The Murder Of James Byrd Summary

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The article “The Murder of James Byrd, Jr.,” was about an African American man who was murdered. James Byrd, Jr. was murdered by 3 white men. Byrd was chained to the back of a truck and dragged over an asphalt road for several miles leaving him decapitated and resulting in his death. This is a very eye opening and must-read article about turning a bad situation into a cause worth fighting for. “President Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act in 2009. The law criminalizes violent acts (and attempts to commit violent acts undertaken with a dangerous weapon) when those acts occur because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, or national origin of any person.”
This article talked about a devastating

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