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Domino14
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Criminal Injustice.

Exactly.

KayWhitlock
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@Domino14 Hey, Domino.  Waving, sending warm greetings.  Thanks for being here - always. 

MODI
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"For any sort of “justice” – for Trayvon, any of us – this must occur. Theentire endeavor of mass criminalization– from stereotyping to racial profiling to arrest, incarceration, legal/extra-legal death – is rendered possible by complicity. Especially the complicity of those who benefit from Whiteness. This will be the challenge."

Amen Nancy. To this passage and the whole post. While many issues are important, in my recent discussions last few days in trying to do "our work" with white people the exercise of continually refocusing the issue on white complicity has become a game of racial volleyball. We can talk about guns, etc. another day. It is amazing how we can collectively confront every issue under the sun except the mirror.

Having stated all that, after initial numbness, last couple days has been a cautiously uplifting per MDS article. I want to say that some in white America are starting to wake up, but such declarations are premature and remain to be seen. Lots of work to do.

KayWhitlock
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@MODI Good too see you.  Thanks for your constant witness.

nancy a heitzeg
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@MODI This --

It is amazing how we can collectively confront every issue under the sun except the mirror. 

yes lots of work but i too share your cautious optimism .. So let's Do This..

thanks as always for stopping by

KayWhitlock
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Justice.  So much violence, so much possibility embedded in one word, one hope, one massive betrayal of people of color.  

 Abolition, accompanied by, as Angela Y. Davis says, "new terrains of justice" in which we work to reclaim and redeem lives, even as we transform the conditions that produce violence in its myriad forms. 

 Thanks, Nancy. 

nancy a heitzeg
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@KayWhitlock I feel like i could say  everything or nothing.. too much or not enough..

i will say that in this ugly verdict the entire system is exposed and i pray people take their righteous anger towards dismantling it all

nancy a heitzeg
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@KayWhitlockthank you kay.. this sums it all up


Justice.  So much violence, so much possibility embedded in one word, one hope, one massive betrayal of people of color.   -

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