The irony is such that those were the very same individuals who committed the most heinous atrocities in the history of our nation. They are the same people who have embraced, condoned, implemented and nurtured slavery; they are the same people who would rather die than to accept the end of slavery; they are the same people who used inhumane treatments towards Black slaves; they are the same people who did not hesitate to kill those slaves to force them to submission; they are the same people who fought very hard to deprive Blacks of the same rights they have.
That predicament has always been the irony in the American society. As a nation of Christian faith, we’re always quick to forgive without holding those responsible for the predicament accountable, unless they are Black. As such, the South arose as a standard bearer of Christianity to dictate how the rest of the country should live all the while committing egregious crimes they deem necessary to keep its residents in control.