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Last night while reading about the horrific events in Baton Rouge, Minnesota and Dallas, I also read "Death in Black and White," an Op-Ed essay by acclaimed public intellectual and best-selling author Michael Eric Dyson for the Professor Dyson writes about what white America fails to see.
Taylor, a professor of African American studies at Princeton, is the rare academic writer whose sense of humor is as sharp as her scholarship.
She’s written a sweeping yet concise history not just of the Black Lives Matter movement, but of the past seven years under the first black president and of how the 20th century led to our current state of woke uprising." In Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter, writers, activists, poets, scholars #Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors and Ferguson activist and St.
Louis University law professor Justin Hansford discuss the global rise of the “broken-windows” strategy of policing.
And perhaps this attitude, held in spite of what they know and have endured, helps to explain why Negroes, on the whole, and until lately, have allowed themselves to feel so little hatred.
The tendency has really been, insofar as this was possible, to dismiss white people as the slightly mad victims of their own brainwashing.” “The fate of millions of people—indeed the future of the black community itself—may depend on the willingness of those who care about racial justice to re-examine their basic assumptions about the role of the criminal justice system in our society.” by Khalil Gibran Muhammad (2010) “For white Americans of every ideological stripe—from radical southern racists to northern progressives—African American criminality became one of the most widely accepted bases for justifying prejudicial thinking, discriminatory treatment, and/or acceptance of racial violence as an instrument of public safety.” “It is not necessary that you believe that the officer who choked Eric Garner set out that day to destroy a body.Lastly, the “A lot of white people are truly shocked by what these videos depict; I know very few African-Americans who are surprised,” said Paul D.