Trayvon Martin Verdict: Dead Black Kids Tell No Tales
Jul15

Trayvon Martin Verdict: Dead Black Kids Tell No Tales

For the George Zimmerman jury, dead black kids tell no tales, nor is their side of the story especially important.

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We Blend, Trayvon Did Not
Jul15

We Blend, Trayvon Did Not

Our friend, Erin Kotecki Vest, wrote her own commentary on Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman’s acquittal. This has been reposted from Queen of Spain blog with her permission. My Dad walked into the living room and said “Not guilty.” I inhaled. He didn’t have to say anymore. I knew what he was talking about, I knew what he meant. My head swirled. My 10-year old instinctively clung to my left arm. Began petting me. He didn’t...

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Trayvon Will Not Be Forgotten
Jul15

Trayvon Will Not Be Forgotten

I am heartsick over the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case. Perhaps that is proof that despite my advanced age, I am still idealistic enough to believe that our political systems can still work, that with enough work and will, we can actually realize a country that values liberty and justice for all. We still have a long way to go. I do take heart in a couple of things: My husband — who has trouble understanding how he’s...

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