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You should all be reading Ta-Nehisi Coates

On the Killing of Jordan Davis by Michael Dunn

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I wish I had something more to say about the fact that Michael Dunn was not convicted for killing a black boy. Except I said it after George Zimmerman was not convicted of killing a black boy. Except the parents of black boys already know this. Except the parents of black boys have long said this, and they have been answered with mockery.

Jordan Davis had a mother and a father. It did not save him. Trayvon Martin had a mother and a father. They could not save him. My son has a father and mother. We cannot protect him from our country, which is our aegis and our assailant. We cannot protect our children because racism in America is not merely a belief system but a heritage, and the inability of black parents to protect their children is an ancient tradition. 

Henry "Box" Brown, whose family was destroyed and whose children were trafficked, knew:

I stationed myself by the side of the road, along which the slaves, amounting to three hundred and fifty, were to pass. The purchaser of my wife was a Methodist minister, who was about starting for North Carolina. Pretty soon five wagon-loads of little children passed, and looking at the foremost one, what should I see but a little child, pointing its tiny hand towards me,  exclaiming, "There's my father; I knew he would come and bid me good-bye...” 

Spare us the invocations of "black on black crime."  I will not respect the lie. I would rather be thought insane. The most mendacious phrase in the American language is "black on black crime," which is uttered as though the same hands that drew red lines around the ghettoes of Chicago are not the same hands that drew red lines around the life of Jordan Davis,  as though black people authored North Lawndale and policy does not exist. That which mandates the murder of our Hadiya Pendletons necessarily mandates the murder of Jordan Davis. I will not respect any difference. I will not respect the lie. I would rather be thought crazy.

I insist that the irrelevance of black life has been drilled into this country since its infancy, and shall not be extricated through the latest innovations in Negro Finishing School. I insist that racism is our heritage, that Thomas Jefferson's genius is no more important than his plundering of the body of Sally Hemmings, that George Washington's abdication is no more significant than his wild pursuit of Oney Judge, that the G.I Bill's accolades are somehow inseparable from its racist heritageI will not respect the lie. I insist that racism must be properly understood as an Intelligence, as a sentience, as a default setting to which, likely until the end of our days, we unerringly return. 


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Suprise the dog was found guilty on any count . First degree Murder clearly . TG he will go to prison .

CNN) -- It was a hot-button trial that drew comparisons to the proceedings against George Zimmerman in the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. The outcome, however, was vastly different.

The jury in the case of Michael Dunn found him guilty Saturday night on four charges, including three of attempted second-degree murder, but they couldn't reach a verdict on the most significant charge -- first-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. The decision came on the eve of what would have been Davis' 19th birthday.

"It was too long before victims' voices were heard," Florida State Attorney Angela Corey, who also prosecuted the Zimmerman case, said after the verdict.

"Justice for Jordan Davis is as important as it is for any of our other victims," she added, saying that the Zimmerman

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Am I seeing this right? Was there are mistrial? I'm waitching bits and peices of the trial verdict on my phone.
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Originally posted by sugabanana sugabanana wrote:

Am I seeing this right? Was there are mistrial? I'm waitching bits and peices of the trial verdict on my phone.


Mistrial on the murder charge. Guilty verdicts on the attempted murder and firing bullet charges. Faces up to 75 years in prison.
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Dunn still faces at least 60+ years in prison on the lesser counts.
Dunn can face life in prison if convicted on the first degree murder charge after retrial.


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Thanks AFB for sharing this simplistic, yet powerful cartoon!


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^^That cartoon speaks the truth!
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  1. We recent immigrants are often useful idiots in the story America tells itself about the end of white supremacy.

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  • American history isn't good news. It is a series of conflicts between versions of white supremacy. This is the country those conflicts made.

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  • Slavery is presented as narratable, available, triumphant, rather than unspeakable, incomprehensible, unfinished.

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