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I dont know about anyone else, but I was really impacted by the Emmett Hill video. I was so suprised that you couldn't even tell what he looked like in the picture that was published in JET magazine. The way that they tortured and killed this little boy was so inhumane and it is heart-wrenching to think of how his family felt at the time. I hope that justice is brought to this case.

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The smug look of that guys wife, I cannot remember her name and her unwillingness to answer her door, just makes me believe that she was a part of the crime, why else would she hide so? I know we covered it in class, but if she was put in jail for her crimes committed roughly 50 years ago, I believe it would send a message to the prejudiced population in this country as well as to the population demanding equality. The message would be that justice is always served, eventually.

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I could not believe that there were blacks involved with the murder. I guess if a person was threatened enough, they would do almost anything. The wife's son who told Ed Bradley to leave, obviously knew something about his mother's past. Hopefully some justice will come to the case and some healing can begin for Emmitt Hill's family.

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I was shocked at the Emmett Till video also. I don't understand how human beings who are supposed to love and take care of one another could be so mean and cruel to someone just because of their color. We have grown up in a time where racism is not as severe as it once was. I'm thankful for that, but I'll be even more thankful when there is no more racism--if that ever happens. I don't know how the people and their families who tortured Emmett Till can live with themselves each day and be okay with their actions.

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As far as what Scott said, I related it back to the MiLai (sp?) video. The African Americans involved saw it as his life or their own, and like the soldiers, they chose to follow orders. It's definitely a different situation, but the people involved probably have similar feelings.

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What shocked me the most is how recently this was. This was during the time when some of our parents lived, the year my mother was born, NOT THAT LONG AGO. Somebody else mentioned that they're glad we don't have to live in a time with racism like that, but I think we most definitely are still living in that time, it's just that people find better ways to cover it up.

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What struck me about the video was that it truely hit home that some whites at that time not only felt but actually believed that blacks were less than human. I can't imagine that those men would torture a boy that they actually saw as a boy; to them, he was less than human. The fact that blacks were involved also shocked me. That also shows the power that whites had. The black men knew that even if they fought back or testified against the white men, repercussions would come later and justice would never be done in the South at that time. It makes me wonder how many other Emmett Tills there are out there. This case only got attention because of the young man doing his film. Without him, this case would have been buried along with Emmett.

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I was disgusted by the video we watched last class on two notes. One, the white americans who thought that it was okay to just take a young, african-american boy from his families home and torture him the way they did. Not only is it unexplainable, it in unexcuseable. I can't believe the mindset that the majority of people, especially in the south, had with blacks. Secondly, what was wrong with emmett's family? Why did they just stand their and let those people take one of their family members? Most likely if they did something, they probably would have been murdered but i can't believe that nothing was done. Even following the people when they left would have been more helpful then what they did. But again, i shouldn't say anything because i was there, and nothing like that has ever happen to me.

To note about racism today, it still exists, no doubt about it. A very wise man once said that "until the color of a man's skin is of no more significance then the color of his eyes.....THERE'S A WAR."

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