The Racism-Industry Lynch Mob

The Racism-Industry Lynch Mob: Who benefits?
National Review
by Michael Fumento, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, and formerly an attorney with the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

The incident itself was tragic enough, but what ensued was truly awful.

On June 16, a black teenager named Raynard Johnson was found hanging from a tree in his front yard, his body still warm, a belt tied around his neck. His parents said they believed the 17-year-old had been lynched, and a firestorm exploded.

The evidence for lynching? The parents said they didn’t recognize the belt as one of their son’s; they thought they had heard dogs barking around the house before the incident; and Raynard was an honor student who seemed happy. Most importantly, he was dating or was friends with a couple of white girls, about which some locals had allegedly complained. And this was Mississippi.

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