Students at Gotha Middle School knew something was wrong when they arrived for class and saw a rope hanging outside. It was tied into a noose and left for all to see.
Instead of getting a security system, an Oklahoma homeowner decided to send a warning to potential thieves in a very different way. Merle Martindale of Okmulgee County hung multiple nooses on a tree in front of his property along the highway with a sign that read, “It’s best not to be hanging around this area after dark.” Martingale denies any racial implications, according to CBS.
A noose was found hanging from a tree on the Duke campus Wednesday morning.
A picture of the noose and statement was posted to the Duke People of Color Caucus Tumblr:
“To all black students, staff, faculty, and/or Durhamites on campus and in the area: Please take care of yourselves and each other. This campus is not a safe space, and has proven beyond any doubt that it is a hostile environment for any and all black people.”
This incident follows a case of racist chanting just two weeks ago, writes the Duke Chronicle. In that case, a black student claimed that white students chanted the same lynching song as the Oklahoma University SAE chapter at her while she was walking on campus.
Photo: Duke People of Color Caucus
The United Parcel Service (UPS) says it’s investigating one of their drivers after a man says he handed him a noose during an office delivery.
Georgia resident David Mitchell says the driver acted strangely when they first encountered each other during work hours.
A Houston area man says he found a noose hanging in his workplace not once, but twice in the same week.
Jeremee Molo first noticed a noose hanging from a piece of equipment at Atlas Copco on Tuesday.
A Washington County, Oregon woman found a noose in her cubicle at her office.
Vanessa Savage entered her job at Washington County’s housing authority and saw the noose, from her supervisor, attached with a note that said “termination notice.”