Monthly Archives: July 2013

Playing Now: The ‘New Jim Crow’

The summer of Trayvon Martin is morphing into the summer of Oscar Grant. Two young black males shot and killed by two non-black males who felt threatened. (Had the shooters been black, we wouldn’t have heard about Martin or Grant. They would have been reduced to news briefs.) Grant, 21, was killed in 2009 during […]

Let Us Now Praise the Jury

George Zimmerman’s best defense may have been his fearful baby face. He was accused of trying to be a hero or a wanna-be cop. He looked like an ordinary man, scared and tired of being scared. “They always get away,” he told the 911 dispatcher, reporting what he thought might be a suspect in a […]