One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘But federal investigations into lynchings could only concentrate on trying to prove that the lynchers had violated their victims' civil rights.’
- ‘The clear reference to lynchers who ravaged black America in Cotter's day belies the poet's reputation for silence about such painful American issues.’
- ‘In effect, lynchers could go about their horrific deeds with the protection of the law and little fear of retribution.’
- ‘Likewise, the collective anonymity of the executioners ensured that few lynchers were ever prosecuted.’
- ‘However, if riots are indeed a language, to return to Brooks's metaphor of mirroring, then it is a language learned from white lynchers.’
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