Saturday, July 20, 2013

Thoughts on the Zimmerman Verdict

White privilege and racial profiling defined:


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We're not just imagining things when we say, "If the situation were reversed..."

Man Convicted for Shooting Teenager

NY Times, 2007: "Mr. White testified that Aaron woke him from a deep sleep the night of the shooting, yelling that 'some kids are coming here to kill me.' Mr. White said he considered the angry teenagers a 'lynch mob.'

'John White and his family were scared to death.'”

While the murderers of the 20 young men in the link below "committed no crimes," and were acquitted, 193 African American men were convicted of crimes they DIDN'T commit. They spent an average of 13.6 years behind bars before being exonerated by DNA evidence ( Again, it's not just our imaginations...
I wish the jury were as enlightened as Anne Braden (, who wrote a letter to southern white women in 1972 in which she proclaimed, "We are women, we are human beings, we will no longer be used as things, as tools of white supremacy."

You can read the whole 12-page letter here: 

More to come... 


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