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Artist Jan Kather, who teaches photography and video art at Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y., recently produced this video memoriam for worshippers killed in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.

Local relevance: An image from the 1920 Duluth lynchings is included.

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Herzog

about 4 years ago

See if it were me I wouldn't have necessarily called it a day on this topic and went home for some meatloaf, even though it is another pleasant reminder of American atrocities. Now now troll criers, indeed it is good to remember history lest we're doomed to repeat it, and kudos for a memorial video meant to prevent evil. Alas it's hard to single out those who need to watch this the most even though readers of PDD are perhaps not among those most needy. I guess if this touches one hateful redneck all will be worth it, but seeing as there's already a two story memorial dedicated to the lynchings most folks drive by once a day, maybe we've had ample exposure to them for tonight?  

Where's the memorial to the hundreds of native girls abducted and vanished here over the last century?  I guess everybody knows natives aren't as cool/high on the racially oppressed totem as blacks because, well, I don't know why, they didn't invent hip hop? They sure died in greater numbers. As far as groups we're supposed to feel sorry for the most I think it goes Jews, then blacks, maybe the mentally disabled, old people, homeless people, the Chinese, and finally Native Americans.   Isn't there a video of a sullen Sparhawk beaten down by fame and berating the interviewer floating around somewhere we can end with instead?  How about cute huskies and poodles of Lakeside?

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