Reckoning with racism

A review of Drew G. I. Hart

Why does the church participate in modern-day lynching, or at most turn a blind eye, rather than protesting as our faith would dictate?


The Cross and the Lynching Tree, by James H. Cone

My great-grandfather was lynched. It was not a big affair in the town square; it happened on a dusty southern road. But its imprint and the communal denial in the small southern town that is our homeland have had lasting reverberations for generations of my family.