This week is the 54th anniversary of the murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black boy who was tortured, mutilated and then killed by white men after he allegedly whistled at a white woman in Mississippi. Two men, who later admitted to the killing, were acquitted by an all-white jury.
There's a discussion of this over at FreeRepublic.com. Most there seem to think he had it coming.
"There are men, in all ages, who mean to exercise power usefully; but who mean to exercise it. They mean to govern well; but they mean to govern. They promise to be kind masters; but they mean to be masters." Daniel Webster