Today, when doing the rounds on popular news aggregator Reddit, I came across an article about the May 11 (2015) Greensboro Georgia lynching of Roosevelt Champion III, 43. As the agreed upon story goes so far:
|“||"Greensboro Police Chief Ossie Mapp who is a Black Male, along with others in the Greensboro PD told NBC News that a neighbor called 911 about 9 a.m. ET to report finding a body behind a house on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Police discovered the body of Roosevelt Champion III, 43, who Champion didn't live at the address in Greensboro, in east-central Georgia between Athens and Augusta, Mapp said."||”|
As I was going through the comments of one of my favorite Black subreddit, I read the comment that made me chuckle-smh a little.
So true, Alienm00se. So true.
Anywho, the comments were few where I was looking, so I said to myself, “what are white folks saying about this lynching. I scrolled up and clicked ‘other discussions’, and lo and behold,
Another one down? What?
Ohhh its /r/coontown. Lets see what they comments are looking like…
First thing that caught my eye was all the graphics put up around the site
...and I knew what I was dealing with. Unrefined racists, downright pleased with this news.
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A forensic autopsy concluded that the manner of death was suicide and the cause of death was hanging, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.
|“||"After a thorough autopsy examination, there was no evidence of any inflicted trauma to Champion's body"||”|
Unrefined white folks publicly denounce racism, while privately bigging it up. Refined white folks publicly and privately denounce racism while making laws that restrict the lives of non-white people.
Larry Wilmore, host of the Nightly Show discusses unrefined racism below.