Thursday, June 7, 2012

Post 34--Murder of James Byrd, Jr.

13 years ago a very sad and cruel thing happened in the world that changed America. The Murder of James Byrd, Jr. On that day june 7th,1998 three men did something so crucial. They killed James by beating him and torturing him and then tying him to the back of their pick up truck and dragging him across asphalt for three miles. And all just because he was black. The three white men that did this are  Shawn Berry, Lawrence Brewer, and John King. Because of this horrible murder there was an act made called the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. The act expands the 1969 United States federal hate-crime law to include crimes done because of the victims gender,color, sexual orientation,ETC.Because of this murder it is one of the many racial crimes that America will remember in history. So today my quote is going to be about racial discrimination in honor of James Byrd,Jr.

Discrimination is a disease.-Roger Staubach

How I wish we lived in a time when laws were not necessary to safeguard us from discrimination.-Barbra Streisand

Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.-Martain Luther King ,Jr.

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