Indianapolis - Depictions of slavery and lynching on a sign outside a church on Indianapolis’ northeast side are drawing support and criticism. The sign in front of the Greater St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church urges drivers to register to vote. But it also features pictures of two men being lynched and a drawing of slaves in shackles. The Rev. Joy Thorton said the display is meant to emphasize the importance of the power to vote, especially within the black community. ”I think there is a sense of complacency about the price that was paid for one of the most precious rights we have, and that is the right to vote,” she said. “That sign serves as a historical reminder.” ”It is disturbing, however, it is a part of history that we have to remember,” she said.
“Other pictures could have been put up, other words could have been said rather than have people think, ‘I’m going get hung. I’m going to get lynched, if I don’t vote,’” said Mary Bishop, who owns Mary’s Seafood right across the street. Eddie Warren, a contractor who is repairing a fence across from the sign, said he believes it should be removed. ”Take it down. This is 2012,” he said. “You don’t supposed to do the racial thing. I don’t know what it means.”
Vote or Die bitch! Or in this case, vote or get sent back to 1890 and get hung from a tree by a bunch of Klan members.
Honestly who gives a shit if a bunch of black people want to remind each other to vote by pointing out that voting for the white guy might just possibly mean they’ll get lynched and thrown over the nearest Oak. The concept might be a little outdated by a century or so but if that’s what motivates you, by all means, have at it. I mean, when Common went to the White House Bill O’Reilly was about two burst blood vessels away from turning into General Francis X. Hummel and blowing up every fried chicken shop and shoe store in the western hemisphere. Dude had every right to get mad too. Common’s a crazy mother fucker that drives luxury SUV’s and models clothes for the Gap. No reason not to think Mitt Romney and his violent background as a Mormon missionary businessman wouldn’t turn into a Grandmaster the second he won the office.