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Unforgivable Blackness: Jordan Davis, Trayvon Martin, and Emmett Till

Last week, I watched Part 1 of Ken Burns’ documentary Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson on PBS.  It got me thinking.  A little over one hundred years ago, the “Fight of the Century” pitted the brashly … Continue reading

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The Absence of Fear and the Zimmerman Verdict

When the “Not Guilty” verdict I half-expected was announced on Saturday, I thought back to June and a faculty meeting we had at my Catholic high school two days after underclassmen had cleared their lockers and been dismissed for the … Continue reading

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Trayvon Martin is Me

A little over a month ago on a colorless, wet Saturday, I happened to catch the end of a “hoodie” protest in Freedom Plaza.  Around one hundred mostly African Americans had gathered to show solidarity with Trayvon Martin, the seventeen-year-old … Continue reading

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