The Farce of July

     This social malady is present in the jokes about nooses and the insistence of those who tell them. Forget that there have been thousands of lynching’s and that the racialized terror continues to traumatize communities of color. This buffoonery insists that it is not racist to joke, even when the jokes are about hate crimes. Some are inspired to mock the murder of George Floyd, posting photos of themselves kneeling on each other’s necks to mimic the murder of George Floyd, or to make jokes about not being able to breathe… […]