Hang a man at the end of a noose, he will remember it forever and his descendants will never forget it.
The era of lynching may be over, but the legacy of the infamous noose lives on.
I am always being told that “slavery is over”, “get over it”, “stop sniveling and crying about the past”, and “move on”. But yet there are some white people teaching their children how to make nooses to dangle before the eyes of Negro children.
What do you think? Do you think that these Jena white children dreamed up this idea of “nooses” out of the abstract air?
It is the invisible hand of the devil, trying to dredge up fears in black people about things that happened in the past- when lynching Negroes was a sport.
As I wrote about the “Hanging Tree” in Jena, Louisiana, someone recalled when it was an innocent twig, planted on the lawn of Jena High School. The so-called prank that white students pulled on black students for requesting to sit under the segregated shade tree was three nooses draped over a limb. By their actions, they declared it a "hanging tree", and then say it was all a joke- then turn around again and smear in the black children’s face everyday at school.
[To Be Continued]