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effigy
used in Black Like Me

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Definition
a model or other representation — typically of a person — often of someone hated, so that it can be mocked an abused
  • You were hanged in effigy from the center red-light wire downtown on Main Street this morning.
  • He told me that the Star-Telegram had received an anonymous call that racists had hanged my effigy on Main Street.
  • He said they had sent a photographer out to take a picture of the effigy.
  • He told me that a grocer saw the effigy around 5 a.m. when he came to work, called the constable and told him to "get that damned thing down from there."
  • The constable had taken it down and thrown it onto the town junk heap, but when the reporter and photographer got to Mansfield, someone had retrieved the effigy from the dump and hung it on a sign reading: $25.
  • That evening the Star-Telegram carried a six-column banner front-page headline announcing the lynching in effigy.
  • My wife's mother said people in town thought the effigy-hanging was the work of "outsiders.
  • April 7 The Star-Telegram carried an excellent and accurate story as a follow-up to the effigy hanging.

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