Employees of a New York cable company arrived at work to find a noose hanging over the equpment pickup area.
Of course the supervisor who allegedly hung the noose denies he meant anything racist by it.
I cannot count the number of times people have done wrong to someone and then when confronted tried to say they were just joking or that they didn't mean anything by it. The truth is, they did mean something by it. They just got caught.
After all the abjectly evil acts done against blacks over just the last century, how can you expect us to take a symbol like that any other way? This is no different than the bastards here in Austin who painted a swastika on the Hillel center window. Well there is this difference, they didn't try to say it was just a joke.