Saturday, February 18, 2006

James Allen: Without Sanctuary

(Advisory--extremely disturbing, painful... but it is necessary that we do not forget, some of the materials are back online, including an illuminating flash movie with James Allen about his intent in putting together this exhibition/book)

Without Sanctuary: Artifacts of Lynching in America


tober said...

Why were those people so inhumane? It's like the coliseum in ancient Rome.

Thivai Abhor said...


I would assume that they were allowed/trained to think that the people they were exploiting/abusing were not "like them" and thus not worthy of humane treatment/respect.

This would be similar to most americans acceptance of the torture of muslims in the ongoing war on terror (or I would say it is along the same lines--it may not be the same institutionally speaking, but it is a process where we accept them as "different" and not deserving of the rights we accord to ourselves/others)