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Links 1 through 8 of 8 by Latoya Peterson tagged nooses

On a campus already facing racial tensions, UC San Diego police said Friday that they were investigating the discovery of a noose hanging from a library bookcase and questioning a student who may be responsible. The probe will look into whether the noose -- which was seen by some as a symbol of lynching meant to intimidate African Americans on the campus -- was connected to recent racially charged incidents and subsequent protests at UCSD.

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Um, late much? "President Bush said Tuesday that recent displays of nooses are disturbing and indicate that some Americans may be losing sight of the suffering that blacks have endured across the nation."

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"A man has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly displaying hangman's nooses from the back of a pickup truck during a civil rights march last year in Jena, Louisiana."

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"The demonstrators said they saw nooses hanging from trucks and one printed on a white longshoreman's T-shirt between early October and late November at the adjoining Long Beach and Los Angeles ports."

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"It seems that the September rally in Jena...signaled not a renewed march toward racial and social justice, but a surprisingly broad and deep white backlash against the gains of black America."

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"Campus police say a Central Michigan University student has admitted to playing a role in hanging four nooses in a classroom...More than 30 students had rallied on the Mount Pleasant school's campus Friday to protest hate crimes."

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"Two Pearland High School students have been charged with disorderly conduct after a security guard saw them hanging a noose in the high school parking lot."

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"The effect was to have the black communties police and stifle their own behavior (don’t rebel, don’t demand your rights, look down, don’t question, don’t complain) in order to avoid a similar fate."

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