Frangela: Nooses are so 20th Century After several students in Jena, La., put nooses on a schoolyard tree, copycats are happening across the country. The comedic duo, Frangela, talks about the resurgence of the noose.
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Frangela: Nooses are so 20th Century

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Frangela: Nooses are so 20th Century

Frangela: Nooses are so 20th Century

Frangela: Nooses are so 20th Century

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After several students in Jena, La., put nooses on a schoolyard tree, copycats are happening across the country.

The comedic duo, Frangela, says nooses are not the funniest subject, but they are a very 20th century form of terrorism. It's time, they say, for something new — maybe something involving holograms.

The comedians say today's environment is one in which people no longer debate and will do things — like hang nooses in a schoolyard tree — people would never dream of doing 20 years ago.

What's needed, they say, is a new cultural and social movement. Well, that and reparations for slavery. Most white people don't understand how important the issue of slavery is to black people.

Frangela talks to Madeleine Brands about the resurgence of the noose.