Terry Jones hangs Effigy of President Obama Hanging from a noose. From 1882 – 1968 over 5000 African Americans were lynched in the south. Mr. Jones actions are so incendiary, and ignorant that it really should call for inaction. However, in this instance, silence would be consent. If we are silent and ignore Mr. Jones this could possibly open the door for more drastic measures against Homosexuals and followers of Islam. First an effigy on church property, next a cross burning in front of black church, or churches that are open and acceptant. The noose and hanging scene has planted a dark stain on this country’s history and has no place in existence to make statements that share undertones of why blacks were lynched in America.