Tuesday, September 18, 2007

THE PAINFUL SYMBOLISM OF THE NOOSE HANGING IN THE TREE IN JENA...


"...you caught me on the loose
fighting to be free

now you show me a noose
on the cotton tree

"entertainment for you"
martyrdom for me



96 degrees in the shade
real hot in the shade



some may suffer and some may burn
but i know that one day my people will learn
as sure as the sun shines, way up in the sky
today i stand here a victim the truth is I'll never die


96 degrees in the shade
real hot in the shade".

--Third World




If your heart can take in the pain of viewing these pictures depicting how "the noose" and lynching was once a form of entertainment and worse yet - post card sharing:


Without Sanctuary

THE NOOSE: An American Nightmare


CNN PRESENTS:
It’s a symbol of hate and terror… For some, a tool to intimidate and oppress. CNN’s Kyra Phillips investigates the noose’s violent history and the recent incidents across the nation.

Tune in Thursday, November 1st, 8 p.m.

ETSaturday & Sunday, 8 p.m. & 11 p.m. ET•

Special Report:

THE NOOSE: An American Nightmare



Want to help?

Justice for the Jena 6 Petition


RALLY & MARCH FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE
DATE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2007 - JENA, LA


GO... IN PEACE.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I deliberately did not read anything about this crisis. I am from the area around Jena. Black or white - it matters not... they are the most racist people you will ever meet... and, sadly, proud of it. All thinking people (of both races) left there generations ago.