My son Josh teaches high school in a very racist, still-mostly segregated county of North Carolina.
Josh called last night. One of his students woke Monday night to gunshots outside. He looked out the window to see a CROSS BURNING BURNING IN HIS YARD. As Josh said, "In 2008, Mom...and these are tough kids. And they're scared."
Race-related incidents have escalated lately in the area. Josh's theory is that it might be election-related, and the Southern white supremacists are terrified that a Black man might actually get into the White House.