WHITE HOUSE (AP) -- President Bush says recent displays of nooses are disturbing, and show that some Americans are losing sight of suffering that African Americans have endured throughout history.
Marking African American history month at the White House, Bush says the era of lynching is "a shameful chapter in American history." He says displaying a noose "is not a harmless prank," and that the word "lynching" shouldn't be mentioned in jest.
Bush says the noose is a symbol of "gross injustice," and that Americans should agree that displaying a noose is "deeply offensive."
Wow. What a breakthrough!