3 white students from the University of Mississippi and “outstanding” members of the Kappa Alpha fraternity were suspended from their frat and will possibly be investigated for desecrating a civil rights landmark dedicated to the late Emmett Till.
Emmett Till was murdered at 14. He would’ve been 78 years old today. Racists love to shoot the sign marking where his body was found. That pockmarked plaque is the inverse of a gravestone, showing just how alive racism remains in this ugly country of ours. https://t.co/SH0GaU9xbu
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) July 26, 2019
We’ll keep this brief. Hate is taught at home. When you’re a millennial, you must be intentional to disrespect Till’s civil rights legacy with guns and bullet holes. And that involves research.
After being accused of whistling at a white woman, the then 14-year old Till was kidnapped by a white mob, was brutally beaten to death in 1955. That white woman, Carolyn Bryant admitted in 2017, that she lied about Till whistling at her.
Till’s memorial has unfortunately been a target for attacks like this in the past.
But in a time where our government, sports, and everyday citizens, consistently go out of their way to practice casual racism, this is a vile upgrade for 2019.