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  •  You're So Right.'The Past Really Isn't Even Past.' (9+ / 0-)
    Candler's tenure as governor coincided with some of the most violent lynchings in Georgia's history.[2] Although he publicly denounced mob violence, at the same time he blamed the victims of these incidents on black criminality and the increasing annoyance among whites of blacks demanding equal treatment. In an incident which culminated with the notorious lynching of Sam Hose in 1899, he berated the "better class" of blacks for not aiding authorities in his apprehension. These views were prominently printed in the Atlanta newspapers alongside those of the editors which urged the mobs on.[3] Candler did ask the courts for speedier trials to head-off mob violence, and even admonished white women for not curtailing this blood-thirsty tendency in their men.
    Blaming the victim - check

    Publicly calling on black leaders to accept their responsibility for the bloodshed - check

    Urge superficial investigation/ reform - check

    The only thing missing (so far) in 2012 is the effort to blame white women.  Amazing!

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