A photo of students from a North Jersey high school depicting the lynching of a practice dummy wearing a Paulsboro wrestling T-shirt has gone viral, invoking claims of racism.
The photo was made public Monday. It shows seven young white males – most wearing Phillipsburg High School athletic attire, two with their hoods pointed – surrounding the hanged, black figure.
Bubbling beneath the cultural surface, in response to the official sanctification of black crime and racism, is a response that is going to shock the hell out of a lot of people when it finally boils over.
Am I saying that I approve? Not at all. But I’m not pretending that it doesn’t exist, either.
Thanks, Barack Obama!