Hate Crimes, Race, Race and Civil Rights, Race and Criminality, Race and Culture, Race and Law Enforcement, Race and Movies

The Exonerated Five, the Emanuel Nine, and why we can’t lose count

Ava Marie DuVernay's documentary "When They See Us" tells the story of four African American boys and one Latino American boy falsely accused and mislabeled "The Central Park 5" after a female European American jogger, Trisha Meili, is viciously attacked and raped in April of 1989.  With contrived confessions but no DNA evidence to link the… Continue reading The Exonerated Five, the Emanuel Nine, and why we can’t lose count

Race and Civil Rights, Race and Law Enforcement, Race and Movies, Race and Police Brutality, Race in History, Teaching Racelessness

Race @ the movies

The belief in the social construct of race is not up for debate.  Clearly, we have believed in it for hundreds of years, sacrificed the identity of our children to it.  Race is a god that takes our will, our ability to self- determine.  We are who race says that we are and we will… Continue reading Race @ the movies