Create a national monument to the victims of lynching, genocide and racial injustice in America
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Create a national monument to the victims of lynching, genocide and racial injustice in America

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      Sacramento, CA

To Barak Obama,
President of the United States,
The White House, Washington, DC.

Dear Mr. President,

I propose the creation of a national monument to the memory of the thousands of American men, women and children who have fallen victim to the passion of mob rule and suffered the long dark days of lynching that has stained our great history, as well those who suffered our shameful episodes of Native American genocide and Japanese internment.

I believe, Mr. President, it would be fitting in these early years of the new millennium, that we begin by putting behind us this grim legacy of an age when people succumbed to such expressions of intolerance and violent policy as well as offering some comfort and closure for those whose ancestors suffered these barbaric injustices. I think we can only do so if we forthrightly acknowledge the victims and their families of these cruel episodes of shame, many of whom will forever remain nameless.,. Lynching and other expressions of racial hatred is a wound which still cries to be healed. For that reason I propose our government help us do so by building a fitting national monument and grounds that will at last give these invisible groups a visible sign of acknowledgement and a place where their memory may come home to rest and where all Americans may go to honor them.

Mr. President, we all need closure on these sad chapters of American history. I think this monument to the victims of lynching and other cruelties will be a good way to provide that and to affirm that we are, indeed, one nation.

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Sculpture: Isamu Noguchi, "Lynched Man", 1934

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President of the United States
Create a national monument to honor and remember the victims of lynching and other episodes of racial hatred and intolerance.

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    1. Germany 'Gets It' With A Monument To Its Forgotten Victims

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      Germany has recently created a monument to others of its forgotten groups of victims of the holocaust. The Roma and other ethnic groups were subjected to genocidal actions of the Nazis no less brutal than those visited on the Jews and other targets of Nazi aggression. http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/monument-to-sinti-and-roma-murdered-in-the-holocaust-opens-in-berlin-a-863212.html It serves to underscore the need for the U.S. to bring its own episodes of shame and atrocities into the light and visible consciousness of a nation trying to regain its moral compass and establish justice and equality for all of its citizens.

      A Monument to the Porajmos: Sinti and Roma Holocaust Victims Remembered in Berlin - SPIEGEL ONLINE

      Berlin is home to several monuments to Germany's dark past. On Wednesday, Chancellor Angela Merkel helped inaugurate another one, this one dedicated to the Sinti and Roma murdered by the Nazis in the Holocaust. With persecution of the minority on the rise, its unveiling could hardly have been more timely.

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    • Neahle Madden SANTA ROSA, CA
      • 6 months ago

      Acknowledgement of events is first step toward restoring Justice.

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    • Pris Campbell, PhD LAKE WORTH, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      It's a cause whose time is long overdue.

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    • Karin Gibeau SPRING, TX
      • almost 2 years ago

      I'm always been a cheerleader for the underdog...

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    • Chenae Meneely GUERNEVILLE, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      This is our collective history . We need to have a symbol , aplace to mourn and honor

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    • Colombe Leland ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • almost 2 years ago

      I believe inconvenient history is the most important history to memorialize.

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