Saturday, July 30, 2005

Political Activism or Street Theater?

In hopes of drawing attention to their demands for a new investigation of a 1946 quadruple lynching in Georgia, African-American activists recently reenacted the killings while a crowd of some 200 looked on. Young black men stood in for the Klan attackers (note the white mask in the photo). While this certainly made for a good media event, I have to ask: Am I the only one who thinks this whole thing is a bit morbid? You don’t see Jewish people reenacting the gassing of their relatives to publicize the hunt for Nazi war criminals.


Blogger The Bookhouse Boy said...

Also, is there no more pressing problems than a 60-year-old murder?

4:09 PM  
Blogger Jaime Rodriguez said...

Um, Spielberg, "Schindler's List"? There are dozens of re-enactments of the holocaust. Good job at distancing yourself from human suffering. Seems you could use a refresher in compassion.

11:26 PM  

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