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Although the Jena 6 incident provoked the most national outrage, the
increasing use of nooses in the workplace, in schools, and in public places
signifies that Jim Crow is alive and well in this country. DiversityInc
instigated the first national Noose Watch to show you recent noose
incidents and increase public awareness of this dangerous racist trend.
This Noose Watch has attracted national attention and was reprinted in
The New York Times and was featured on NPR’s “Talk of the Nation.” It
includes all incidents we know of that have been reported to authorities.
If you know of a noose incident that has occurred within the last year,
please e-mail editor@DiversityInc.com.
Date: Oct. 24, 2007
Where: Atlanta, Ga.
What happened: A noose is discovered hanging around the neck of a bronze statue of
the slain rapper Tupac Shakur at the Tupac
Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts.
Source: United Press International
To see the interactive Noose Watch, which highlights incidents in
each state, go to www.DiversityInc.com/Noose Watch.
Date: September 2007
Where: Macon, Ga.
What happened: A male Graphic Packing
employee hangs a noose on a machine at
work, which another employee discovers
during shift change.
Date: Oct. 30, 2007
Where: Mobile, Ala.
What happened: Mobile Museum of Art
security guards discover a noose in a
Date: Oct. 2, 2007
Where: Anniston, Ala.
What happened: Noose is found hanging
from a utility pole in the industrial area of
the Anniston Army Depot.
Date: Dec. 11, 2007
Where: Pasadena, Calif.
What happened: A noose is found at a
Chevron Phillips chemical plant.
Date: Nov. 13, 2007
Where: Bakersfield, Calif.
What happened: A noose is found
hanging outside of the Alter
Bookshoppe, which is run by a
Date: Oct. 30, 2007
Where: Sacramento, Calif.
What happened: A black mannequin is found
with a noose around its neck in a county
Source: The Sacramento Bee
Date: Oct. 29, 2007
Where: Fairfield, Calif.
What happened: An employee spots a noose
hanging from a manger’s bookshelf.
Source: San Francisco Gate
Date: Dec. 6, 2007
Where: Littleton, Colo.
What happened: A black employee finds a
lynched squirrel hanging from a noose.
Source: The Denver Post
Date: April 2, 2006
Where: Bradenton, Fla.
What happened: Noose is spotted
hanging at the entrance to Bayshore
Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Date: Nov. 11, 2007
Where: Cicero, Ill.
What happened: A noose is found hanging
from a beam of a building at the municipal-building construction site.
Date: Sept. 30, 2007
Where: Gurnee, Ill.
What happened: High-school student hurls
racial slurs at two black-female students
with nooses prominently displayed from
his rearview mirror.
Source: The Chicago Tribune
Date: Nov. 4, 2007
Where: West Lafayette, Ind.
What happened: A small noose is found in
the Purdue University library.
Source: The Courier Journal
Date: Oct. 26, 2007
Where: Terre Haute, Ind.
What happened: A sanitation worker hangs
a noose from his truck alleging it was a part
of his Halloween decorations.
Source: The Star Press