Contemporary black life is controlled by the state. There is a lot missing from the show. I wonder why this is the case? Did they escape to safety in Canada? Still, punishment was not unheard of — though most of the time, if white lynchers were tried or convicted, it was for arson, rioting or some other much more minor offense. The finances of many black people are controlled by the state through welfare cards.
The show, like many other works in the genre, does not address race.
How white Americans used lynchings to terrorize and control black people
Topics Pain and terror: Black women were kept as domestic maids and routinely sexually assaulted by the men in the house while the women looked the other way. Unsurprisingly, lynching was most concentrated in the former Confederate states, and especially in those with large black populations. We have had too many instances right here in Memphis to doubt this, and our experience is not exceptional. The trope of the hypersexual and lascivious black male, especially vis-a-vis the inviolable chastity of white women, was and remains one of the most durable tropes of white supremacy.