“You’re a muslim, so why did you write a book about the founder of Christianity?” We’ve probably all seen this video, and if you haven’t, then take a look at the bottom. I’ve watched it about 10 times since it went viral a few days ago, and each time I become more angrier than before. Mainly because of the anchor, Lauren Green, questioning why anyone … Continue reading What Makes The Fox News Interview A Problem
“Is it a surprise to anybody in this room that if you don’t have any money, you won’t get any justice? The only way you’re going to get justice is to turn around and empower yourselves to become lawmakers so you can change the system. and there’s no thought to changing the system today! it’s politics, as usual…” That was just one true statement of … Continue reading Snowden, And A Legacy Of Whistle-Blowers Exposing Inconvenient Truths We Choose To Avoid
“Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot in things racial, we have always been, and we, I believe, continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards…Though race-related issues continue to occupy a significant portion of our political discussion, and though there remain many unresolved racial issues in this nation, we, average Americans, simply do not … Continue reading After Trayvon: Where Do We Go From Here?
“Look, we talkin’ about a justice system that has five-hundred people whose cases were overturned by DNA evidence. I’ve seen a tape where five cops beat up a nigga, and that they said they had a reasonable doubt, and I got my reasonable doubts, too, aight?!?! How come they never found Biggie and Tupacs’ murderer but they arrest OJ the next day? Nicole Simpson can’t … Continue reading Justice According To “The Chappelle Show”
Earlier this week I posted my thoughts on the results of the Zimmerman Trial, I suggest if you haven’t already, check it out. Since then, I’ve received a range of responses–either via blog, Facebook, twitter, or even face to face–of people questioning how useful it is to even have a dialogue on the injustices that occurred. With all the other conflicts going on–The Arab Spring, … Continue reading Tell Me, What Does It Feel Like To [Not] Be A Problem?
With the verdict of Zimmerman already made, so are questions and answers. Particularly, the value of a black man in a legal system that hails its origins from a history of devaluing people who are black. We already knew Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, all evidence pointed to that clear fact, but whether or not he killed him was not the point. The point was to … Continue reading Trayvon, And Justice, In Ruins
I’ve been following the George Zimmerman trial pretty heavily and it’s horrifying for all the obvious reasons. Regardless of what the verdict is in this case will turn out to be, though, it has me thinking just one thing: I, too, along with so many other black men, have been Trayvon Martin at one point or another. Being black, I have a small understanding at … Continue reading I, Too, Have Been Trayvon Martin…