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Know Anyone Who Thinks Racial Profiling Is Exaggerated? Watch This, And Tell Me When Your Jaw Drops.

This video clearly demonstrates how racist America is as a country and how far we have to go to become a country that is civilized and actually values equal justice. We must not rest until this goal is achieved. I do not want my great grandchildren to live in a country like we have today. I wish for them to live in a country where differences of race and culture are not ignored but valued as a part of what makes America great.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Why 'The Noose' is no joke: Maryland's history of lynching |

"PRINCESS ANNE, MD. (WUSA9) - Relatives of the last man lynched in Maryland say they fear it's a short distance between using symbols like the noose to intimidate and actually acting on the hate that smolders in too many minds.

"It's doing what terrorists try to do -- intimidate and change people's behavior through fear," said Henry Armwood of Prince George's County.

Armwood, a retired Verizon executive and former Prince George's County Board of Education member, is a distant cousin to George Armwood, who was lynched by a white mob in Princess Anne, Md. on the Eastern Shore in October 1933.

George Armwood had been accused on thin evidence of assaulting an elderly white woman in Somerset County in what may have been a botched robbery attempt that included a white accomplice, according to Dr. Kirkland Hall, a professor at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Hall said he may also be a distant relative to Armwood.


Distant relatives of lynching victim George Armwood include Prof. Kirkland Hall of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (left) and Henry Armwood, a former Prince George's County Board of Education Member   (Photo: Broom, Scott)

Hall and Armwood said they are both concerned about recent incidents of placing nooses in apparent attempts to intimidate and spread racial hate.

George Armwood was lynched as Maryland authorities were trying to stop extra-judicial killings. The lynching of another man in Salisbury in 1931, and the lengthy murder trail of another African American man convicted of killing a white woman had inflamed racist hatred, according to Hall.

After Armwood was charged he was moved by state authorities to jails in other counties and to Baltimore to protect him, but Governor Albert Ritchie was under intense pressure to allow local authorities to handle the Armwood prosecution. The prisoner was sent back to Princess Anne for trial after the governor got assurances from the local judge that Armwood would be protected.

Instead, a large crowd gathered outside the town jail. Several law enforcement officers were injured when attackers used battering rams to enter the jail.

Armwood was dragged behind a truck, stabbed and hung at two separate locations. His body was riddled with bullets and then burned."

Why 'The Noose' is no joke: Maryland's history of lynching |