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How Lynching is Related to Sexism

And why Ida B. Wells is my new hero

Screenshot from CNN live coverage of debate about anti-lynching bill, when Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker gave passionate rebukes to Rand Paul. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFHWRG6YOd0

When I read that Senator Rand Paul obstructed a bill making lynching illegal while complaining that it included minor injury in the definition, I had to ask myself, what does the word “lynching” mean?

As an older white woman with a California public school education, I was never directly taught much about black history…

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Patsy Fergusson

Patsy Fergusson

Tree hugger. Tour guide. Top Writer. Feminist. Newly-baptized Bay swimmer. Editor of Fourth Wave. https://medium.com/fourth-wave