Race, Race and Civil Rights, Race and Criminality, Race and Law Enforcement

Sandra

Another day, another offense, to list them would elicit a lament.  Another video surfaces and we want to push it back down.  We turn up the television or the music to drown out the sound of her voice.  But, our silence is deafening. The truth we try to deny, we want so desperately to hide… Continue reading Sandra

"Black lives matter", Race, Race and Civil Rights, Race and Criminality, Race and Law Enforcement, Race and Police Brutality, Race and the Criminal Justice System

A round of applause for police brutality?

With the line of what is acceptable being crossed and then pushed back with each outlandish action from the current White House administration and decency being redefined to accommodate the indefensible behavior of President Donald Trump, it is hard not to become disgusted by the hypocrisy.  I am well past feeling disappointed.  What is acceptable, good and right is being… Continue reading A round of applause for police brutality?

"Black lives matter", Race, Race and Criminality, Race and Police Brutality

Against the Wall

A powerful public service announcement about police brutality was released a few days ago by Harry Belafonte's sankofa.org. Notable faces are against the wall, reminding viewers that it can happen to any one.  Let's continue the conversation on police brutality and why we remain hard- pressed to find answers.  Think about it as if you… Continue reading Against the Wall

Race, Race and Criminality, Race and Law Enforcement, Race and Police Brutality

Bad trees, not just bad apples

In cases of police brutality, it is often commented that these police officers who abuse their power and exert force unwarranted, unmatched and unprovoked are a few bad apples.  We are told that these are isolated incidents and not the norm.  It is repeated that the majority of police officers are here "to serve and protect." … Continue reading Bad trees, not just bad apples

Race, Race and Criminality, Race and Law Enforcement, Race and the Criminal Justice System

When you can’t look away

A recent Washington Post article titled "Why white people need to see the searing new African American Museum" featured the image of Mamie Till leaning over her fourteen year old son, Emmett Till's casket.  After he was kidnapped, tortured and brutally murdered during a visit with relatives who lived in the South, Till decided to have an… Continue reading When you can’t look away

Race

When I say, “Police Brutality”

African and European Americans, those socially colored black and white, have different perspectives.  That's not the problem or even a problem.  The problem comes in when race is included in the conversation.  Because race says that only one side of the story is credible.  Race says, "White is right." There have been lots of conversations… Continue reading When I say, “Police Brutality”

Prejudice, Privilege, Privilege Systems, Race and Civil Rights, Race and Criminality, Race and Police Brutality, Race and the Criminal Justice System

Alex Landau: A Story of Police Brutality

So, it's not a bedtime story and it's not a new story, which causes me to believe that somewhere and for some people it is true.  I don't think that you should tuck yourselves in with it and it certainly doesn't warrant that warm glass a milk.  Frankly, I never really understood this request. Still,… Continue reading Alex Landau: A Story of Police Brutality