What was James Byrd thinking?
Why the hell would Byrd accept a ride with three redneck white guys in a pick up truck at that time of night? Did he really think they would be friendly to him and take him to his destination, especially if they were intoxicated? Was he totally oblivious to the obvious racial tensions that seemed to be simmering around the town at the time? It just doesnt make sense why he would go in the car with them.share