It is by now old news that Martin Zimmerman has finally been arrested for the unprovoked killing of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed, 17 yr old African American teenager on his way home from the store with a bit of junk food. It took over a month and huge public outcry to get even this small step towards justice but it is the right first step.
But in case you need something new to get outraged about I would like to call your attention to the equally, if not more, outrageous case of Kenneth Chamberlain's murder at the hands of Whiteplains NY police officers. Read more
Since George Zimmerman’s arrest, much has come out about George Zimmerman, much of it to portray the 29-year-old as just a really nice guy trying to protect this gated community in Sanford. It also shows just how much he involved himself into the string of burglaries that took place before that fateful night; handing out his card to victims of the burglaries after police had already questioned them.
Mr. Zimmerman was asked to start a neighborhood watch but he took it to another level, becoming sort of an unofficial private cop, carrying his gun with him when he patrolled as a neighborhood watch captain. Read more
The History and The Inspiration:
I began this article several months ago.
I never felt that it was ready for publication and one thing leading to another; it sat in my files untouched.
Today I was perusing my files and came upon it.
Trayvon Martin; they say; has made it Ok to talk about race in America again.
I hope that’s true because; Man have I got something to say.
Now God forbid you should think that I waited for anyone’s permission before publishing a piece on Racism. Read more
The stigma of racism seems to be a lasting legacy for America – no matter how we try to separate ourselves from it, mostly through our laws and our courts, we still can’t quite succeed. We fought a civil war to secure the freedom of those who would be enslaved and we passed a Civil Rights law in 1964 to further the freedom of many and legislate even further the concept put forth in our Constitution that all men are created equal. Read more
Was Trayvon Martin targeted because of his race or is this a case of an incompetent night watchmen?
Check out my poll question:http://thepoliticus.com/content/did-police-trayvon-martin-case-act-quickly-classify-his-shooting-self-defense-because-his-ra
Why isn't anyone in the main stream media calling Andrew Breitbart what he is? Andrew Breitbart is a racist!
Everything this guy tries to use against obama is always race based!
Shirley Sherrod Tape
Pimp and prostitute - ACORN
Obama College tape
Everything is about race with this guy! Why? Becaues he's a racist!
A federal judge in Montana; U.S. District Chief Judge Richard Cebull recently sent out an email to a few of his personal friends, a racist joke about President Barack Obama. His email said:
“Normally I don’t send or forward a lot of these, but even by my standards, it was a bit touching. I want all of my friends to feel what I felt when I read this. Hope it touches your heart like it did mine.
“A little boy said to his mother; ‘Mommy, how come I’m black and you’re white?’ “The e-mail joke reads.”His mother replied, ‘don’t even go there Barack! From what I can remember about that party, you’re lucky you don’t bark!’ “ Read more
Don't Vote. You don't have to. No one's going to make you. This isn't the Soviet Union. You won't be forced from your beds and dragged to the polls against your wills. Relax. Take a chill pill. Let it go. It'll all be fine without you. Read more
This is a great timeline that shows what happens when fear takes over for rational thought. Please see below:
Peter Stuyvesant, director-general of New Netherland, tried to have Jewish refugees expelled, claiming they would "infect" the colony. Read more
Cicely Tyson talks about using her career as a platform to address issues in the black community. Tune in to CNN's Black In America 2 special premiering on July 22 & 23, 2009 at 8PM ET.
"Cicely Tyson Interview