Posts Tagged ‘Jordan Davis’

Choosing Whiteness or Humanity: Jordan Davis and the Minimizing of Black Pain

And so a despairing ritual has once again played out, and once again in a Florida courtroom, where apparently some number of jurors find it difficult to accept that a young black male might not be to blame for his own murder; that his killing might actually have been completely and entirely unjustified. Then again, […]

#DangerousBlackKids – A Twitter Meme to Challenge the Dehumanization of Black Youth

Found this really inspiring today: An ever expanding Twitter meme called #DangerousBlackKids, which both mocks and directly confronts the seemingly never-ending dehumanization and criminalization of black youth. In the wake of the Michael Dunn trial, which hinged on whether Jordan Davis essentially provoked his own murder at the hands of Dunn (a question on which […]

Clip 4: Tim Wise on MSNBC with Melissa Harris-Perry: The Racial Implications of Stand Your Ground Laws, 7/20/13

Clip 4 with Melissa Harris-Perry, discussing the racial implications of “Stand Your Ground” Laws in Florida (and elsewhere) Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy