The legacy of such brutal, racist murders is still largely ignored. Generally speaking and especially early on, the white press wrote sympathetically about lynchings and their necessity to preserve order in the south. Lynching by fire is the vengeance of a savage past … The sickening outrage is the more deplorable because it easily could have been prevented. Inafter a failed insurrection outside New Orleansfor example, whites decorated the road to the plantation where the plot failed with the decapitated heads of blacks, many of whom planters later admitted had nothing to do with the revolt. Gilead is ever-present, and regularly ignored.
Trans people are not the only omission.
How white Americans used lynchings to terrorize and control black people
The Lynching of Mack Charles Parker. Lynchings were only the latest fashion in racial terrorism against black Americans when they came to the fore in the late 19th century. Man admits to rape, murder of Eurydice Dixon. This colour-blind approach also bleeds into commentary about the show. The subjugation the handmaids experience is predicated on their ability to give birth.