This link will hurt. Don’t

This link will hurt. Don’t go unless you’re prepared. 60 Minutes ran a brief story on this exhibit of lynching photos some time ago. I don’t usually react to television, and I’m as jaded as any other American. I couldn’t watch the end of the segment before I had to leave the room in tears. Forget everything you’ve learned about the subject from movies. Lynchings weren’t a back-woods affair with a few redneck bigots in attendance. They were parties. Bring the whole family–pack a picnic.

I think most people in this country have no idea how fucked up we were. They think there is no “race problem”, because they don’t understand the depth of the trespass. Yes, we’ve made progress. Yes, there are still problems. Big ones. Maybe this exhibit will help people understand why.

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