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  • A reality check on claims of vintage ‘fake news’

    The Washington Post - 01/05/2017

    As framed by Breitbart, the Post-Gazette’s report is a comforting revelation for white readers who feel attacked by those dreaded social justice warriors. But here is a reality check, courtesy of Margaret A. Burnham, founder of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern University: “It is far more common to uncover lynchings that made no list and were undisclosed.”

    Burnham’s group, created in 2007, researches decades-old acts of violence against racial minorities. Just a few months ago, the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project discovered a third victim while investigating what had previously been recorded as a double lynching in Kemper County, Miss., in 1930.

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