Weekend Reader 12/7/14

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 […]

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Ted Cruz Tells Trayvon Martin’s Mom ‘Stand Your Ground’ Is Not About Race

Ted Cruz Tells Trayvon Martin’s Mom ‘Stand Your Ground’ Is Not About Race

I think I need to stop getting surprised at how those who are privileged and do not have to worry about the issues of double consciousness can say that Trayvon’s shooting was not racially motivated. What gets me is the audacity to go further and say “Stand your Ground” helps African Americans which was not the case for Marissa Alexander who onlyu recently received a new trial

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