MHP Discussion: History of State Terrorism & Racist Rhetoric

By December 22, 2015Academic

On Saturday, December 12, 2015, I was on the MHP Show on MSNBC. In the wake of racist statements about Muslims made by Donald Trump, I was asked what we can learn about our understandings of terrorism from the history of lynching. I noted that racism has continually been used to stoke racial fears against a marginalized group and discussed how not too long ago racist rhetoric was used to justify lynchings.

The segment link can be found HERE

They entire show was excellent and a “syllabus” of the show and the people featured can be found HERE