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Trayvon, A Pair of Jordans, and Darrin Equals House Money

In Articles on September 1, 2014 at 1:20 pm
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Honor roll student Darrin Manning recovers from injuries sustained during “stop-and-frisk” incident with police in Philadelphia

NEW YORK CITY/ PITTSBURGH  – (Courtesy Global Grind)

 

With the ongoing advancement of the New Jim Crow, double unemployment rates, and struggling communities, this potential four-of-a-kind may force us to bet on Black America with house money for social change

 

“Yes: Michael Dunn is going to jail, likely for the rest of his life.

“Despite that, he received the same fate that George Zimmerman did: the benefit of the doubt when facing the charge of confronting, shooting, and killing an unarmed Black male teen with nothing more than inconsistencies in recounts of the incidents, questionable occurrences of abuse in their backgrounds, and their “word”.

“Standing in the combined shadows of these results from 2013 and 2014 and previewing the beginning of two more high-profile cases – this time in my native Pennsylvania – it would not be a surprise if a pall appeared over the mood of good cheer and positive outlook that just carried us through the holiday season, into New Year’s Day, and kicked off Black History Month.

 

“If we are headed in the wrong direction, perhaps we need to look back to the past to secure America’s future as a beacon of equality and justice for all. The Dunn mistrial only enforces the notion that we have a divided nation when it comes to justice and perceptions of race. The latest jobs numbers indicate that we have not closed the gap of inequality when it comes to education, employment, and long-term economic opportunity. The upcoming cases in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia – along with recent “stop-and-frisk” problems in New York City and other woes nationally concerning Black men – perhaps foreshadow a time where Black America has taken its last punch in the 21st century without hitting back – in the courtrooms, in the wallets, and in the consciousness of modern-day America.

 

“Are you ready? You should be – after Trayvon Martin and Zimmerman… after Jordan Davis and Dunn…after Jonny Gammage and Jordan Miles…after watching this disturbing trend continue. We are simply betting on the stability and posterity of our homes with house money at a time when Black America continues to lose wealth, political power, and community safety – so what exactly do we have to lose?”

 

Read this article in its entirety on Global Grind.com

 

http://globalgrind.com/2014/02/18/trayvon-a-pair-of-jordans-darrin-equals-house-money-blog/

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