It’s crazy to think that Lynching has only recently been legally approved as a hate crime and a federal crime. After 200 failed attempts Senator Kamala Harris made it happen.
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TSR STAFF: Thembi! @ThembiTV_ _____________________________________ #Wayment… So you mean to tell me this whole time lynching wasn’t a federal crime? Oh they super tried it! The United States Senate unanimously passed a bill that makes the horrible act a federal civil rights crime, Wednesday afternoon. _____________________________________ Senator #KamalaHarris was spewing #BlackGirlMagic as she’s the one who led this bill to passing. If found guilty, one could face a life in prison sentencing. It’s been a long time coming, but thank goodness for this breakthrough!
Everyone is very confused how it could take this long to be approved but thankfully everything is in the process. It’s sad that this has been happening for years put sometimes covered up as “suicides”. In our minds slavery seems like so long ago but for I guess not.
Kamala Harris is also a graduate of Howard University so we’re definitely proud of this moment in history!