As I read the headline it was not hard to believe that this was a potential hate-crime. A hate-crime that’s getting very little exposure and connects to a bigger topic that another author brought up in an NBC News article. Why the Notre Dame Cathedral is an integral cultural structure for the world, yet 3 Black historical churches in Louisiana are deemed as unimportant by the media. The Notre Dame Cathedral received a tremendous amount of support and donations from nations across the globe, including America. A structure that could easily be re-built without the need for donations.
Yet here in America, our internal problems are put to the side to focus on a European religious building that has no effect on the American people. At this time it has been revealed in the article that a White man was to blame for the Black church fires, and he was turned in by his father, who happens to be a police officer. Whether or not this mans father was involved or supportive we may never know, but the connection continues to prove that individuals in positions of authority harbor racist sentiments. The connection to Notre Dame is meant to enforce the point that economic institutions of racism help to uphold White empires, empires that have hurt black and Brown ancestors, as France has a long history of colonialism just like America, yet when it comes to Black religious institutions the world, and America stays silent.