Posts Categorized: racism

Today's legal lynchings

By Hooman Hedayati The next time you travel to downtown Houston to visit the Museum of Fine Arts, you should walk a few blocks to Houston’s Old Hanging Tree at the corner of Capital and Bagby streets. That huge 200-year-old oak tree is the location where many “Negroes” were illegally lynched many years ago. Almost…read more

Justice for Jena 6

Six young black men from a Jena, Louisiana high school can spend up to 22 years in prison for a racially motivated school fight. The story is very similar to the Jim Crow era where the police, judges and the courts where used to keep the black folks “in their place.” Unfortunately it is sad…read more