• FdoCenteno

    Long-held word association tells us that “lynching” is always in reference to Black people, just as “immigration” is always in reference to Hispanics/Latinos. Too narrow & limited.

    When it comes to lynching & mob violence, pls consider this 80-year history of mob violence against “Mexicans”, aptly told by William D. Carrigan and Clive Webb in “Forgotten Dead”, Mob Violence against Mexicans in the U.S., 1848-1928. Based upon Spanish & English archival documents, this book explores through detailed case studies the characteristics and causes of mob violence against Mexicans across time and place. These victims are the “forgotten dead”, an account of Latinos’ historical struggle for recognition of civil and human rights.