In the span of two days, this week in May of 2017, two incidents of racial hatred demonstrate that America’s race problem is far from solved.
On the brink of the NBA Finals, basketball superstar LeBron James’ home was spray painted with a racial epithet. The very next day, authorities find a noose among the artifacts and exhibits at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Lebron James responds:
“Hate in America, especially for African Americans, is living every day.”
Response from the National Museum of African American History and Culture:
“Today’s incident is a painful reminder of the challenges that African Americans continue to face.”
~ Lonnie Bunch III Founding Director