Nicolas Stix tells the story of how Emmett Till’s father was hanged by the American military for the rape and murder of a white woman.
The piece by Stix is excellent, calling out numerous lies told by a Jew history professor, Alice Kaplan, about the case. As Stix tells it (he’s a Jew, FYI), if photos of white lynching victims of blacks were passed around like the photo above of Emmett Till, we’d be here sick to our stomachs for days on end.
Since the left has little red meat to throw out to smear the white race as a whole, they focus on the death of Emmett Till. Really, the left uses him like a prop to continue to hammer away the message that whites have no legitimate claim to be able to articulate their own interests in the political arena.
To be clear, Emmett Till could not possibly have done anything to justify his torture and murder at the hands of two white Mississippi men who were acquitted by an “all white jury.” There are likewise tens of thousands of innocent people of all races who have done nothing to justify their fate at the hands of murderers.
But it is only Emmett Till that the (((press))) keeps dredging up.
The woman who claimed that young Till had said and done bad things toward her person was a white mother of two young boys, Carolyn Bryant.
Excerpt from Vanity Fair
On the stand, she had asserted that Till had grabbed her and verbally threatened her. She said that while she was unable to utter the “unprintable” word he had used (as one of the defense lawyers put it), “he said [he had]’”—done something – “with white women before.’” Then she added, “I was just scared to death.” A version of her damning allegation was also made by the defendant’s lawyers to reporters. (The jury did not hear Carolyn’s words because the judge had dismissed them from the courtroom while she spoke, ruling that her testimony was not relevant to the actual murder. But the court spectators heard her, and her testimony was put on the record because the defense wanted her words as evidence in a possible appeal in the event that the defendants were convicted.)
Timothy Tyson, a Duke University senior research scholar, reveals that Carolyn—in 2007, at age 72—confessed that she had fabricated the most sensational part of her testimony. “That part’s not true,” she told Tyson, about her claim that Till had made verbal and physical advances on her. As for the rest of what happened that evening in the country store, she said she couldn’t remember. (Carolyn is now 82, and her current whereabouts have been kept secret by her family.)
But as Carolyn became reflective in Timothy Tyson’s presence, wistfully volunteering, “Nothing that boy did could ever justify what happened to him.” She also admitted she “felt tender sorrow,” Tyson would note, “for Mamie Till-Mobley”—Emmett Till’s mother, who died in 2003 after a lifetime spent crusading for civil rights. (She had bravely insisted that her son’s casket remain open at his funeral in order to show America what had been done to him.) “When Carolyn herself [later] lost one of her sons, she thought about the grief that Mamie must have felt and grieved all the more.” Tyson does not say whether Carolyn was expressing guilt. Indeed, he asserts that for days after the murders, and until the trial, she was kept in seclusion by her husband’s family. But that “tender sorrow” does sound, in its way, like late-blooming regret.
However meaningful an appearance Carolyn Bryant Donham makes in Tyson’s book, she has receded into her private life. This is unfortunate. Her changed attitude, if genuine, might have real meaning today, what with a polarized electorate, renewed racial tensions, and organizations and Web sites promoting white supremacy.
Peter Brimlow over at Vdare makes this statement in relation to the Till case. It’s one I think we can all agree with:
VDARE.COM does not, as it happens, advocate lynching. But it cannot be denied that Till was lynched for what would now be called the sexual harassment of a white woman. And elementary math suggests that, in the almost five decades since his death, up to 1.5 million white women may have been raped by blacks. Perhaps 50,000 whites may have been killed.
In my unassimilated way, I wonder when we`ll see a Till-type PBS Special about this.