It’s safe to say that Victor Sheppard was in shock when he was given a noose as a gift one day. He was so taken aback that he refused to return to work after his employer, the Mosner Family Brands, chose to maintain their relationship with the client who made the cruel joke.
Someone actually paid to leave a noose in the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Y’all, that’s some serious hate. At least, that’s the most logical assumption to make given how tough it is to gain admission into the recently opened beacon of history.
Visitors were the ones who found a noose in the an exhibition on segregation and alerted staff. Investigators then spend three hours looking into the scene and removing the noose before re-opening the exhibit, according to Smithsonian.com.
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.”