Sunday, July 14, 2013

0 What We're Reading Today, After Zimmerman Was Acquitted - (7-14-13)

There wasn't going to be any justice in that courtroom.  I mean, the law is predatory so what sort of "justice" are we aiming for in the law's temple?  Nonetheless, we could have done more for Trayvon Martin in this case.  I'm genuinely at a loss of words.  It's mostly just feelings of anger, of rage, of hurt, of anxiousness, of dismay, and of foolishness.  I feel as if many of us had the nagging feeling that Florida didn't want to convict Zimmerman.  Somewhere between the 44 days it took for an arrest and the 16 months we waited for a trial, it just felt like the justice system really didn't want to put the energy into trying Zimmerman.  This time, it seemed, the mechanisms of the system were perfectly glad to be exposed and seen in the open and to let us see a country's racist underpinnings for what they were.

To Anyone Who Doubted (For Trayvon) - Loud Mouthed Bookworm

White Supremacy Acquits George Zimmerman - The Nation
Aura Bogado

On the Killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman - The Atlantic
Ta-Nehisi Coates

George Zimmerman, Not Guilty: Blood on the Leaves - New Yorker
Jelani Cobb

White Supremacy, meet Black Rage - Salon
Brittney Cooper

What the Zimmerman Trial Was About - New Yorker
Jelani Cobb

All the Jelani Cobb articles on the New Yorker's website (here)

Open Season on Black Boys After a Verdict Like This - Guardian
Gary Younge

NAACP Seeks DOJ Intervention in Martin Case, Targets 'Stand Your Ground' Law - The Nation
John Nichols

Hurt, Sorrow, Anger: A First Look at Reactions to the Zimmerman Verdict - Color Lines
Julianne Hing

What's Really On Trial in George Zimmerman's Case - Color Lines
Eric Mann

"America Justice System is a Joke": Athletes respond to Trayvon Martin verdict - The Nation
Dave Zirin

Law and Justice and George Zimmerman - The Atlantic
Andrew Cohen

The Zimmerman Trial and the Meaning of Verdicts - The Atlantic
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

Trayvon Martin's Death is like Ennis Cosby's - The Daily Beast
Allison Samuels

Dear America, It's Not You, It's Me - Aware of Awareness
Always The Self

The Black Zimmermans - Son of Baldwin

Anger in Detroit Over George Zimmerman Acquittal - The Grio
Adam Howard

Dear White Folks, Black People Are Sensitive to Race.  So?  And?  What?  - Ebony
Joyce Clarke Hicks

Our Dead Children - J Victoria Sanders
Joshunda Victoria Sanders

An Open Love Note to My Son: On Mourning, Love, and Black Motherhood - The Feminist Wire
Christen Smith

Trayvon Martin: A Lamentation - Joseph Boston

To My Unborn Sons: 'A Bounty Has Been Placed On Your Heads.  Price: Worthless' - Huffington Post
Amber Walker

Why the Zimmerman Jury Failed Us - The Root
Lawrence D. Bobo

CNN Heavily Features the New Black Panthers In Dramatic Zimmerman Verdict Reaction Montage - Mediaite
Tommy Christopher

On Zimmerman and American Racism - Thought Catalog
Kovie Baokolo

In the Trial of Trayvon, the US is Guilty - Al Jazeera
Sarah Kendzior

Post-Racial America Finds George Zimmerman "Not Guilty" - Public Shaming

Dear White Folks: You Don't Know How Easy You Have It - Ebony
David Leonard

This, Courtesy of MSNBC, is Trayvon Martin's Body - Gawker


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