Noose to me
The AP ran a story the other day about the arraignment of one of the Jena 6, which included the following explanation:
"A noose is a hated symbol among Southern blacks who view it as a harassing reminder of lynchings in the past."
I would like to point out to the AP copy editors that the noose happens to be a hated symbol among a few other folks as well, including white girls who have spent most their lives above the Mason-Dixon line. And the folks up at Columbia's Teachers College seemed pretty bummed about the one that showed up on a professor's door there recently, too. I'm pretty sure it's not just a hyper-sensitive Southern black thing.
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