Having passed through Phillipsburg, NJ yesterday and looking at the glaring inconsistency between this photo, quote
“Who hangs anybody by a noose? And points the hoodie into a tent to look like the Ku Klux Klan?”
and the title of the NY Times article they appear in:
I was led to dig in my archives and reminded that I can do a better job of sharing/disseminating information. Around the time of Trayvon Martin’s murder, I’d bookmarked several sites on lynching:
- NPR:The Last Lynching: How Far Have We Come?
- US Senate Apologizes For Not Passing Anti-Lynching Laws
- NPR: America’s Last Lynching
- NY Times: America’s Last Lynching
- Wikipedia: Lynching in the United States
- Lynching In America
- Digital History on Lynching
From chips to database and location-aware software, today’s social media is built upon STEM. The question is are we getting as much as we can out of it. There’s Ushahidi, Dream Defenders and Million Hoodies to name a few. I’ve not been tracking this closely. What are the best resources for social justice? How many folk know about them? Who is supporting/financing them?