It hit me not long ago, as I listened to more than one television pundit say that the Black Lives Matter movement is a hate movement, specifically against, police officers, that they do not understand the concept of perhaps the most important word in the BLM moniker: “matter.” The Black Lives Matter movement didn’t erupt… Read More Black Lives Matter – Not So Much
So, Marissa Alexander still faces 60 years in prison for shooting a warning shot into the air to ward off her abusive husband. Meanwhile, while she is awaiting a new trial, George Zimmerman is walking free. Alexander faces three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Prosecutor Angela Corey, who failed to gain convictions… Read More Stand Your Ground Only If You’re White?
I wonder if any black person has ever had the benefit of having a trial with an impartial jury. The Sixth Amendment of the Constitution says that American citizens are entitled to a trial with an “impartial jury.” That phrase has been interpreted as one having the right to a trial with a jury “by… Read More Michael Dunn, George Zimmerman, and Fear
This morning I am waiting with bated breath the verdict in the Michael Dunn murder trial. It is day three of this so-called “loud music” trial. I am so afraid the jury will bring back a verdict of “not guilty” or that there will be a hung jury. I am afraid because in so many… Read More Waiting for Justice
The president finally said something about the outcome of the George Zimmerman second-degree murder trial. He spoke honestly about what it is to be African-American, specifically an African-American male, in this country. He said that, 35 years ago, he could have been Trayvon Martin. And he was and is right. Many whites really do not… Read More The President, Racism, and Trayvon Martin