I must remember not to use the word “destroy.”
The purpose of lynchings, as was the murder of George Floyd, was to intimidate the witnesses with examples of what to avoid by doing what they are told. The object is to coerce obedience. Which means that the victims are incidental. Focusing on the victims lets the perps off the hook. How many killers of black people were tried, convicted and sent to prison for life to impress on their kith and kin that their behavior was wrong? The U.S. justice system is not racist; it is basically unjust because it advantages property over the natural person and, in the interest of protecting property both persons and nature get devastated.