Were blacks the only people ever lync...

Were blacks the only people ever lynched?

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wandering

Tyler, TX

#1 Nov 6, 2008
Just curious. All I ever hear about is the lynchings of blacks, but I was under the impression that people of all races were lynched.
Lynchings

Sulphur, OK

#2 Nov 6, 2008
This is what I found. Yes whites were lynched, but CW and those like her won't care. It's not just white or black, it's not even just an American thing, it's horrible, but a fact.

It appears whites were lynched for helping blacks.

Quite a few states did in fact lynch more white people than black. In the West these greater number of white lynchings was due to political reasons not racial reasons. California, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming lynched more whites than blacks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynching
http://faculty.berea.edu/browners/chesnutt/cl...

Since: Aug 08

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#3 Nov 6, 2008
Yes, the only reason it has such a tie with black people is that they think it was because of racism. It was done more for punishment and to set examples. For the white man, it was for many things. It was a much bigger ratio of whites than blacks I am sure. Blacks were considered valuable property.....why would they want to kill that? They did not unless they had to show some oppression to keep the rest of them in check. It was MUUUUUCH more widely used against white people....sometimes for no reason at all.
RRC

Texarkana, AR

#4 Nov 6, 2008
White Christians were CRUCIFIED in Rome...how many points do we get for that?
funnyyyyy

Paris, TX

#5 Nov 7, 2008
Thank you!!!!! So tired of hearing about how cruel whites are. I come from a poor white family that never had slaves but we all get blamed for slavery! Sorry but my family was right next to the blacks in the cotton fields!!!!
BBHC

Spring, TX

#6 Nov 7, 2008
funnyyyyy wrote:
Thank you!!!!! So tired of hearing about how cruel whites are. I come from a poor white family that never had slaves but we all get blamed for slavery! Sorry but my family was right next to the blacks in the cotton fields!!!!
Slavery benefitted all whites in the South. Didn't own slaves? OK, but slavery provided poor whites with a social floor below which they were assured they would not fall. The Civil War eroded this social floor. This is why so many Southerners, slaveowners or not, fought the abolition of slavery so fiercely.

This social floor was also in place until 1994 in South Africa. "Poor whiteism" was a persistent problem in South Africa. Apartheid imposed job reservation (affirmative action) for poor whites in the police service, railways, postal service, skilled crafts, etc.
funnyyyyy

Paris, TX

#7 Nov 7, 2008
Well all you very hear is how whites had black slaves. NOT ALL WHITES HAD SLAVES!!!!! I am so tired of this bs!!!! I am not talking about so social floor crap!! I beleave ALL people are equall, but I have been told that because I am white that my family had slaves. Not true. Whites have also struggled. All races have struggled just to live. So tired of the poor black bs. Poor America is what should be said. This poor white family I come from were farmers for other people not police, railways postal or anything else. Oh with no home but a dry creek to sleep!!!
Lisa

Dearborn, MI

#8 Nov 7, 2008
funnyyyyy wrote:
Well all you very hear is how whites had black slaves. NOT ALL WHITES HAD SLAVES!!!!! I am so tired of this bs!!!! I am not talking about so social floor crap!! I beleave ALL people are equall, but I have been told that because I am white that my family had slaves. Not true. Whites have also struggled. All races have struggled just to live. So tired of the poor black bs. Poor America is what should be said. This poor white family I come from were farmers for other people not police, railways postal or anything else. Oh with no home but a dry creek to sleep!!!
Oh shut the hell up!!!!!!! Blacks cannot talk about their ancestors hardships but you can???????? I will ask you what everyone has been asking the blacks. When did that happen to you? When did you sleep in a dry creek bed????????
TheForgottenIndi an

Redmond, WA

#9 Nov 7, 2008
Everyone forgets the American Indians, whose land was stolen, whole tribes displaced and relocated forcefully (thousands of men, women and children died of disease and starvation during the forced relocation march during the Trail of Tears). The American Indians got as bad or worse treatment from the white man in the overall historical scheme of things.
funnyyyyy

Paris, TX

#10 Nov 7, 2008
Thats my point!!! It didnt happen to me! Neither have any of the blacks been a slave. It all happened a long time ago. It is sad that it happened but it is in the past!!! Can whites not talk about there ancestors just like everyone else!!?? All I am saying is we all are equal and all this bs about blacks are the only ones that have it hard and all whites are raciest is a load of crap!!! We are all humans yellow black or white color does not matter. We all have it hard sometimes. All races should be able to talk about their ancestors. Be proud of your family but dont use the past to put others down.
TRUE

Tyler, TX

#11 Nov 7, 2008
TheForgottenIndian wrote:
Everyone forgets the American Indians, whose land was stolen, whole tribes displaced and relocated forcefully (thousands of men, women and children died of disease and starvation during the forced relocation march during the Trail of Tears). The American Indians got as bad or worse treatment from the white man in the overall historical scheme of things.
Thank you!! I'm glad someone remembers who truly settled in this country first. I am so tired of the schools teaching my children that Columbus "discovered" America when people were already settled here. It would be like have a group of idiots traveling on a sail boat and "finding" Hawaii. Did they discover it?? Well of course not!! Just because they were idiots and didn't realize it was there, doesn't mean it's a new discovery. Especially when there's already people living there. I always thought that was ridiculous.
Cibil War

Paris, TX

#12 Nov 7, 2008
Throughout the late 19th century racial tension grew throughout the United States. More of this tension was noticeable in the Southern parts of the United States. In the south, people were blaming their financial problems on the newly freed slaves that lived around them. Lynchings were becoming a popular way of resolving some of the anger that whites had in relation to the free blacks.
From 1882-1968, 4,743 lynchings occurred in the United States. Of these people that were lynched 3,446 were black. The blacks lynched accounted for 72.7% of the people lynched. These numbers seem large, but it is known that not all of the lynchings were ever recorded. Out of the 4,743 people lynched only 1,297 white people were lynched. That is only 27.3%. Many of the whites lynched were lynched for helping the black or being anti lynching and even for domestic crimes.

Was lynching necessary? To many people it was not, but to the whites in the late 19th century it served a purpose. Whites started lynching because they felt it was necessary to protect white women. Rape though was not a great factor in reasoning behind the lynching. It was the third greatest cause of lynchings behind homicides and 'all other causes'.

Most of the lynchings that took place happened in the South. A big reason for this was the end of the Civil War. Once black were given their freedom, many people felt that the freed blacks were getting away with too much freedom and felt they needed to be controlled. Mississippi had the highest lynchings from 1882-1968 with 581. Georgia was second with 531, and Texas was third with 493. 79% of lynching happened in the South.

Of the lynching that did not take place in the South, mainly in the West, were normally lynchings of whites, not blacks. Most of the lynching in the West came from the lynching of either murders or cattle thief's. There really was no political link to the lynching of blacks in the South, and whites in the West.

Not all states did lynch people. Some states did not lynch a white or a black person. Alaska, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut were these few states that had no lynchings between 1882-1968.

Although some states did have lynchings, some of them did not lynch any blacks. Arizona, Idaho, Maine, Nevada, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wisconsin were some states that did not lynch any blacks to record.

Quite a few states did in fact lynch more white people than black. In the West these greater number of white lynchings was due to political reasons not racial reasons. California, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming lynched more whites than blacks.

It's sad to think that we look at other countries and deem them immoral for killing their own people, but we over look the fact of what happened in the late 1890's to the late 1960's. This is something that we cannot over look and do not need to try to over look it.

I LOVE OBAMA

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#13 Nov 7, 2008
Cibil War wrote:
Throughout the late 19th century racial tension grew throughout the United States. More of this tension was noticeable in the Southern parts of the United States. In the south, people were blaming their financial problems on the newly freed slaves that lived around them. Lynchings were becoming a popular way of resolving some of the anger that whites had in relation to the free blacks.
From 1882-1968, 4,743 lynchings occurred in the United States. Of these people that were lynched 3,446 were black. The blacks lynched accounted for 72.7% of the people lynched. These numbers seem large, but it is known that not all of the lynchings were ever recorded. Out of the 4,743 people lynched only 1,297 white people were lynched. That is only 27.3%. Many of the whites lynched were lynched for helping the black or being anti lynching and even for domestic crimes.
Was lynching necessary? To many people it was not, but to the whites in the late 19th century it served a purpose. Whites started lynching because they felt it was necessary to protect white women. Rape though was not a great factor in reasoning behind the lynching. It was the third greatest cause of lynchings behind homicides and 'all other causes'.
Most of the lynchings that took place happened in the South. A big reason for this was the end of the Civil War. Once black were given their freedom, many people felt that the freed blacks were getting away with too much freedom and felt they needed to be controlled. Mississippi had the highest lynchings from 1882-1968 with 581. Georgia was second with 531, and Texas was third with 493. 79% of lynching happened in the South.
Of the lynching that did not take place in the South, mainly in the West, were normally lynchings of whites, not blacks. Most of the lynching in the West came from the lynching of either murders or cattle thief's. There really was no political link to the lynching of blacks in the South, and whites in the West.
Not all states did lynch people. Some states did not lynch a white or a black person. Alaska, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut were these few states that had no lynchings between 1882-1968.
Although some states did have lynchings, some of them did not lynch any blacks. Arizona, Idaho, Maine, Nevada, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wisconsin were some states that did not lynch any blacks to record.
Quite a few states did in fact lynch more white people than black. In the West these greater number of white lynchings was due to political reasons not racial reasons. California, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming lynched more whites than blacks.
It's sad to think that we look at other countries and deem them immoral for killing their own people, but we over look the fact of what happened in the late 1890's to the late 1960's. This is something that we cannot over look and do not need to try to over look it.
I LOVE OBAMA
Hey ya crazy nut......what are we doing TODAY? That was the past.......live in today! Do ya have some sort of weird PTSD or something?
Cibil War

Paris, TX

#14 Nov 7, 2008
Woob's? What does this Tingling feeling inside mean?

Since: Aug 08

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#15 Nov 7, 2008
Cibil War wrote:
Woob's? What does this Tingling feeling inside mean?
Awwwww, ya makin' me blush!
Lisa

Dearborn, MI

#16 Nov 7, 2008
TheForgottenIndian wrote:
Everyone forgets the American Indians, whose land was stolen, whole tribes displaced and relocated forcefully (thousands of men, women and children died of disease and starvation during the forced relocation march during the Trail of Tears). The American Indians got as bad or worse treatment from the white man in the overall historical scheme of things.
I don't think everyone has forgotten. The United States really owes them an apology and more. I cannot say I blame the Blacks for feeling the way they do. Slavery was inhumane and ungodly. I personally do not blame any of them for accepting any entitlements the U.S. has to offer. Would any of you white people want to trade places with a black person? Didn't think so. So, until you have walked a mile in their shoes, you have no right to say they are wrong in feeling they were mistreated. They were mistreated .
Lisa

Dearborn, MI

#17 Nov 7, 2008
Woobies has a hard on for Cibil, it appears. lol

Since: Aug 08

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#18 Nov 7, 2008
Lisa wrote:
Woobies has a hard on for Cibil, it appears. lol
Do you kiss yo' momma with that same mouth?
Cibil War

Paris, TX

#19 Nov 7, 2008
o0o I heard someone say hard on? It's been ages since any man got turned on towards me. I'm getting dizzy. Is it hot in here???

I LOVE WOOBIES
WOOBIES LOVES BLACK
Cible War

Paris, TX

#20 Nov 7, 2008
According to the FBI reports, 20% of the hate crimes in America were committed by blacks. Go figure that, since they only make up 13% of the popultaion.

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