The noose is predominantly a threat to African Americans because of the symbol it holds from early American history.
George E. Curry’s purpose while writing this essay is to inform the citizens of the U.S and people in general that the noose is viewed by African Americans as a threat. The white American population, around the time that the African Americans started to arrive in the U.S as slaves, had incredibly closed minds, which they thought that since they could “own” the African Americans that they were automatically better than them. Anytime the “negroes” did something that the whites didn’t like they were automatic to think they had a right to hang them or beat them. According to curry most lynching victims were white nut that all changes