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  •  This is such an (9+ / 0-)

    utterly and unfathomably sad story in American history. That it was allowed to go on for so long and destroy the lives of thousands of people, not only the lynching victims but their families and loved ones, is one of the largest of America's many shames.

    And when we have cases such as James Byrd, Jr.'s, whose life was violently snuffed out not so long ago, can we really say that this is a closed chapter in our country's story?

    Thank you, Aji, for this heartfelt and heartbreaking tribute to the lives of these victims. Tipped and Rec'd.

    If the people one day wish to live / destiny cannot but respond / And the night cannot but disappear / and the bonds cannot but break. -- Abu'l-Qasim al-Shabbi

    by unspeakable on Wed May 18, 2011 at 05:45:47 PM PDT

    •  Thank you, unspeakable. (5+ / 0-)

      The horror really is unimaginable.  But as you point out, echoes remain, in the James Byrd, Jrs., and the countless other victims of hate crimes.  And I'm genuinely worried that we're on the cusp of a major spike in such activity over the next few years.

      One of the reasons why I couldn't let this anniversary go unremarked.

      Authentic Native American silverwork, jewelry, photography, and other art here.

      by Aji on Wed May 18, 2011 at 07:41:37 PM PDT

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