Lynching Quilt Project
AllAmerican

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#1 Jan 28, 2013
It just seems to me that the artist could find something more constructive to uplift her community. I just don't think that dwelling on the past, when there are so many problems in the present, is good for anybody. There is nothing wrong with remembering the past as you move forward, but allowing the past to keep you from moving forward makes you the problem.
welll

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Jan 28, 2013
black people are still being lynched by the white man every day
AllAmerican

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#3 Jan 28, 2013
welll wrote:
black people are still being lynched by the white man every day
You are speaking figuratively, I presume?
Carl

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Jan 28, 2013
What is wrong with the quilt? Why does it offend you? The Jews have a museum to remember the Holocaust. I suppose that offends you to? I never read where the quilt is keeping them or the person from moving forward.
Ralph

Bloomingdale, IN

#5 Jan 28, 2013
Carl wrote:
What is wrong with the quilt? Why does it offend you? The Jews have a museum to remember the Holocaust. I suppose that offends you to? I never read where the quilt is keeping them or the person from moving forward.
If itwill keep my wife warm at night, they can send the quilt to me. If not, I could donate to one that needs it. Keep the wounds open boys!
Carl

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Jan 28, 2013
Ralph wrote:
<quoted text>If itwill keep my wife warm at night, they can send the quilt to me. If not, I could donate to one that needs it. Keep the wounds open boys!
I think it is your bedtime Ralph. You're not making much sense.
Ralph

Bloomingdale, IN

#7 Jan 28, 2013
Carl wrote:
<quoted text>I think it is your bedtime Ralph. You're not making much sense.
Mongo likes candy! What do you mean not making sense?
AllAmerican

Greenfield, IN

#8 Jan 28, 2013
Carl wrote:
What is wrong with the quilt? Why does it offend you? The Jews have a museum to remember the Holocaust. I suppose that offends you to? I never read where the quilt is keeping them or the person from moving forward.
It doesn't offend me in any way whatsoever. I do find it ironic that an artist is making a statement regarding something that hasn't happened anytime in recent history. Especially when on the same page of The Star, is an article about another teenager shooting a gun in a crowd of people downtown. Perhaps a quilt about something else might do some more good. That is all I am saying.

Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#9 Jan 29, 2013
I wish I could find one of those ole black statues that people had out to tie their horses to. I would sit it out in my yard and call it art.
SURE

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Jan 29, 2013
DavidM wrote:
I wish I could find one of those ole black statues that people had out to tie their horses to. I would sit it out in my yard and call it art.
I'm sure it would be a nice addition to the trailer park.

Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#12 Jan 29, 2013
No trailer yet but I really thinking about it. Lot less work then keeping up my place now.
SURE wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sure it would be a nice addition to the trailer park.
Absolutely

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Jan 29, 2013
Carl wrote:
What is wrong with the quilt? Why does it offend you? The Jews have a museum to remember the Holocaust. I suppose that offends you to? I never read where the quilt is keeping them or the person from moving forward.
Right on Carl. Could not have said it better.
AllAmerican

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#15 Jan 29, 2013
Carl wrote:
What is wrong with the quilt? Why does it offend you? The Jews have a museum to remember the Holocaust. I suppose that offends you to? I never read where the quilt is keeping them or the person from moving forward.
Then what is keeping them from moving forward? And don't give me the "we are keeping them down" speech. There are so many problems that they have caused themselves, and apparently, they can't change it. The way to try to hide a general lack of success is to keep talking about what someone else did to them. I don't mean to sound harsh, or insensitive, but they need to be more focused on their teenagers with guns, than they are with lynching that happened before most of them were born. The past wasn't right, but it can't be changed. The present isn't right either, but it can be changed. But it won't change until a decision is made to change something!
Moe

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Jan 29, 2013
AllAmerican wrote:
It just seems to me that the artist could find something more constructive to uplift her community. I just don't think that dwelling on the past, when there are so many problems in the present, is good for anybody. There is nothing wrong with remembering the past as you move forward, but allowing the past to keep you from moving forward makes you the problem.
Why are you continually trying to repress history? Don't you want to learn from others. I am sure they were just as full of themselves as you seem be and they surely convinced themselves the evil they were doing was alright. Don't you want to examine this and try to prevent it from happening in yourself?

You have the opportunity to stand on the shoulders of giants to look into the future and yet you choose to wallow with the maggots it the rotten heart of a closed minded bigot.

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