…the idea of Rep Chip Roy equating lynching with justice was tone-deaf at best and racist at worst. Ida B. Wells collected evidence, proving that Black men accused of rape were innocent. She shone a light on injustice through her writing. In one of her antilynching papers, she described lynching as the “last relic of barbarism and slavery.”
I'm shocked that this idiot is not in jail or at least, facing charges of committing a 'hate crime'.
Thank you for highlighting the courageous work of Ida B. Wells and continuing that brave-hearted work exposing white barbarism.