Black Against the Law – Whiteness as Privilege and the Lynching of Trayvon Martin

During the United States’ industrial era, the innovation of the coal-burning locomotive revolutionized transportation. The resulting widespread construction of railroads split towns across the U.S., and it became common to discern a community’s value based on its location along the … Continue reading

Crissle From “The Read” Sounds Off on Respectability Politics and The Zimmerman Trial

For those of you who listen to the popular podcast “The Read,” featuring Kid Fury and Crissle, you know that they have been talking about the George Zimmerman trial (and his acquittal) for a few episodes now. But, it was … Continue reading

White Supremacy Reigns! George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty

Utterly disgusting and gut wrenching. Today, after 16 hours of deliberation, the jury found George Zimmerman not guilty for the murder of Trayvon Martin. Today marks an unsettling moment in history. For those who lean toward the accomodationist and assimilationist … Continue reading

Is Rachel Jeantel on Trial? GZT Week #1

My goodness! What a week. It has been a roller coaster of high tumultuous emotions varying from utter depression to sublime elation. Literally. First, the Supreme Court slaps us with the removal of a key part of the Voting Rights … Continue reading