Tag Archives: black men

Quick Hit: On the murder of Jordan Davis and knowing Black boys

TweetIn 2012, a white man named Michael Dunn fired ten shots into a car of unarmed Black teenagers outside a convenience store in Jacksonville, Florida because they were playing loud “thug music,” and killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis. This weekend, on the eve of what would have been Davis’s 19th birthday, Dunn was convicted of attempted murder of the [...]
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Quick Hit: Race, respectability, and the murder of Jonathan Ferrell

TweetOur own Mychal Denzel Smith has an excellent and, at some points, heartbreaking, piece on the murder of Jonathan Ferrell, the unarmed 24 year-old shot by police on Saturday for, essentially, looking for help while being black. Mychal explains, Ferrell had been a car crash and then ran to the nearest house to find help. The [...]
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#Solidarityisforwhitewomen, #Blackpowerisforblackmen, but many are still brave

Tweet Like many others, I watched with intense interest as Twitter was virtually taken over the other day by the hashtag #Solidarityisforwhitewomen, started by blogger Mikki Kendall in response to the Hugo Schwyzer debacle and what she describes as “dismissing women of color (WOC) in favor of a brand of solidarity that centers on the [...]
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On Trayvon Martin, smear campaigns, and black men as menaces to society

TweetThink Progress has a comprehensive and startling roundup of the events that have transpired over the course of the last two days where conservative media and others have attempted to paint the deceased teenager as a drug-dealing thug. Between fake photos, The Daily Caller publicizing Trayvon’s tweets, Geraldo saying he was “dressed like a wannabe [...]
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