Tag: aggressor

Trayvon Martin – Ta-Nehisi Coates

I truly love the thoughts and the writing of Ta-Nehisi Coates. I think that he is one of the brightest young minds in America. From Atlantic Monthly: In trying to assess the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, two seemingly conflicting truths emerge for me. The first is that based on the case presented by the state, and based on Florida law, George Zimmerman should not have been convicted of second degree murder or manslaughter. The second is that the killing of Trayvon Martin is a profound injustice. In examining the first conclusion, I think it’s important to take a very

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Trayvon Martin – Lessons Learned

There are multiple lessons to be learned from the Trayvon Martin – George Zimmerman trial. In spite of the Supreme Court’s decision on voting rights, it is clear that race continues to play a major role in American society If this crime had happened 20 or 30 years ago, there would not have been a trial. There wouldn’t have been an arrest. So, I guess this is progress. It is important for us to understand what truly happened in Sanford, Florida. If we sit back and look at the role that the police played, the role that our justice system played,

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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