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Hana Kiros: A Tale of Two Teens — When White Killers Are Treated Better Than Black Victims

Trayvon Martin, a Black teenager, was killed for walking home at night—Kyle Rittenhouse, a white teenager, is being defended by Republicans after murdering two BLM protesters.

September 1, 2020 · 5 Comments

Kathleen O’Toole: Among the Martyrs

Jimmy Lee Jackson was 26, on February 18th 1965, when a state trooper slammed him against the cigarette machine in a dark café where he and the other voting rights … Continue reading

January 21, 2019 · 1 Comment

Jose Padua: A Brief Meditation on the Days as They Rise

The other night my wife and I were talking about the murder of Walter Scott when our eleven year old daughter asked, “Why?” And she looked at my wife and … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Daniel Burston: Racism, Policing and the Exuberance of Power

“Justice, justice shall you pursue . . .” Deuteronomy 16:18   “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke   Trayvon … Continue reading

December 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws Linked to Rise in Homicides, Extreme Racial Bias

Task force co-chair: “The more you look at them, the more problems you find.” States that have enacted “Stand Your Ground” laws have seen an increase in homicide rates and … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

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