Talk:Lemuel Penn

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Motivation[edit]

On January 4, 2010 Darwinek wrote: (.color of their skin was the reason why Klansmen spotted them and killed Penn)

According to Darwinek logic, the skin color of the passengers in one car is important but the skin color of those in the other car is not. I disagree. Skywriter (talk) 00:57, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

No. You are missing several simple points.
1.) Penn wasn't killed "because they were racist", Penn was killed, because they were racist and he was black. If Lemuel Penn would've been white officer, nothing would've happen to him.
2.) Also you are missing the point that many of Klan's victims were not black. Their victims included several Jews, many Roman Catholics and even several White Anglo-Saxon Protestants who were perceived as "traitors" for various reasons, mostly for supporting the Civil Rights Movement.
3.) The fact that he drived with two black Reserve officers is mentioned in the source used in the article, as well as underlined in the History Channel's Special Ku Klux Klan: A Secret History.
4.) Mentioning that his killers were white is of course right but saying "white Ku Klux Klan members" is like saying "Catholic Pope". Members of the Klan could've been only White Anglo-Saxon Protestants by their rules.
Regards. - Darwinek (talk) 12:56, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
The article is now balanced I think, mentioning that three black officers have been chased by three white Klansmen. For the fragment of the documentary I mentioned above, see this YouTube link and watch from about 3:30. Regards. -Darwinek (talk) 13:16, 4 January 2010 (UTC)