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Dream Defenders take Florida Capitol, meet with Gov. Scott

Tweet In the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal, the Dream Defenders–a student collective of young people of color–has taken to the Florida Capitol. The group began their occupation on Tuesday, demanding the passage of the Trayvon Martin Act. According to Colorlines, “the bill would address racial profiling, ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws and school-to-prison pipeline issues [...]
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#BlackTwitter blocks the worst book you’ll never read

Tweet You may not be on Twitter as much as some of us, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t point you to the ever so awesome groundswell of hive minded socially conscious action with twerk that is #BlackTwitter. (Yeah, I said it.) And Monday night, the world witnessed Genie Lauren (@moreandagain) galvanize #BlackTwitter to [...]
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White womanhood, protectionism, and complicity in injustice for Trayvon

Originally posted in Community Blog

TweetI couldn’t watch the juror who signed (and then lost) a book deal speak on Anderson Cooper last night because I couldn’t stomach it (that is privilege). To know that the reason George Zimmerman walks free is directly related to the cowardice of white women leaves me no choice but to acknowledge the failure and [...]
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I am not Trayvon Martin

TweetIn the immediate aftermath of Trayvon Martin’s murder, the “I am Trayvon Martin” memes proliferated–and have popped up again after the verdict. As a rhetorical move, it can be a powerful one. The image of the Miami Heat posing in their hoodies or the President saying, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon” is a [...]
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Photo(s) of the Day: The country stands with Trayvon Martin

Tweet Though we’re still heartbroken and enraged by the Trayvon Martin verdict, the huge and widespread protests that sprang up across the country–from Manhattan to Milwaukee to Los Angeles–last night are an inspiring thing to behold. As the sign in the image above says, “This isn’t over.” Check out more photos here and here and here. And [...]
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