“We Are Not Trayvon Martin”

, July 16, 2013

There are two ways you launch a “We Are Not Trayvon Martin” meme in the wake of this weekend’s events. You could adopt it as a misguided “blame the victim” slogan, along the lines of “We are not the 99%,” or you could use it as a platform to launch a discussion that we desperately […]


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Being a parent is easier if you’re white

, July 14, 2013

My daughter woke up at about quarter to one last night. I stepped away from Twitter, where everyone was venting about the George Zimmerman verdict, and I brought her a drink of water. It was time for another one of our late night talks. My daughter only knows about a dozen words, so she’s not […]


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The law is the crime

, July 13, 2013

I believe in the rule of law, and I believe in the presumption of innocence. I know the case against George Zimmerman wasn’t strong enough to meet the demands of Florida’s justice system, which favours┬áracist gun-toting man-children. From the beginning, I knew this could go either way. Not because of the facts, you understand. The […]


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