If there's one blog post you take the time to read today, it should be this one by Ezekiel Edwards on the DMIblog. Here's how it begins, but please read the whole thing. It's a stunner.
I am going to tell a brief story. Tell me whether you think it takes place in 1957 or 2007.
There is a small town of under 3,000 people. There is a high school in the town. There is a tree at the school known as the "white tree", because only white kids sit under it.
A black student asks school officials for permission to sit under the "white tree". The student receives permission.
A group of black students then sit under the "white tree."
The next day, three nooses, in school colors, are hanging from the "white tree."