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Talk:Lynching in the United States


Placement of photosEdit

Given that blacks were victims of lynchings by a rate of many times that of any other ethnic group, it seems inappropriate to have a photo of a lynched non-black man leading the article. I suggest another be put in its place.Parkwells (talk) 18:32, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

Even though blacks were disproportionally the targets of lynchings, to exclude photos of the lynching of others would encourage a misrepresentation of history.MarkSonntag (talk) 15:01, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Unbalanced articleEdit

Lynching and political violence have a much bigger role in American than just its manifestations against blacks. Well documented, in easily available sources, are the attacks that were carried out against Mormons.[1]. From my readings, I am aware, (but it is extremely hard to find documentation), that the political violence that became common in the South of the post Civil War period was used in at various times and places in the Antebellum South as various white factions battled each other for control of their states.MarkSonntag (talk) 15:07, 23 February 2017 (UTC)


Shortened LeadEdit

As per banner, worked to shorten Lead and make more concise. More detailed material in article.Parkwells (talk) 19:17, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

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