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Hate Crime: The Story of a Dragging in Jasper, Texas

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On June 7, 1998, James Byrd Jr., a forty-nine-year-old black man, was walking home from a party when three white men in a pickup truck offered him a ride. They drove Byrd out to a lonely country road, tied him to a logging chain, and dragged him three miles to his death.

Joyce King, an award-winning journalist and native Texan, was assigned to cover the story, which drew in
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published December 2nd 2003 by Anchor (first published May 2002)
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Patty
Jan 23, 2012 Patty rated it really liked it
I do believe that people are a result of the environment in which they grew up in, and this is another example of that fact. It is also evidence that prisons breed racism to it's highest levels. This is a true story about what happens to a black man simply because he was black, although the book is much more about how hateful people can be and the need to have someone beneath them to insult, harm and kill. There is so much talk on tv today about bullying, and that is what this is at it highest ...more
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Beautifully-crafted story of a very ugly crime in Jasper, Texas.
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