The Nation Responds to the Cross Burning

The widespread response to the cross burning reveals that the cross burning was an exceptional event. This map features just a fraction of the newspaper articles that were written about the incident. A reading of the language used in these documents, and an attention to the details mentioned in the texts, reveals attitudes about race and racism that might have otherwise gone unspoken. In a sense, the way that the cross burning was discussed in different settings can serve as a litmus test for regional politics.

 

 

The Nation Responds to the Cross Burning