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Equal Justice Initiative's report, "Lynching in America," documents the era of racial terror and its many consequences for our world today.

Mississippi senator, whose runoff opponent is black, jokes about 'public hanging'

A video of Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith joking about attending a public hanging went viral Sunday; her runoff opponent is African-American.

NAACP Calls Mississippi Candidate Hyde-Smith's Hanging Comments "Sick" | | BlackPressUSA

NNPA NEWSWIRE — "Hyde-Smith's decision to joke about 'hanging,' in a state known for its violent and terroristic history toward African Americans is sick. To

GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith jokes about attending ‘public hanging’ before run-off against black Dem

Mississippi Republican Sen.

Amid Senate split, Dems gain in House, as vote count rolls on | Jamie Dupree - AJC

It was not a quiet weekend for elections officials around the country, as vote counting gave Democrats the edge in a Senate race in Arizona, while Republicans kept their leads in key races as a recount began for Senate and Governor in Florida.

Mississippi senator praises man with ‘public hanging’ remark | The Star

Mississippi has a history of racially motivated lynchings of black people. The NAACP website says that between 1882 and 1968, there were 4,743 lynchings in the United States, and nearly 73 per cent of the victims were black. It says Mississippi had 581 during that time, the highest number of any state.

Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith makes joke about "public hanging"

Republican Hyde-Smith faces a run-off in the Mississippi Senate race against Democratic candidate Mike Espy, who is black

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GOP Senate Candidate in Mississippi Jokes About a ‘Public Hanging’

Republican candidates just can’t help themselves from making shockingly racist comments on the campaign trail.

Mississippi senator Cindy Hyde-Smith releases statement on ‘public hanging’ comment

“If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row,” Hyde-Smith said surrounded by rancher Colin Hutchinson and supporters at a November 2nd gathering in Tupelo.

Hyde-Smith’s ‘Public Hanging’ Quip Bombs in State with Most Lynchings

Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith lit up social media Sunday morning after a video clip in which she jokingly says she would be “on the front row” at “a public hanging.”