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Chilling and cruel
on January 24, 2014
That's about all I can say. I have studied Jim Crow, racism and this nation's tarnished history for forty years. I've read hundreds of books dealing with lynching alone and have developed a tough stomach for these tales of abject horror in my search to understand white Americans (I'm a white German). This one turned even my stomach.
However, it is essential to learn these horrors if one really wants to understand the truth of American culture instead of the myth of American Exceptionalism. It is always better to know the truth, see your nation and culture as it IS, and then work to improve it than simply accept the past as proving our perfection and blithely progressing through life as a fool.