The crime of killing someone is now turned into a battle of narratives where the only other person who could challenge the narrative is dead, and millions of people simply believe that the unarmed black man deserved his fate.
Monthly Archives: August 2014
The Real Reasons Many White People Can’t Empathize With Ferguson, Racial Disparities, or Black Suffering
f I put myself completely in the shoes of Trayvon Martin or Michael Brown, or even a black man denied the opportunity to board a taxi cab, I must accept the reality that my world and my America isn’t their world and their America.
One possible way to empathize with the plight of my fellow Americans is to imagine a world where statistics from the Pew Research Center, NAACP, and other reputable sources are reversed.
First and foremost, I hope Yair Lapid is Prime Minister of Israel one day. Mr. Lapid possesses a tremendous amount of wisdom, intelligence, and leadership; his ascent within Israeli……
On March 17, 2003, President George Bush stated in a televised address why it was the United State’s responsibility to topple Saddam Hussein and protect both American and……
Ferguson Resulted From Republican Talking Points That Ignore the Economic Segregation of Blacks in America
Republicans should explain poverty using more words than “single mother” and “culture.” The unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, a town with 75 percent African-American citizens and double the poverty rate of Missouri, is a testament to the economic segregation faced by black citizens.
Vladimir Putin Is Watching Ferguson Detain Journalists With Militarized Police. We Look Like Hypocrites.
The targeting of journalists is something that a free society must never condone, especially since such behavior is how failed states and oligarchs around the world control their citizenry.
If Travyon Martin, Eric Garner and Michael Brown were white, Harvard research shows that they might have fared better without the “fears of criminality” and “the criminal face” associated with being black.
If ISIS and instability continue to become an increased national security threat, it is entirely possible that we have a third Iraq War. The true test of this presidency will be how Obama solves the Iraq quagmire as well as how he plans on defeating ISIS in Iraq.