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Old 08-02-2019, 08:51 AM
 
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If that’s the case, why would you post this?



And thus, a contradiction has been exposed. Thank you for exposing someone's contradictory statements. On one hand, saying "you don't know what happened" and then "as long as they didn't do anything crazy". Let's call it what it is. Some people keep giving excuses to Till's killers. Emmett Till was murdered and there was no reason to do it. It was not justified, period. Anyone who feels differently is a horrible person, someone who is morally bankrupt, and has alot of evil inside of them.

 
Old 08-02-2019, 08:55 AM
 
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Personally, I view it from the historical perspective i.e. American people have been coddling the neo-Confederates from day 1. Yes it's bizarre & it appears to be catching a 2nd wind.
Emmett Till's murder could be seen as an outgrowth of coddling Confederates. When left to one's own devices, neo-Confederate types were allowed to go rampant to commit all kinds of human rights abuses.

In this case, I think it's catching a 3rd wind or 4th. It caught a second wind during the Jim Crow era.
 
Old 08-02-2019, 08:57 AM
 
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Yes actually we do know what happened because the woman who claimed that Till flirted with her recanted her story. But even if her story was true you're insinuating he was to blame because others knew better, maybe you should blame the lynch mob that saw the need to kill and torture a 15 year old over some perceived minor sleight.


Besides you evidently don't even need to do anything wrong, just have some white person make a claim.
Let's call it what it is. Anyone who thinks Emmett Till deserved it is only thinking that way for one reason. The desire for Jim Crow to come back. Most persons who think Emmett Till "deserved" it are bigoted, racist people who wish that this stuff would happen more today. Said persons want Jim Crow to come back, and look at Emmett Till's death as "good riddance".
 
Old 08-02-2019, 09:01 AM
 
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Ignorance. These folks will lie to themselves but deep down they know.

Itís all the proof you need to let you know some folks donít view others as equals.
Stuff about Emmett Till is taught in school. I don't think ignorance is the issue. If the school those frat boys went to didn't teach that, then that is actually rather shocking. I don't think ignorance is the issue here. This was done out of stupidity and hatred. Lying to one's self isn't really ignorance. Said persons know better but don't want to know or do better.

With crap like this, we need to draw a line in the sand and say "you're either right or your wrong". This is a time when people need to pick sides.
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