A man was hanged in Mississippi and the country is mourning. At least we are trying to. This process would be more successful if the victim was treated with dignity by “journalists” explaining the story to us on major media outlets by listing all of the victims prior misdeeds and then choosing to go with a mugshot so we can get an idea of what kind of person we are talking about here.
As a result we now have a battle on our hands. We can not restore this man’s life but we can still restore his humanity. Hopeful as that may sound, it will slow down the grief process of a society that is reeling from hate and fear. The way many of these media outlets like CNN report the news looks more and more like a hate crime on its own.