The date was August 7, 1930. The place: Marion, Indiana. Three young African-American men were lynched. The horror of the crime was captured by a local photographer. The image of two hanging, bloodied bodies is among the most iconic in the grim archive of documented lynchings in America. Most associate lynching with the Deep South, with the vestiges of slavery and the rise of Jim Crow. But this was in the North. Marion is in northern Indiana, halfway between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, and about 150 miles from Chicago. But intolerance knows no borders.
War requires self deception and someone is always there to provide it. In Red Sandcastle Theatre's production of "Dinner With Goebbels" we get to spend time and share wine with modern history's most infamous purveyors of the cruelest commodity.
The play, by psychiatrist and Physician Against War activist Mark Leith, gives us a short history of public relations (when you're doing it), otherwise known as propaganda (when it's a bad thing).
In 2006, a Stats Canada survey found that 38% of hate crimes were committed by youth between 12 and 17 years of age. This mini doc explores one particular incident in Vancouver, and raises the question, what can be done? Watch the video, then join the discussion on babble.
The Globe and Mail reported that three men were arrested Tuesday after an attack Friday night on a black man in Courtenay, B. C. was posted on Youtube.
Jay Phillips was in the parking lot of his apartment complex when three men drove by in a red pick-up truck yelling racial slurs and saying "we're going to lynch you." When he yelled back at the men, they turned the truck around and came after him.
Phillips fought back while the three men punched and kicked him, before eventually pinning him to the ground and attacking him while he lay on the ground in the fetal position. When other cars entered the parking lot, Phillips managed to get back on his feet and continued to fight back while the men retreated to their truck.