I’m lost on this one. I really don’t know where to begin. Should I complain that this twit sees racist intent in a 1st Degree Murder mistrial, which resulted in the killer facing 75 years in prison? It is possible that some technicality prevented the 1st Degree conviction. After all, the burden is on the prosecutor to prove the case – and any aggravating circumstance which justifies the 1st Degree status.
Should I perhaps address the list of societal wrongs done to black folks throughout our history as a nation? Nope, the Salon article already has. That every instance of white on black violence is use to “prove” white privilege and institutional racism – while ignoring the overwhelming instances of racially motivated black on white violence, is old news.
The dissolution of the black family and systematic destruction of the same by the American Left bears no responsibility for the current state of black society in America? The imposition of welfare slavery and conversion of America’s black neighborhoods into repositories of rubble and detritus, crime & hopelessness, is not a better topic of discussion?
The creation of a multi-generational segment of society who has never breathed free, oppressed by the soft bigotry of low expectations, is not something we could discuss and look to for possible solutions to the state of black America? Nope.
Let’s just keep beating on the race card drum until the sound becomes so monotonous that no one even notices it any more. When everything is racist, then, nothing is racist. Just keep strumming the chords of racial disharmony. I’m sure that’ll help to fix the problem.
More to the point of this article – why does the author single out the “non-black” murderers of black men? Is there somehow less value to a black man’s life, should he dies at the hands of another black man? Does his passing hurt the family less, if he’s killed by a brotha? It’s ludicrous on it’s very face. Why isn’t the author of this steaming pile of crap concerned with the epidemic of black-on-black murder? Oh, I guess I’m not supposed to talk about that. It doesn’t fit the agenda of promulgating the fallacy of racial inequality in our country.
Since Florida cannot defend black life against white fear, the question now is: How should black people respond?
How much more are black people in this country supposed to take?
On Saturday, a Florida jury failed to convict Michael Dunn for the callous murder of Jordan Davis. Though he was convicted of three counts of attempted murder and also on a gun charge, a mistrial was declared for the first-degree murder charge. He will face substantial jail time – perhaps up to 75 years on the four charges for which he was found guilty.
Therefore, I don’t trust Corey. It is clear that Florida prosecutors are fairly unclear about how to defend black life against an onslaught of white murder.
Yes, I know that Jordan’s killer may spend the rest of his life in prison. But this is not about jail time. This case, like the case of Trayvon Martin, hinges on whether white fear legally outweighs and is therefore more legally defensible than black life. [...]
I teach college students, and in the hopefulness and optimism of their youth, they are often quick to point out that racial politics are so “different in their generation.” But what I see is black students their age being murdered unceremoniously in locales throughout the country, by white or non-black men, who receive insufficient justice for their crimes.
Despite a belief in progress, this moment suggests that young black men’s audacity to exist is a capital offense punishable by murder.
And to be clear, this is not about the music Jordan Davis and his friends were listening to. The global dominance of hip-hop music and the often crass depictions of black life in which hip-hop artists traffic have made it an easy target and scapegoat for white racial anxiety. But white racial anxiety –and in particular the alleged legitimacy of it – is a foregone conclusion searching for facts. In this era, those “facts” seem to be readily available in endless media depictions of violent black males. In the post-Reconstruction era, those “facts” could be found in the swiftness of black progress during Reconstruction. During the tumultuous first half of the 20th century, those “facts” could be found in the audacity of black people’s desire to vote, share equal space on sidewalks, be paid fair wages, and eat at the same lunch counters.
Black being is the problem. Not black thuggery. Black boys officially exist in a state of social death, because the law continues to tell us that their lives, when taken by white men, are legally indefensible. They have been rendered by the law dead men walking. It’s no wonder then that in so many places they act like it. White thuggery, meanwhile, marches on, mowing down black folks at every turn, white sheets, sight unseen.