It really could have been this simple. Race about needlessly, go home, do homework. But it became more.
The afternoon became a lesson in hatred, fear, small mindedness, racism, slavery, and a lesson in lynching. It wasn’t my plan, but somebody else forced this lesson upon us while we wandered around an empty school eating our veggie chips.
I saw the hate signs first. Hard to miss Obama’s face printed and blown up into posters. I didn’t bother reading the words, knew where it was heading in a glimpse. Didn’t see the point in giving it too much attention. No- it were the empty chairs hanging from trees that really made me stop, gasp and freeze in disbelief.