lynching

After 200 attempts, lynching was passed by the U.S. Senate as a federal hate crime in America.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate approved the first federal anti-lynching bill introduced by two senators, Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Cory Booker (D-NJ).

Lynching is the use of an instrument such as a rope fashioned into a noose to commit premeditated murder, usually by a mob.

"This has been a long arc, a painful history and a shameful history in this body," Booker said on Wednesday. "At the height of lynchings across this country affecting thousands of people, this body did not act to make that a federal crime."

Harris tweeted that the Senate vote was "historic". The two senators first introduced the bill in June to make lynching a hate crime alongside other similar crimes against minorities.

The bill was approved by the Senate after 200 previous anti-lynching bills were rejected by Congress since 1918.

In 2005, the Senate passed a resolution apologizing for not passing an anti-lynching bill.

The bill stated:

"Notwithstanding the Senate's apology and the heightened awareness and education about the nation's legacy with lynching, it is wholly necessary and appropriate for the Congress to enact legislation, after 100 years of unsuccessful legislative efforts, finally to make lynching a federal hate crime."

Thousands of innocent Black men, women and children were lynched across the South in the 19th and 20th Centuries, often by lawless mobs and members of the Ku Klux Klan.

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  • xenaD

    I cannot. ?????

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    I read about this last night. 200 attempts?? It's about time, but it's sad that it took so long.

  • hi-liter

    The Senate seem like they are passing these bills to make the guy in the White House look good to garner more black votes....Van Jones white woman loving arse pretty much has given credit for the Prison Reform Bill to K.Kardashian said y’all need to recognize her political strength and all y’all that doubted her, “how you like me (her) now?

  • Pitty Patty

    I cant stand his boot licking ass....he was basically sucking Trump's dyck the other day on CNN...it was gross

  • hi-liter

    Mr. Jones been doing a lot of that lately. When he called Dump the “Unifier in Chief” I was done with him.

  • HotInCleveland

    I’m sick and tired of Van Jones the coon. I knew he wasn’t sh*t when he claimed Trump was presidential bc he read a teleprompter without stumbling over words. He can take several seats, benches, sofas, beds And chaises.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Part of Obama's Legacy other than a Gay Agenda and an Illegal immigrant agenda is an era of Black Leadership and Black Spokespeople with no real BLACK AGENDA. They only give blacks N!gger Trinkets and N!gger Pacifiers to keep them placated. This is the future. A large percent of Dysfunctional broken black families, No good jobs in black communities, No excellent schools in black communities, and Black Leadership with no BLACK AGENDA.... all of which combined together leads to MULTIGENERATIONAL BLACK POVERTY.

  • hi-liter

    Acts like he wants a job with this administration.

  • ohdearme

    200 tries. How sad.

  • Pitty Patty

    This is great and so is the prison reform bill. But I'm not dancing over the moon about it. I'm not giving credit for people FINALLY doing what they got elected for and I'm certainly not gonna give Trump any credit for doing what he is suppose to do which is govern...

    That's like giving my husband head cause he took out the trash...GTFOMFWTBS

  • Pitty Patty

    He does...he wants to be the next Scary Ann Conway...

  • Rere

    After 200 tries!!! It should have passed the first damn time!

  • Yoni7

    THIS is AmurdiKKKa.

  • HotInCleveland

    I agree with this to a certain degree.

  • HotInCleveland

    Right!

  • Rere

    smh

  • RespectSelf

    So I'm feeling a little ignorant to what this does... But Lynching can results in murder or attempted murder. Adding hate crime to it does what??? Does it make where you can never get out?

  • TMW

    I thought I was the only one who felt like this about Van Jones - my Lord!!

    The Prison Reform bill predates this administration actually. And it hasn’t been passed by Congress or signed into law yet. So who knows what Trump will do.

    And it will be helpful to federal prisons but the true test is whether the state penal systems will adopt these mandates. Most of the state prisons are run by private corporations, and it is a for profit business, so I’m doubtful they will.

  • HotInCleveland

    The perpetrators can be prosecuted at the federal level and not just the state level. Hate crimes carry much stiffer penalties.

  • TMW

    I’m skeptical. How was lynching defined? There are many forms other than hanging - being dragged by a vehicle, being beaten and tortured. How does it enhance the federal hate crime statutes already in place? Asking for a friend.

  • SpillyNillie

    And I watched Mississippi Burning last night...cried and cursed the whole time...I'm not sure if this is real "progress"

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    let me get on here.... i'm not trying to be angry for the remainder of my workday... tomorrow is Friday, so i got a few short hours to begin my christmas break.... can't be in here wanting to stomp yt 'cause his grandpa wore a white sheet.... TTYL. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5a16feb7886870b58e876a7ffc6b264e7419e743bb55ec579123b82d4a427799.gif

  • SpillyNillie

    NANCE! You and me mus neva part.....

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    YES! predates it way back to the OBAMA administration!

  • RespectSelf

    Thank you....

  • MsChocolate

    Sounds about white. About 250 years too late.

  • SpillyNillie

    Wing-back chair, ottoman, stool, love seat, recliner...you name it!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Toni Toni Toni

    Very good questions. We need to see the whole Law and what it REALLY means. It's BS anyways..

  • TMW

    I didn’t want to say Obama because I didn’t want to incite the trolls, but yes it does, and for that very reason, he who shall remain nameless will probably not sign it.

  • Elevated Soul

    President Trump is getting things done. It is the hate that the left produced.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I'll take it .... cause man ... I feel felt da same watching Rosewood https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/51c6b3f7a6512ebaa1918af76267cbf3565dd650397e2957034187e652b8b8a3.gif Chile ....

  • TMW

    That’s my thought as well. It really doesn’t mean a thing...

  • TMW

    But that’s already the case with the current federal hate crime statute, correct??

  • SpillyNillie

    When I tell you I had to REALLY get my mind right to roll up in the workplace with a plastered smile across my face....

    It really makes me wonder how many of my coworkers are undercover hoods...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I wouldn't watch that shyt ..... nerp .... re-opening old wounds that done healed ..... Haven't watched movies like that in years cause I know!!!!!!!!! Chile ....... I think 12 years a slave was last one like that I saw.... Nerp ....... but I feel ya ........ watch happy thangs chile .... trying to tell ya....... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cea048690595d336a18d72f41a113d5800e0328da7fea5dbe35786e046a07fb8.gif Shyt saves ya !!!! Let those kinda movie #Go!!!!! Hell we know da story !!!!! It's been told !!!!!!!!! Keep healing aint don't dwell in those wounds ... Chile #Smile

  • hi-liter

    Yes, I’m aware of it. The Senate wouldn’t pass anything like this for Obama even though he was the first sitting POTUS to visit a prison....but they pass all these sweeping azz measures for THIS admin....

  • FukkFolks2018

    I cant man. This is so late and just...UGHHHHH

  • HotInCleveland

    It does not explicitly state lynching

  • Ryan

    200 times??? This country is so back azzwards.

  • Ryan

    The bill was introduced by two Democratic senators.

  • Sinny

    Why watch these types of movies that’s going to evoke anger and frustration? Nah! I don’t get it! Racism is still very much alive and well, and I’m too cute to be in someone’s jail for having a flashback.

  • SpiceGirl

    Clutches pearls...."YA DON'T SAY" FOH with the BS....Should have BEEN a hate crime a long time ago!

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    There are certain films that I will never watch and this is one of them. I will also never watch Fruitville Station. Just can't bring myself to do it.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Haven't seen Rosewood either and I won't...nerp

  • TMW

    Goes back to my question of how they are defining lynching though. Or did the hate crime statutes not consider someone of a one race being hung from a tree, or dragged by a car or beaten to death by someone of a different race a hate crime?

    I don’t know, and I can’t find a single article which explicitly states what is meant by “lynching.” Because anything can be a hate crime if it perpetrated as a result of a person’s hate based on gender/sexuality or race, correct?

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    12 Years a Slave was the last one I watched too. Even had my daddy shed some tears. No way I won't watch it again.

  • Rayscoty

    Wait. They was still out here lynching...

  • Renee26

    Good... Now it's time to prove these recent hangings of black men in tree have not been acts of suicide and hold those responsible for their deaths accountable

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    trolls don't acknowledge FACTS anyway (just like the white house) LOL!

  • TMW

    TRUUE!! And most of the are blocked from me anyway LOL!

  • Mrs. S. O.

    This bill is dated and LATE. It could have potentially saved many lives in the early 1900s. But even then, the white people who committed or participated in lynchings had all the lawyers and judges on their side so not sure if a bill would have changed the outcome back then.

  • Guess Who

    YES

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yes! on some posts, my screen be looking as sparse as those inauguration day crowds that WEREN'T on the nat'l mall! ROFL!

  • Guess Who

    When are they going to make the KKK a domestic terrorist organization though?

  • OvertheMississippi

    And bloods. And crips. Right?

  • Pam Israel

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  • morenYAHdelsur

    They had them on their side and they WERE the actual lawyers, judges, and cops.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The bill was introduced while a Republican is President. Why wasn't the bill introduced under Obama when Congress was majority Democrat?

  • stav

    We're provoked enough daily, neither can I watch certain things.

  • guest

    Bout time..long overdue!! AMERIKKKA history is a disgrace!

  • J2PC

    Racists tend to be well-connected to the point where such criminal acts as lynching is dismissed because they have those who will write the victim off as a suicide committed.

    This new law seems to also include the acts of harassing, intimidating & bullying Black folks with lynch drawings & such ropes or nooses left around them to send a warning or message of fear.

    Yes, lynching still goes on. Many unusual deaths of Black folks hanging by a noose from a tree, etc. are covered up as suicide.

  • GAPeach

    The Bloods and Crips are a gang, and they are classified as such. Their motivation is NOT to create terror, its about money for them. They kill each other. Do they ever kill innocent victims, yes. But there is a very big difference between a gang and a terrorist organization. A little critical thinking always goes a long way.

  • Kendra Foster

    About time....Sandra my mom called me about a black man in Ohio. He tried to cash a check with two forms of Id w/fingerprint and they called the police on him. Why??

  • J2PC

    It was founded on evil starting from the mass-killing & enslavement of Native Americans in order to steal their land & country and any invention, natural resources or wealth that belonged to them in exchange for alcohol to cause alcoholism.

    Then, it was...who's going to make our vision & dream come true since we are not hardworkers who will toil the soil, build buildings & land & farm the gardens & crops? We need strong Africans (slaves). Then, came the kidnapping, stealing, raping & mass-killings of kidnapped/stolen Africans who were beaten into submissiveness & slavery where their names, cultural, religion, family unity, identity & ideals, inventions or talents were stolen to control them.

    But, the gifted, talent strong, hardworking Black folks who built the pyramids, discovery chemistry, built the first libraries & universities in the Iberian Peninsula on top of using their talent, blood, sweat & tears & inventions to build this country & the first Black Wall St. are now somehow called the lazy ones. Huh? -even the false promises of 40acres & work ox/mule per family as Reparations never came to past. lol

    Politicians can't control the poor & stay voted into power if Black people are no longer needy, struggling, in strife with family unity & all. Therefore, make false promises...with goals of keeping the status quo: as is. That is why they are against Reparation that creates independency & all because what would that mean for them? It's a mess, but at least millions around the world see through it all now.

  • Kendra Foster

    Obama did try but the republicans refused to pass the bill.

  • Neicey
  • Kendra Foster

    Thanks........SMH.

  • J2PC

    Progress (progressiveness...don't be fooled) means to get better & better with time. Look at how messed up & criminal minded many folks are today in our society. It is worse now than it was decades ago.

    What's progressive about increased poverty, mass-incarceration of Blacks, all the pedophiles raping & molesting children hiding behind trusted titles, peddling drugs & guns into Black & Latino neighborhoods so that they'll turn on each other as if they were each other's enemies?

    Let's not forget all the ways the industries are using minorities to infect the mind, bodies & souls of many to where all we see are alarming negative statistics rates across the board in urban, blighted cities (poverty, fatherless children, unwanted pregnancies, school dropouts, crime, drug addicts, Black genocide, the pipeline of failing schools that creates low self-esteem & a behavior that leads to jails/prisons, trouble and higher rates of STDs/HIV).

    Black folks have to wake up & stop allowing themselves to used to destroy each other (instead of uplifting). While others are not worried about the strength of a Black People when many will not make it or remain trapped in a maze like a lab experiment. smh

  • the guest

    It 200 attempts to rule hanging someone from a tree due to the color of their skin a federal hate crime. Who in their right mind voted against this the first 199 times this went up for vote?

  • Judge Mental Will

    Maybe a white person got lynched and that made them change their minds.

  • OvertheMississippi

    Somehow, I knew you would say just that. Street gangs and KKK are one in the same — domestic terrorists!

  • We Can Do This

    It really speaks volumes about the kind of people we share our existence with. Shameful.

  • GAPeach

    They aren't and it's clear that you have no idea what a terrorist is. It would be nice if you at least tried to elaborate, and pretend that you had given it some rational thought. I realize that you just needed to try to troll and try to throw black people into the same realm as the KKK. It was a complete fail. You just proved my point that you can't think critically.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Smh that it took 200 times....

  • Shira Harding-James

    Why did it take sooooo many times?!

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Yep

  • cherrypie

    I saw that. Said because they thought his check was too much but it was only like $1000.00 smh..had to had to call his boss to verify ..damn shame

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    That's another movie that will have ya fighting damn mad ... don't !!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Music

    The same people who voted for Trump.

  • Sushi

    I'm glad I work from home...

  • Sushi

    Sandra, you know just like we do, that if it was sent all of those times (200) President Obama tried also in his stint, as president, come on now, I know you are a republican but come now....

  • GAPeach

    It was also only $1000 for 3 WEEKS of pay.

  • Ryan

    Personally I'm shocked that it wasn't already considered a hate crime. We'll see where it goes from here though.

  • Ryan

    ^^Thank you.

  • Ryan

    Plus this has been going on since 1918, long before Obama or trump got into office.

  • PrettyMeka08

    The US senators were the people to vote against it 199 times & they were elected by the people.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    I guess this will be Kamala Harris and Cory Booker's signature legislative victory to springboard them into run for the presidency. ??

  • Kimberly

    Because they don’t want to admit Slavery was wrong and payout reparations

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i'm so jelly, smh

  • Sushi

    Don't be, cause these agents of mine tap on a nerve. ...lol....

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i think i could do it Sushi (or at least i'd like the opportunity to try) Lol

  • chaisun

    The same people that voted for Hilary as well. White Liberals, white feminist are just as racist. They just know how to hide it better.

  • chaisun

    Right. Yet they expect or require us rather to remain docile and quiet.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    White people are sickening. They did some dirty shit in this world. I will never kiss their ass.

  • Sushi

    Look, you should try it, it is kinda cool, at first but you have to be careful not to become a homebody. Because it can happen. .. I stopped putting on makeup for awhile. And dressing up.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    oh, i'm a natural homebody! i can go in on friday evening and not emerge again until monday morning! i mean, i'll run my local errands, do a little grocery shopping & hit up big lots, go get the alligator scales scraped off my feet & get these ibrows tamed down, etc.
    but when it's cold like it is now, i sashay around the house in my leopard pj's, do my house cleaning, light a fire, and binge on netflix. that's my perfect weekend, for real. Lol!

  • Panther Charleston

    Congrats! ?? Now can y'all get around to outlawing neglecting children, leaving pregnant women, and emotional abuse? Things might just get alright. Ain't had no lynchings lately, but def got long lines wrapping several blocks of the walking dead due to the aforementioned.

  • Sushi

    Lol, you need to find a work from home position then, you would love it.....

  • Maxx

    Yes I believe this is the case. Unfortunately they have to experience some type of pain ( the same pain we have for years). Otherwise if it doesn't affect them it doesn't matter to them. Them meaning the powers that be, not all white people are devils.

  • J2PC

    Those who are tied to those who gets down jim cr0w style. Now, why would they vote to send themselves or those criminal-minded folks to prison when they can just vote against it.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • 88

    200 tries?....these are the ppl you stand in lines to vote for smh.

  • Maxx

    They should have passed this bill when they so-called abolished slavery. Damn shame.

  • J2PC

    They claim that the named bank was having a problem with folks who fit his description scamming them via trying to cash stolen or fraudulent checks. It said calling out check fingerprints is code to stall the person while someone else call the police (for a possible scammer). -they knew the employer but couldn't reach him on a number of attempts because he wasn't picking up. So the man decided to leave & was arrested.

    A racists mentality is that a young Black man, who has cleaned up his past, isn't suppose to be able to earn a $1k+ check for 2 or 3 weeks of work. Therefore, they tried to humiliate & embarrass him and make a criminal out of him instead of letting him be proud of working & earning a decent income.

    It was his 1st paycheck to go and cash cash because he didn't have time to set up direct deposit & all given that he was new employee. -his employer finally called & verified that all of this which got him released. smh

  • J2PC

    Um, simply search any phrase of some keywords tied to an article to find articles on something. Sometimes, folks can find the answer to their own questions. -it was in yesterday news. But here goes...

  • Jamal Warner

    What do you call police killing unarmed black people? I call it lynching.

  • Soleil Indigo

    LoL don't..I'm born and raised in Florida and I saw the movie as a young teen in school, I have not been able to look at white men, don't know how other sisters do it. Jon Voights character is the modern day white guy to me.

  • the guest

    Devastating.

  • the guest

    Amen.

  • consioussista

    Exactly