is moving on. There are many other things to focus that energy towards such as the environment, technology, medicine & making yourself better rather than sitting and worrying about what happened 100 years ago.
QuestionMark

Loganville, GA

#23 Oct 23, 2007
JBays wrote:
<quoted text>
Who says the noose is hate symbol????
It is always something about race in this Country!
Not me. I was merely quoting from the article that we're commenting on. Chill out bro.

"It is unfortunate that there is a resurgence of hate symbols," the release said.
Decendant of the KKK

Jericho, NY

#24 Oct 23, 2007
keepnreal wrote:
<quoted text> If you don't feel offended that hanging whites was wrong, that's on you. Yes there were also many whites that were the victims of lynch mobs, but if you sit around and think it was okay by your silence, then it's okay with me. I am reminded of the Ox-Bow Incident based on a true event in which 3 innocent men; 2 white and 1 hispanic were mercilessly hung and they were innocent. Maybe these and other incidents of innocent people, black and white, have been hidden from the general population of this country. It seems that America doesn't have a clue to its own history, just what is appealing.
History is what it is History. It is something you should be aware of but you should leave it in the past, all of it, and if you only dwell on what some ignorant people do and allow it to upset you then you are allowing history to repeat itself. And if you are only picking out the bad of history to recognize then you are only picking out whats appealing to you to vocalize. History is continueously repeating itself in every aspect, not just racial, but its the people today decision on how they deal with that bit of history. If you allow it to become racial it will. Ever heard of breaking the cycle and that includes not taking interpitation into your own hands. Its does always seem to be racially motivated because thats how people like you label it and advertise it. What else do you expect?
keepnreal

Duluth, GA

#26 Oct 23, 2007
DapperDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Very true.
Unfortunately, the noose was also used extensively against blacks in the South after the civil war as a lynching tool for offenses such as "reckless eyeballing" (looking suggestively at a caucasian woman), having consensual sex with a caucasian woman, arguing with a caucasian man, speaking to a caucasian woman, trying to register to vote or encouraging others to register to vote, resisting segregation, and a host of other actions that offended racist caucasian males.
So, yes, when a noose is hung or displayed in a manner specifically intended to offend or intimidate a black person, or black people, it become a symbol of bigotry and hatred. Furthermore, its display in the workplace is wholly unacceptable, as is the display of calendars or posters depicting nude or scantily clad women, or posters with obscene, offensive or vulgar messages.
Civilized, intelligent, educated people possess an understanding of such social mores and values and accept that all the behaviors they engage in the privacy of their homes, or in the company of friends are NOT appropriate in public settings.
Self-restraint and public decency are "easy to understand" concepts if you simply pull your head out of your behind and quit thinking like a narrow-minded neanderthal.
...nuff said!
Thanks for posting some educational value for some folks who just don't know, just don't believe, are callous or are in denial. I applaud your input.
agree

Powder Springs, GA

#27 Oct 23, 2007
Now I believe this was done in a racist manner. I'm glad they got rid of such a person. However, the uproar over halloween decorations- gimme a break. I personally don't celebrate halloween due to my religious beliefs, but you guys gotta give that tired ol race card a break!
Decendant of the KKK

Jericho, NY

#28 Oct 23, 2007
DapperDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Very true.
Unfortunately, the noose was also used extensively against blacks in the South after the civil war as a lynching tool for offenses such as "reckless eyeballing" (looking suggestively at a caucasian woman), having consensual sex with a caucasian woman, arguing with a caucasian man, speaking to a caucasian woman, trying to register to vote or encouraging others to register to vote, resisting segregation, and a host of other actions that offended racist caucasian males.
So, yes, when a noose is hung or displayed in a manner specifically intended to offend or intimidate a black person, or black people, it become a symbol of bigotry and hatred. Furthermore, its display in the workplace is wholly unacceptable, as is the display of calendars or posters depicting nude or scantily clad women, or posters with obscene, offensive or vulgar messages.
Civilized, intelligent, educated people possess an understanding of such social mores and values and accept that all the behaviors they engage in the privacy of their homes, or in the company of friends are NOT appropriate in public settings.
Self-restraint and public decency are "easy to understand" concepts if you simply pull your head out of your behind and quit thinking like a narrow-minded neanderthal.
...nuff said!
So anytime a noose is hung then that specifically means it was intended to offend a black person? I don't think so. By some ignorant people maybe but everyone that hangs one. Glad God made you almighty where you know what that person is thinking when they did what they did. That makes you as ignorant as them. History only repeats itself if you allow it and if you were so educated then you would know that it is social morals and values not (mores). nuff said!!

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