Lynching Ain’t Funny … Ever
Posted on March 20, 2014
For some reason, some white folks think that the atrocities blacks have been made to endure are the perfect breeding ground for jokes. Just like the continuing “black face” costumes that somehow persist, the use of nooses just seems too tempting to resist. Somebody somewhere needs to get these people to understand that making fun of the ritualistic, humiliating, and demoralizing public killing of black people isn’t funny.
Nooses have been everywhere lately. Case #1: Students from New Jersey’s Phillipsburg High School wrestling team decided to take a “comical” picture of themselves around a dark skinned wrestling dummy hanging from a noose … with their hoods pointed like the KKK. All in good fun, of course.