This year has been a roller coaster no just because of all that I have accomplished but because of all that has happened in our world. I started 2014 knowing that I would graduate from college and hopefully make it to a PhD history program. I did not know that I would have the opportunity […]Read more "2014: A Year in Review"
In the past week so much has happened personally with me finishing my first semester of graduate school but also more internationally with the announcement that the US will move to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba and North Korea being behind the Sony hack that it is easy to forget what happened last week especially as everyone prepares for Christmas. We cannot let 12/13/14 idly slip into another date where people rose up to protest but no real change was brought.Read more "12/13/14, One Week Later"
I should have released a reader earlier but this week has been very hectic with jury duty and final classes and papers. I have included the links to some pictures that I saw on Facebook that are perfect descriptions of what is going on in the minds of many. Since I have been late to posting […]Read more "Article Reader for the Week of 12/08-12-12"
Don’t worry I am not disclosing anything about the case, which I barely remember. Jury duty has become the scorn of many for its inconvenience in our lives but it is a requirement that all US citizens have the privilege to participate in. The concept of being judged by ones peers is very noble but […]Read more "What my First Time on Jury Duty Taught me about the Law and Race in America"
Eric Garner No Such Thing As Racial Profiling, Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker What the Eric Garner Grand Jury Didn’t See, Amy Davidson, The New Yorker If Eric Garner Were White, Peter Beinart, The Atlantic Gabrielle Union: Lack of Compassion About Eric Garner Makes Me Fear for My Family, Ryan Buxton, The Huffington Post The US Injustice System-or How […]Read more "Weekend Reader 12/7/14"
While I was in the crowd my emotions raged war within. I was afraid to say the chants because of fear that I would get angry and then not be able to do something and start to cry. I was confused because last Summer was the 50th year anniversary of the March on Washington, this Summer marked the 50th year anniversary of Freedom Summer, and 4 days ago (Dec. 1) was the day 59 years ago when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat and lit the fire that would launch the 381 day Montgomery Bus Boycott. I was confused because why was I marching? Why are WE still marching for people to realize racism is real?Read more "About Last Night"
Well here we are again, the day after another jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the death of an unarmed black man. If you ain’t think they didn’t care about us before I hope your mind has changed. The parallels between this a Ferguson are astounding. There was a majority white […]Read more "Post No Indictment Reader #2: Eric Garner Edition"