The latest example is the LIE told by Ashley Todd, a white woman who claimed that she was attacked by an African man.
History is filled of many such lies and deceptions. This is nothing more than attempt to lynch Barack Obama.
A Portrait of the Lynching Era, 1880-1930 The lynching era encompasses roughly the five decades between the end of Reconstruction and the beginning of the Great Depression. During these years we estimate that there were 12,018 separate incidents of lynching where African men, women and children met their deaths in the grasp of whites.
Lynchings were concentrated in a swath running through Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana: the region often referred to as the 'Black Belt'
Violence against Africans served four functions within southern society during the lynching era:
- to eradicate specific persons accused of crimes against the white community;
- as a mechanism of state-sanctioned terrorism designed to maintain a degree of leverage over the African population;
- to eliminate or neutralize competitors for social, economic, or political rewards; and
- as a symbolic manifestation of the unity of white supremacy