Unformatted text preview: lynched at once. Dr. Bornstein mentioned that Michigan lynched eight people throughout history. Seven of these eight people were Caucasian and one was African American. The most recent of these lynchings was of a twenty-seven year old Irishman in Corunna, Michigan. To conclude the lecture, Dr. Bornstein discussed the history of ethnic categories, how they began about thirty years ago, and today, people group themselves into approximately five categories. The presentation Dr. Bornstein gave was enlightening and revealing of the history and symbolic meaning of the noose. It was not only entertaining but also interesting. The speech fit well into the community following the incident last October. “The History of the Noose” was overall enjoyable and a presentation I would recommend anyone to go see....
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- Spring '08