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What if Zimmerman gets an all- white jury?

May 6, 2012

Accused murderer of Trayvon Martin George Zimmerman almost certainly will eventually face a jury. And what if that jury is all white? A recent Duke University study showed that all white juries in Florida were more likely to convict a black defendant than mixed ethnic juries.

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US: Shadowy world of racial contradictions

April 22, 2012

America may not witness another “trial of the century” later this year when George Zimmerman, a white-Hispanic American, appears in court to be tried for the murder of Trayvon Martin, an African American teenager, but the country is surely poised for another “O.J. Simpson moment” —

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The harsh realities of being Black in America

April 9, 2012

On July 23, 2009, President Obama was asked to make a comment on the arrest of Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates during a press conference. The African American professor had been arrested in his own home, even though he showed the police that he was the owner of the house.

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Trayvon Martin, my son, and the Black Male Code

April 1, 2012

I thought my son would be much older before I had to tell him about the Black Male Code. He’s only 12, still sleeping with stuffed animals, still afraid of the dark. But after the Trayvon Martin tragedy, I needed to explain to my child that soon people might be afraid of him.

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Why so many whites vote against themselves

March 17, 2012

More whites are on welfare, use food stamps, and public health services numerically than blacks and Latinos. If three GOP presidential contenders, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have their way things will get even worse. They back deep cuts in government programs…

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Why Limbaugh’s Fluke apology was no apology

March 12, 2012

In his 10 line “apology” statement to Fluke he devoted all of two lines to a tepid, kind of sort of “I made a mistake” pronouncement in branding her “a slut.” In the rest of the statement he railed against alleged sexual promiscuity at taxpayer expense.

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