On Sunday, The New York Times ran a major “op-chart” on its op-ed page entitled “The Geography of Hate” and detailing the apparent rash of racist noose incidents in the last couple of months. The piece discussed the white backlash that has developed since the huge Sept. 20 anti-racist rally in Jena, La., and included a map describing noose incidents across the eastern half of the United States.
The text of the op-chart was written by Mark Potok, director of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project (which produces this blog). The research on noose incidents was the work of a team led by Luke Visconti and Barbara Frankel at DiversityInc., a magazine about diversity and business. The graphic illustration was done by Nigel Holmes.