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When people saw what had happened to my son, men stood up who had never stood up before.
America's greatest crime against the black man was not slavery or lynching, but that he was taught to wear a mask of self-hate and self-doubt.
I am only a mouthpiece through which to tell the story of lynching and I have told it so often that I know it by heart. I do not have to embellish; it makes its own way.
It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.
What becomes a crime deserving capital punishment when the tables are turned is a matter of small moment when the negro woman is the accusing party.
The nineteenth century lynching mob cuts off ears, toes, and fingers, strips off flesh, and distributes portions of the body as souvenirs among the crowd.
I thought about Emmett Till, and I could not go back. My legs and feet were not hurting, that is a stereotype. I paid the same fare as others, and I felt violated. I was not going back.
We can choose to throw stones, to stumble on them, to climb over them, or to build with them.
Our country's national crime is lynching. It is not the creature of an hour, the sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury, or the unspeakable brutality of an insane mob.
Once the facts are clear the decisions jump out at you.
Lynching is an important aspect of racial history and racial inequality in America, because it was visible, it was so public, it was so dramatic, and it was so violent.
You can create whatever you want. You just have to know what you want and take the opportunities as they come your way. We are who we choose to be.
People know about the Klan and the overt racism, but the killing of one's soul little by little, day after day, is a lot worse than someone coming in your house and lynching you.
This is not a trial. This is a lynching. There is no law.
Lynching is color line murder.
The government can't make people love me, but it can keep them from lynching me.
The negro has suffered far more from the commission of this crime against the women of his race by white men than the white race has ever suffered through his crimes.
No nation, savage or civilized, save only the United States of America, has confessed its inability to protect its women save by hanging, shooting, and burning alleged offenders
There is nothing we can do about the lynching now, as we are out-numbered and without arms.
This crusade is much more important than the anti- lynching movement, because there would be no lynching if it did not start in the schoolroom.
Black folks never bungie jump. That's too much like lynching for us. I'm gonna let you tie a rope around me and push me off a bridge? You must be out your damn mind.
Our lives are the results of our choices. To blame and accuse other people, the environment, or other extrinsic factors is to choose to empower those things to control us.
We can be resentful of our age, or we can be grateful for having attained it.
You need not spend your life wallowing in failure, ignorance, grief, poverty, shame and self-pity. There is a better way to live.
I was participating in my own lynching, but the problem was I didn't know what I was being lynched for.
Liberalism and their ideas have done more to kill black folks whom they claim so much to love than the Ku Klux Klan, lynching and slavery and Jim Crow ever did, now that’s a fact.
No reporter of my generation, whatever his genius, ever really rated spats and a walking stick until he had covered both a lynching and a revolution.
You are the sum total of your choices.
If you don't do the choosing, life will choose for you, and it may not be the choice you want.
The United Nations has become a place where many countries seek to achieve a lynching of the United States by resolution.
You know, I am against lynching and lynching is a tendency of the people.
By the time I was at college, I became very alert to the question of racial discrimination, and I remember one of my first writing attempts had to do with a lynching.
For such people the consummate act of moral clarity was a lynching or a suicide bombing, a fatwa or a pogrom. And they were ascendant now, rising like dark stars over a terminal landscape .
I don't believe in lynching, I just don't support legal action being taken against the KKK
We design our lives through the power of our choices. We feel most helpless when we've made choices by default, when we haven't designed our lives on our own.
Lynching is the method of vulgar men! He who is deprived of compassion is deprived of everything!
If I’d been talking about black trash, I might be lynched. If I was talking about white trash, I’d merely be another torchbearer in an ongoing national lynching.
It is a surprisingly close progression from hunting animals to hunting and torturing people... catching and lynching blacks or smoking out Jews during the Holocaust.
There is not a single celebrated Southern name in any of the departments of human industry except those of war, assassination, lynching, murder, the duel, repudiation, & massacre.
I rise today to offer a formal and heartfelt apology to all the victims of lynching in our history, and for the failure of the United States Senate to take action when action was most needed.
Nothing has to be accepted just because we inherited it.
I said, "Suppose communists come out against cancer, do we have to automatically come out for cancer?'" I can't take back that I'm against the poll tax, that I'm against lynching, that I'm for peace.
Make a way, find a way or get out of the way.
I mean it used to be, there was a time … when lynchings of African Americans were not that incredibly rare. Now the lynchings are the police and it's just an outrage.
A society with lynch culture needs a big zoo, not for the animals definitely, but for the very people themselves!
You ever think about the noose?''I been thinking about the noose since I was born.