Monthly Archives: July 2013

Don’t forget to stop and let life take your breath away

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Neil Gotanda on why the exclusion of racial considerations is highly problematic.

Only if Zimmerman was on his way to lynch Trayvon Martin because he was Black could race be taken into consideration. Under this colorblind legal denial of race, Zimmerman’s racial stalking was separated away from the narrow criminal rules of self-defense and stand-your-ground. So racial stalking was off the table.

Standing Our Ground for Trayvon Martin: Ten Things You Need to Know About Law, Race, and Social Justice

RSVP for African American Policy Forum national conference call and call to action: Standing Our Ground for Trayvon Martin: Ten Things You Need to Know About Law, Race, and Social Justice Have you registered yet? Deadline to register is 4PM est TODAY for our 4.30PM est call. http://aapf.org/2013/07/trayvon-martin/ Related articles Rev. Al Sharpton: We Need […]

Ohio Legislative Black Caucus Denounces Ohio GOP’s “Stand Your Ground”(HB Bill 203)

READ/SIGN PETITION: http://www.change.org/petitions/ohio-house-republicans-ohio-governor-john-kasich-keep-stand-your-ground-out-of-ohio-kill-ohio-house-bill-203 In the midst of George Zimmerman’s verdict, various organization, especially in the black community, have taken arms in stopping “Stand Your Ground” legislation from passing in any more states. Since Florida became the first state to pass an explicit stand your ground law, more than 30 others have passed some version of […]