This is what President Obama was speaking about at the National Prayer Breakfast. OWN YOUR ISH, #AmeriKKKa.

Jesse Washington5RawStory: The charred corpse of a young black man, tied to a blistered tree in the heart of the Texas Bible Belt. Next to the burned body, young white men can be seen smiling and grinning, seemingly jubilant at their front-row seats in a carnival of death. One of them sent a picture postcard home: “This is the barbeque we had last night. My picture is to the left with a cross over it. Your son, Joe.”

Take a good look at Jesse Washington’s stiffened body tied to the tree. He had been sentenced to death for the murder of a white woman. No witnesses saw the crime; he allegedly confessed but the truth of the allegations would never be tested. The grand jury took just four minutes to return a guilty verdict, but there was no appeal, no review, no prison time. Instead, a courtroom mob dragged him outside, pinned him to the ground, and cut off his testicles. A bonfire was quickly built and lit. For two hours, Jesse Washington — alive — was raised and lowered over the flames. Again and again and again. City officials and police stood by, approvingly. According to some estimates, the crowd grew to as many as 15,000. There were taunts, cheers and laughter. Reporters described hearing “shouts of delight.”

When the flames died away, Washington’s body was torn apart and the pieces were sold as souvenirs. The party was over.

People & Events: Lynching in America

When Washington was dead, his charred remains were lassoed by a man on a white horse and dragged around the city. The head fell off and small boys sold the teeth for five dollars apiece. Pieces of the chain sold for twenty-five cents. Spectators even gathered and carried off pieces of charred bone and bits of the hanging tree to be kept as souvenirs or sold to others.

We saw some of the same things happen in 2013 as it did during Slavery and Jim Crow. Police burned Chris Dorner alive on national tv. Where was the outrage from the media? Chris Dorner was TRAPPED inside a building in 2013. Police could have waited Dorner out. But they wanted to make an example of him. They set the building on fire. It was ruthless and barbaric. Same EVIL as ISIS.

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17 Responses to This is what President Obama was speaking about at the National Prayer Breakfast. OWN YOUR ISH, #AmeriKKKa.

  1. roderick2012 says:

    It’s obvious that Obama has resigned himself that he won’t get anything through Congress these final two years so he doesn’t have half a phuck to give any more.

    White folks’ heads are SPINNING!!!

  2. majiir says:

    Some Americans have short memories. James Byrd was hooked up to the back of a pickup truck in TX by three white supremacists in 1998 and dragged three miles until he died. I have no doubt that these three tools considered themselves to be “good” Christians. Some Americans live in a state of denial–a denial that relies strongly on whether something affects them or not. If it doesn’t, it’s no biggie. If it does, we should all rally to their assistance, show sympathy, and do something about it. That many of these persons call themselves Christians goes unsaid. They sat on their behinds and rallied for George Zimmerman while forgetting that Trayvon Martin was a human being and one of God’s children. They rallied to Cliven Bundy’s side because he was a white, Christian male. It was only after he revealed himself to be a racist that they abandoned him. These same Christians did the same thing by denying Michael Brown’s humanity and taking the side of his killer Darren Wilson, and they made him a millionaire. Each of these incidents show that atrocities are still being committed in the name of Jesus/God by individuals who identify themselves as Christians, and millions of them are still supporting these injustices. When incidents like these occur, they forget all about Jesus, God, and the Bible, and revert to their racist beliefs.

  3. Ametia says:

    and it’s absolutely no coincidence that Clint Eastwood’s movie “American Sniper” came out at this time and is #1 for 3 weeks running to justify us going into other countries and kill some more of them evil brown people.


    White folks are flocking to see this pile of shit to booster their conscience and further push that American exceptionalism/heroic shit. White exceptionalism that is. What a load of SHIT!

  4. Ametia says:

    We don’t need to fight ISIS, we need to fight the domestic terrorism that still reigns here in AMERICA. And that, my people is why they’re MAD about what PBO said at that prayer breakfast



    • Ametia says:

      Chris Dorner knew he wasn’t come out of that chase alive. He had way to much on those evil mofos. That’s why they burned him alive.

  5. Racists in America burned black men ALIVE & partied around the bodies.They took photos, ate popcorn & kept body parts as souvenirs. #AmeriKKKa

    • Ametia says:

      Yes; they cut off the black man’s testicles. The black man’s very manhood was a threat to them, so they cut off their testicles to emasculate them. Just EVIL

      The BALLS ON THOSE CLOWNS, and absolutely No pun intended.

    • rikyrah says:

      they put pictures of lynchings on POST CARDS

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      I am to the point of vomiting……the horrific evil!!!

      And the depravity of keeping souvenirs!!! I did not know about the skin souvenirs until I read this article in February 2014 —- this is a PRESENT-day case:

      THU FEB 20, 2014 AT 04:04 PM PST
      Who Keeps Trophies Made From the Skin of Lynched African Americans?”


      …….I saw a story that a white man, and not just an ordinary citizen, but a public official, not only claimed to own a family heirloom fashioned from the skin of a black man lynched in 1896, but also specifically told African American residents of Algood, TN (that is actually the name of the town, I swear on the spirit of the Flying Spaghetti Monster) in order to intimidate a young black man from filing a complaint against the Algood Fire Department because its Deputy Fire Chief had refused to give his mother CPR, which might have saved her life, because she was, well, BLACK!!!! …

      …..Apparently, the answer to my question is a man named “William Sewell,”a long time medical investigator with the Tennessee Department of Health. Here’s the rest of the story:

      Last summer, Sewell began investigating a case involving the Algood Fire Department in Putnam County.

      In an interview with the man who filed the complaint, Shun Mullins, Sewell began telling a graphic story about a black man who was lynched near Baxter, Tennessee, many years ago.

      The state claimed Sewell’s conduct in that interview could be perceived as a “form of intimidation” toward Mullins.

      First, after asking if Mr. Mullins had ever been a guest of the state’s penitentiary, he heard Mr. Mullins describe the refusal of The Algood Fire Department to save his mother’s life, and then falsified medical reports to cover up that fact, Sewell decided to relate a little of his own family history regarding race relations:

      “Mr. Sewell goes into a story about a hanging, that he had been told, about the hanging of a black man,” Mullins said. […]
      “They hung him, and they started carving his skin out of his back. It was like he got excited telling this story,” Allen remembered.

      Judy Mainord said Sewell continued the story by saying, “They lowered the body, and all the white men standing around took turns removing the skin from the black man’s back.”

      The three say Sewell finished with a shocking detail, that he still owned a “strap” of the lynched man’s skin, passed down from his grandfather.

      Thankfully, even the Great State of Tennessee recognized that this wasnot part of Sewell’s job description and subsequently fired him.

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