Sunday, July 14, 2013

Two Piercing Thoughts on the Zimmerman Acquittal

"Let it be noted that on this day, Saturday 13 July 2013, it was still deemed legal in the US to chase and then shoot dead an unarmed young black man on his way home from the store because you didn't like the look of him."
Gary Younge "Open season on black boys after a verdict like this" The Guardian UK (July 14).
"When Zimmerman was acquitted today, it wasn’t because he’s a so-called white Hispanic. He’s not. It’s because he abides by the logic of white supremacy, and was supported by a defense team—and a swath of society—that supports the lingering idea that some black men must occasionally be killed with impunity in order to keep society-at-large safe."
Aura Bogado "White Supremacy Acquits George Zimmerman" The Nation (July 14).

Protesters protest the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman
Demonstrators outside the Seminole County Courthouse react
after hearing the verdict of “not guilty” in the trial of
George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. 
(AP Photo/John Raoux)  

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