About Last Night

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?

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Talks at the Schomburg: Racial History of the American Criminal Justice System

Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America discusses racism in the criminal justice system with Michelle Alexander author of The New Jim Crow. Great discussion that more people need to start having to address the issued raised in this talk.

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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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