"I guess no one hears the howling of a black girl ghost in the nighttime."
The rapid explosion of cell phones, YouTube and Twitter has increased public awareness of police misconduct toward black citizens. As a result, white attitudes are changing and protests led by black activists are accelerating. This may be a moment in our history when real reform is possible.
Theodore Wafer was convicted of second-degree murder and manslaughter last year in Renisha McBride’s death, and shortly after
I hope our leaders can, as iO's mission states, "think broadly" enough to let go of rigid, behaviorist notions of what education means. I hope they will heed the many stories like this one that prove the dramatic, turn-around impact of the arts on "under-performing" schools.
Both sides kept race issues out of Wafer's trial, but in an exclusive with the Detroit News this week, Carpenter reflected
Justice for Michael Brown, for Renisha, for Trayvon, for Eric requires that we confront and acknowledge the legacy of racial hatred and violence that infects our communities and has launched the epidemics of criminalization, brutal, abusive policing and mass incarceration.
"For various reasons, these rights [of democracy, freedom and citizenship] have never been fully afforded to … black people
What if we start to live into the promise and hope for liberty for everyone? What if we hope to believe and live like everyone is created equal? What if we actually lived like everyone is my neighbor?
From cultural appropriation and media condemnation to the physical brutality and slaughter, Blackness in America, though mirrored globally, is unjustly marked by violence.
Wafer shot McBride through his locked screen door, which was partially removed when police arrived at the crime scene. An
“It’s not about Renisha, it’s about what her actions and other persons’ actions did to make Ted in fear for his life that
McBride crashed her car shortly after midnight on Nov. 2; eyewitness accounts suggest she appeared confused and may have