Man Kidnapped Woman, Forced Her To Watch ‘Roots’ To ‘Understand Her Racism'

Courtesy of The Gazzete.


A Cedar Rapids man kidnapped a woman and forced her to watch the nine-hour miniseries "Roots."

Robert Lee Noye, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was accused of holding a woman captive and forcing her to watch “Roots” so she could “better understand her racism,” The Gazette reported.

“Roots” is a nine-hour minisearies that chronicles author Alex Haley’s family line, from the capture and enslavement of his ancestor Kunta Kinte to the liberation of his descendants.

When the woman tried to move, Noye, 52, told her to “remain seated and watch the movie with him or he would kill her and spread her body parts across Interstate 380 on the way to Chicago,” the complaint said.

Noye faces first-degree harassment and false imprisonment charges.

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Novel idea, but a good one


What a great thing because seriously under educated Republicans refuse to educate themselves on history from a multicultural perspective.


I think Black people should be kidnapped and forced to listen to a group of Queer people talk about their experiences with anti-Queer racism so that Black people can better understand their racism.

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