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  • Getting here late, folks. As Charles Blow said, the perfect wrenching coda:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/16/opinion/the-whole-system-failed.html
    The New Civil Rights Movement Galvanized.

  • Domino14

    Criminal Injustice.
    Exactly.

    • KayWhitlock

      Domino14 Hey, Domino.  Waving, sending warm greetings.  Thanks for being here – always.

    • Domino14 Yes indeed
      thank you as always for stopping Domino

  • “For any sort of “justice” – for Trayvon, any of us – this must occur. Thehttp://criticalmassprogress.com/2012/06/20/ci-peace-finally-for-rodney-kingno-justice-still-for-us/– 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 http://jdmil4.people.wm.edu/LipsitzEssay.pdf 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.

    • 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

      • nancy a heitzeg yes — Lets Do This!

    • KayWhitlock

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

  • KayWhitlock

    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.

    • 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.   –

    • 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