Why ‘I will light you up’ was a KKK threat to Sandra Bland

When Officer Brian Encinia threatened now dead Black activist Sandra Bland with “I will light you up” over a cigarette and improper lane change, he was echoing a part of America’s racist KKK past. When a KKK member threatens to “light you up” they mean it literally. Here are five historical photos of what “I will... Read more »

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