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A Dollar and a Dream
When I graduate from Dartmouth in June 2014, I will be the first member of my family to graduate from college. To show for my Ivy League education, I will have over $100,000 in student loans. Despite my debt, I have dreams to become a professor, and to bring activism to academia. Maybe a movement can make education affordable for all.
When POC bring up the lack of diversity in Disney movies, white fans always come back with, “Kids don’t even notice/care about race!”
Really? Because I’m fairly sure that most children of color are made acutely aware of their race, first experiences with racism are almost always at the hands of their white peers. There’s little doubt that the two are related.
This is my niece and me;
She’s five, and well aware of the fact that she’s part african american. Trust me, she calls herself chocolate and calls me vanilla. Her mother, my sister, is also part african american. Her father is completely african american. She’s well aware of the different races around her. …A little too aware, actually, to the point where she’ll point and say if someone’s “chinese,” “black,” “white,” ect… Her mother, who I’m not on the best terms with because of the things she teaches her child, and because of her over all personality, taught her to be rude this way. I’ve been trying to teach her the correct terms.
But on to my point… Her and I always watch Disney movies together. She’s seen everything from Cinderella to Frozen, and loved them all. Her favorite is Rapunzel from Tangled. Last Halloween she asked me if she could be Rapunzel for Halloween. Considering I’m always in charge of taking her trick her treating, I bought her the costume. The only concern she had was that her hair wasn’t blonde, and long. I assured her that it didn’t matter, and she made the perfect Rapunzel regardless.
Although later on she insisted I buy her a little blonde headband.
Her mother told her after I bought the costume, that she should have been Tiana because she’s African american, and doesn’t have the pale skin Rapunzel has. Her mother told her this. Her mother told her that she can’t be who she wanted because of the color of her skin. She never even thought about it before that, but after that, she kept asking me if it was okay for her to be Rapunzel because of the color of her skin.
Children aren’t born caring about the color of their own skin,or others skin, they’re taught it. She was taught to notice, and now she notices. I never once taught her that. It never mattered to me.
Her mother taught her this. Her mother told her she couldn’t be who she loved. Not me. Not “silly little horrible white” me.
So take your opinion and shove it up your ass, cause I could care less if she was part african american, part white, part asian, or part anything else, I believe she’d make the perfect Elsa, or the perfect Tiana, regardless of her skin color.
So tired of white people using children of color to dismiss the concerns of people of color.
"It doesn’t look like my friend/family member who is a person of color has this experience so I’m going to use them to tell you to shove your experience up your ass!"
Your niece noticed the situation and she did care enough to point it out to you. Instead of pondering on that for a minute, on the cause of this and how it would affect her, you ignored it.
What bothers me about this is the lack of critical thinking. It was so easy for you to dismiss the things this child was being told and act like there wasn’t reason and love, yes love, behind them.
I don’t think I would have gone as far as to tell my own child that they should have been a different character but if you think, even for a second, that this child didn’t hear that from someone else, someone other than her Mother, a Mother who was very likely trying to prepare her child for hearing that very sentiment, you are likely mistaken. When she went to school and told her classmates who she was for Halloween, do you think that not one, not one single person said something about it? Really? You probably don’t because sadly, white kids are allowed to be anyone. Truly, anyone. Brown children don’t get the luxury of being children and having fun. They are brown first, children second. 100% of the time.
What you are having a problem with your sister teaching her child is very likely, your sister preparing her child for the world at large. Perhaps she isn’t going about in a way that you can understand but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a damn good reason for it.
In addition to all of this, I’d ask you to think about one single issue….
Were you and your sister raised by the same person/people? I’m guessing yes. So if you were raised by the same person/people, how is it that you and your sister have such vastly different views on this subject? Could it be….*gasp*…that your sister lives in a world where her race matters every single second of her life and you don’t?
If you’re so focused on how people are raised and what they’re taught, why haven’t you considered this fact? It terrifies me to no end to think of the damage you will do to this child. If you care for her, make sure she understands that race matters. Even though you get to live in a butter cream world where it doesn’t.
- Plus, it’s a little scary to see how it easy it was to throw up pictures of this child just to make your point. Does her Mother know you put her pictures on Tumblr? Does this child know? Something about you is really upsetting. Really dirty and cruel. This story would have worked just fine without these pictures. Gee, I can’t imagine why you and her Mother don’t get along.
This is 100% accurate. My first winter in GA, there was about half an inch of snow on the ground - not even! It was just a thin layer of frost… and everything SHUT DOWN. We were so confused. My mom drove me to school that morning only to find out that classes had been cancelled.
Meanwhile, in New York, the kids still had classes during Snowpocalypse.
I grew up in Virginia and when I was in High School, we had a blizzard that resulted in snow up to my hip. We had a 2 hour delay. We had “Snow routes” we had to figure out how to get to if the bus couldn’t make it down our street.
I moved to Tennessee in 2006. They cancelled school and all local Transit because it rained hard. Not a tornado. Not a hurricane. Rain. That winter, school was closed for a week and a half because it was supposed to snow. It never snowed. Not one flake.
Hi Tumblr! I hope everyone’s doing well on this fine (cold ass) eve. It’s lovely here in the South. Cold for no good reason (other than it’s Winter and stuff) and I’m catching up on things. What things you ask? Well, I’m cleaning my blog and working on future posts. Yes, yes it’s all very exciting.
Oh hey, while I have you here, I have a quick question.
Um, you see, what had happened was, I used to use Missing E. Now I use Xkit. Things are great between Xkit and I. We’re besties. The thing is, I’ve never really been able to let go of Missing e. We had a good thing, ya know?
So let me tell you a thing. I installed Xkit, feeling all superior to other non-Xkit users and what not. But in my rash feelings of superiority, I failed, nay, refused to uninstall Missing e. I mean, we’d been through so much together. It seemed wrong to just cut it out of my life without fully testing Xkit and seeing if it could provide me with the mind blowing satisfaction that missing e gave me.
Time ticked and it tocked. The minutes, the hours, days, weeks and month all passed me by. I was busy. I didn’t have time. You see, life, it got in the way. I’d intended to call, to write or to check in at least but alas, here I am, desperately wanting to uninstall Missing e but when I click on the tragic e atop my screen, it takes me to a blank page. A page…that is blank. Just like Missing e’s hopes and dreams that were stolen, snatched and committed to someone else’s name.
So does anyone know how to get this damn e off of my page?
“Like most reservation kids we wound up with our grandparents. We were lucky. Most Indian children are placed in foster homes. This happens even in some cases where parents or grandparents are willing and able to take care of them, but where their social workers say their homes are substandard, or where there are outhouses instead of flush toilets, or where the family is simply “Too poor.” A flush toilet to a white social worker is more important than a good grandmother.”—Mary Crow Dog
“I am an American Muslim from India. My adolescence was a series of rejections, one after another, of the various dimensions of my heritage, in the belief that America, India and Islam could not coexist within the same being. If I wanted to be one, I could not be the others. My struggle to understand the traditions I belong to as mutually enriching rather than mutually exclusive is the story of a generation of young people standing at the crossroads of inheritance and discovery, trying to look both ways at once. There is a strong connection between finding a sense of inner coherence and developing a commitment to pluralism. And that has everything to do with who meets you at the crossroads.”—Eboo Patel
I know the season has a lot to do with it but babies...
I wish we could have a big group hug. One that makes us all feel warm, comforted and loved. I wish that we could figure out a way for those that don’t like to be touched to still feel that warmth and know that we love them. Every day over the past few weeks, I’ve seen a post that made me want to hold someone until their pain went away.
It bothers me so much to see so many of you worrying over people, specifically people here online, who are spending their days and nights talking crap about you.
We aren’t supposed to say this out loud. We aren’t because it makes us sound arrogant and like we’re full of ourselves but I’m going to let you in on something. I’ll say it for you so you don’t have to feel the judgment of the words…
Some people don’t exist without you.
Because they emotionally have nothing, aspire to nothing and are perfectly content in being nothing, they depend on you. They get angry at your greatness because they aren’t great. They sit and talk about you all day because their lives are otherwise empty. They have no personality, nothing to offer and nothing interesting to bring to the table. You are their hobby.
I can’t give you any advice on how to make that level of pathetic stop bothering you but I do want you to rest assured that there will come a time when they get bored and move on. Never ever forget…
The better you get, the further you go, the more difficult it will be for them to reach you. Keep moving forward. It leaves them behind.
It’s late and I know you’re busy but too many of you are going through the same thing and I need to remind you of a few things. Things that you’re going to carry into 2014 and beyond. I’m not interested in giving you a choice here. You’ll just have to do as I say. Yeah, I said it.
Item One: Stop feeling guilty about your success. In 2014, you are going to celebrate every single one. Small, large and everything in between. I don’t care if it’s a milestone on your blog, a good grade in school, more money on your paycheck or hell, you found a damn penny on the side walk. You are to celebrate every victory. (Yes, I consider found money a victory)
Item Two: You are not, ever, to apologize to someone because they aren’t willing to put the work in that you are. I’m real fucking serious about this. Y’all know I try not to cuss here but please heed that fuck. There are people in this world that believe your success is proof that you’ve stolen something from them and/or that you were handed something they clearly deserve. You will not apologize for your hard work. Especially to someone who believes they are owed what you have but aren’t willing to sweat for it.
Item Three: You don’t need to defend yourself. When you are faced with false accusations, particularly from the people in item two, you are in no way obligated to defend yourself. The people who matter will ask, the people who don’t, will blindly believe. Remember that. Every second you spend defending and explaining yourself to people who don’t know shit about you is another minute that you aren’t spending on things you love, things that make you happy and things that matter.
Item Four: There was a lie told and we’re going to set the record straight right now. You’ve been told and even been telling yourself that everyone has and deserves a voice. This isn’t true and it never has been. For now, we’re going to focus on your life. People who feel entitled to tell you how you need to live, who you need to love or where you need to be, are not people who deserve your attention. You know who you can trust, who to listen to and that’s who you’re going to stick with. Other people don’t get an opinion about your existence.
Item Five: Because some of you are hard headed…OTHER PEOPLE DON’T GET TO HAVE AN OPINION ABOUT YOUR EXISTENCE.
Item Six: You will not wait until the new year to start following these rules. You will start today. Right now. In this moment. You have no choice.
“The first thing we have to understand is that racism is not a “Mental quirk” or a “Psychological flaw” on an individual’s part. Racism is the systematized oppression by one race of another.”—James and Grace Lee Boggs
“There was a time, after a particularly tough rash of getting roughed up, that I was afraid to walk alone. After a couple of weeks of refocusing, I talked myself through this fear and exercised my confidence to understand that I needed to be who I am and still be able to survive. So I overcame that fear and took a long stroll down the street, and I fell in love with this city again.”—YK Hong
“None of us necessarily count in this “New World Order” where corporations and the rich have stacked the deck in their own favor and see most of us as marginal and expendable. To survive, to get the kinds of wages and programs that we’ll need to survive this transition to a global economy, all of us on the bottom need to stick together.”—Van Jones
It’s times like this when I know why I went through certain battles. The one gift I have to offer, the one that never fades, is that I have been there. Where you are. Right in this moment. When you’re struggling. Right now, when you’re considering what things would be like if…well, if there were nothing to consider.
Let me tell you what I know.
I know that one year from today, things will be different. I can’t promise you they’ll be better. No one can. I can’t promise you they’ll be worse. No one can. I can promise, different. Your bad day that was preceded by a bad night and 100 bad days and nights before it, they don’t exist anymore. I’m taking them and I’m keeping them forever. You can’t have them back. They belong to me now. You only have tomorrow and the next day and the day after that.
Here’s something else I can offer you. A second promise. Followed by a third. The first promise of a different day, one year from now and a second promise of a good day three years from now and a third promise of a perfect day five years from now. You can hold me to it. Come find me if I fail on my promises.
Whether you accept my promises or not, you can’t have your yesterdays back. They all belong to me. So now, you can only look forward. You don’t have a choice. I have all of your bad memories. I’ll let you keep the good.
All of my promises come with a single condition. You have to promise to hold me to them. That means, five years from today, you’re required to still be around. You don’t get to jump. You don’t get to take the nap of forever. You have to meet me, right here, in this spot, five years from today.
“excuse me but lady liberty needs glasses
and so does mrs justice by her side
both the broads r blind as bats
stumbling thru the system
justice bumbed into mutulu and
trippin on geronimo pratt
but stepped right over oliver
and his crooked partner ronnie
justice stubbed her big toe on mandela
and liberty was misquoted by the indians
slavery was a learning phase
forgotten with out a verdict
while justice is on a rampage
4 endangered surviving black males
i mean really if anyone really valued life
and cared about the masses
theyd take em both 2 pen optical
and get 2 pair of glasses”—Tupac Shakur, Liberty Needs Glasses
“I read somewhere, someone had this theory that the reason shootings are mainly committed by white males is because when women or poc feel alienated, depressed, etc, we are trained to keep it to ourselves, whereas white men are raised with a sense of entitlement that allows them to make their own problems everyone’s problem.”—tony-starked,.on this post
“I will say, then, that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races—that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this, that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I, as much as any other man, am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.”—
A favorite talking point of Republicans during race related discussions is that they are “The Party of Lincoln.” Lincoln, who they love to remind, rewind and wax poetic about freeing enslaved people.
Not surprisingly, they don’t talk about quotes like the one above from the Fourth Debate. They also tend to leave out the fact that the Emancipation Proclamation freed exactly zero slaves and the the document itself, left out thousands of slaves in Union boarder states. They also seem to be lost on the irony that they need to go back one hundred and fifty years to think of a single (seemingly) non-racist thing their party has done.
You can see that the GOP’s insistence on reminding folks they’re “The Party of Lincoln” is a fitting sound bite for their current positions and beliefs.
I continue to see People of Color who seem to think racism or at the very least, it’s definition is a joke. I’m talking about the assholes who’re playing at winning the “Let’s get racists to like me” game. The PoC who dismiss the idea that the dictionary’s definition might not be the end all, be all of what racism really is. I’m talking about the PoC who say things like this:
“I guess I can sit around all day and say [insert racist slur here] because I can’t be racist.”
I find this to be both willfully ignorant and an act of full blown bigotry. Let me explain- If racism is prejudice + power, the only difference between that and prejudice itself is the “Power.” So you don’t have power? Okay fine. You’ve decided that you get to harass and attack other people of color because of it? Hmm…think about your mind set.
You see, this is normally used as a way to say, “Anyone can be the victim of racism.” Well, we’ve been over why that is a fallacious statement but it’s this idea that prejudice is somehow okay that’s baffling. After all, a murder is a murder whether they murder one or many, right?
That’s the difference between the two. The range. How far your individual hate can reach. It’s the difference between one and many. Prejudice is one. Racism is many.
If I were to wake up on Monday and go out and murder one person and then on Tuesday you went out and murdered ten people, there would be murders on both days. Is one day worse? Yes, hell yes. Of course it is. However, my Monday murder isn’t suddenly “Okay” simply because your Tuesday murders had a higher body count.
That’s the difference. Racism harms more at once. Prejudice harms fewer at once and usually (but not always) on an individual level.
As I’ve said many times before, being a PoC doesn’t exclude you from being an asshole and there are many who fit both descriptions. Those that believe that because they can’t be racist, they can’t also cause serious pain, damage and destruction are most definitely sitting comfortably in the asshole column.
101- I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King Jr by Michael Eric Dyson 102- Is Bill Cosby Right?: Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind? by Michael Eric Dyson 103- Holler If You Hear Me by Michael Eric Dyson 104- Debating Race: with Michael Eric Dyson by Michael Eric Dyson 105- Hung: A Meditation on the Measure of Black Men in America by Scott Poulson-Bryant 106- Soul by Soul: Life inside the Antebellum Slave Market by Walter Johnson 107- Eight Men: Short Stories by Richard Wright 108- A People’s History of the United States: 1492 to Present by Howard Zinn 109- Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells by Ida B. Wells 110- To Tell the Truth Freely: The Life of Ida B. Wells by Mia Bay 111- We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity by Bell Hooks 112- Wounds of Passion: A Writing Life by Bell Hooks 113- Seraph on the Suwanee by Zora Neale Hurston 114- Novels & Stories (Library of America #74) by Zora Neale Hurston 115- The Complete Stories by Zora Neale Hurston 116- Moses, Man of the Mountain by Zora Neale Hurston 117- Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica by Zora Neale Hurston 118- Jonah’s Gourd Vine by Zora Neale Hurston 119- I Love Myself When I Am Laughing… And Then Again: A Zora Neale Hurston Reader by Zora Neale Hurston 120- Brer Rabbit by Joel Chandler Harris 121- Ralph Ellison: A Biography by Arnold Rampersad 122- The Best of Simple by Langston Hughes 123- The Big Sea by Langston Hughes 124- The Black Body by Meri Nana-Ama Danquah 125- Race in North America: Origins and Evolution of a Worldview by Audrey Smedley
Note: There are several comments made either within articles or on blogs that I don’t personally agree with. With that said, please let me know if you feel that any of these blogs or articles do not give quality information on Cultural Appropriation so I may reevaluate it’s place on this list. Also, I encourage everyone to add to the list any resources on this topic they deem worthy.
76- Strange New Land: Africans in Colonial America by Peter H. Wood 77- Mama Black Widow by Iceberg Slim 78- Trick Baby by Iceberg Slim 79- An Original Man: The Life and Times of Elijah Muhammad by Claude Andrew Clegg 80- Flash of the Spirit: African & Afro-American Art & Philosophy by Robert Farris Thompson 81- Talkin that Talk: African American Language and Culture by Geneva Smitherman 82- Juba to Jive: A Dictionary of African-American Slang by Clarence Major 83- Giant Steps: The New Generation of African American Writers by Kevin Young 84- Native Stranger: A Black American’s Journey into the Heart of Africa (Vintage Departures) by Eddy L. Harris 85- Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment by James H. Jones 86- Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu 87- The Tao of Wu by The RZA 88- Growing Up X by Ilyasah Shabazz 89- The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1440-1870 by Hugh Thomas 90- African Masks: The Barbier-Mueller Collection by Iris Hahner 91- An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America by Henry Wiencek 92- To Be Young, Gifted, and Black: An Informal Autobiography by Lorraine Hansberry 93- Michael Jackson: The Magic, The Madness, The Whole Story, 1958-2009 by J. Randy Taraborrelli 94- remembered rapture: the writer at work by Bell Hooks 95- Symbol Sourcebook: An Authoritative Guide to International Graphic Symbols by Henry Dreyfuss 96- Journey to Beloved by Oprah Winfrey 97- The Black Panther by David Hilliard 98- Mirror to America by John Hope Franklin 99- From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans by John Hope Franklin 100- Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston by Valerie Boyd
Lucy McBath and Ron Davis stood in a Jacksonville, Fla., courtroom on Thursday, within yards of the man who has admitted he killed their son.
On Nov. 23, 2012, Michael Dunn fatally shot 17-year-old Jordan Davis at a southside Jacksonville gas station, allegedly following a dispute involving loud music. Under police questioning, he said a teen in an SUV pulled a weapon, which he said he believed was a shotgun, or possibly a stick or a tire iron, prompting him to open fire and unload eight or nine bullets into the SUV, which held Davis and three friends. Only Davis was hit. Dunn fled the scene and returned to his home in Satellite Beach, Fla., some 170 miles down I-95, where he was subsequently arrested. No weapon was ever found in the SUV or on any of the occupants, including Davis.
Dunn’s attorney, Cory Strolla, has yet to indicate whether he will invoke Florida’s controversial “stand your ground” law, but there has been much speculation that it will form Dunn’s defense.
On Thursday, the frenzy that surrounded the trial of George Zimmerman and inspired a national debate on “stand your ground” and race relations was not in evidence as Dunn was led into the courtroom in shackles. Other than some assembled media, Davis’ family and a few camera-happy attorneys, it was business as usual. The judge approved Dunn’s motion for continuance. A pretrial will take place Sept. 19; the judge indicated that the trial should begin early next year.
“Stand your ground” extends a self-defense claim, traditionally given to homeowners, to people who are lawfully present in any location, removing the duty to retreat and allowing an escalation of violence based on a reasonable belief of imminent great bodily harm or deadly force. To date, 20 states have enacted such laws.
For some, this case reopens still-fresh memories of Zimmerman’s trial, just weeks after he was found not guilty in the killing of unarmed, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012. Zimmerman’s attorneys never specifically invoked “stand your ground,” but one juror later told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that the provision was discussed during jury deliberations. Because “stand your ground” is part of Florida’s self-defense law and doesn’t operate alone, it is difficult to separate a self-defense claim from the provision.
Support for the law is split along racial lines. A national poll by Quinnipiac University found an equal proportion — 57 percent — of white people supporting it as of black people opposing it. That statistic was reflected outside the courthouse in Jacksonville on Thursday.
“Pretty much against it,” said J. Adams, who is black. “I don’t agree with all the stipulations of what goes on with it. It’s kind of … just too many gray areas.”
“(I’m) for it. I think because if somebody’s coming after you, you have to defend yourself,” said Cord Poe, who is white. “Otherwise, what else are you going to do?”
Attorney Ahmad Abuznaid, legal and policy director of the Dream Defenders, which formed in reaction to Martin’s killing, believes “stand your ground” goes against the values that society should promote.
“Standard self-defense laws required a duty to retreat; if you can retreat, you should, because as a society we have decided that if you can save a life, you should,” Abuznaid said. “(Today) if you feel the need to stand your ground and react with deadly force, you have a right to. For me as a citizen of Florida, that is a very scary thought.”
For the Dream Defenders, “stand your ground” is as much an issue of race as it is of philosophy. Abuznaid said studies have shown that a white person who has killed a black person is more likely to be acquitted in states with such statutes. An Urban Institute report found that “homicides with a white perpetrator and a black victim are 10 times more likely to be ruled justified than cases with a black perpetrator and a white victim, and the gap is larger in states with ‘stand your ground’ laws.”
Following Zimmerman’s acquittal, the Dream Defenders camped out in Gov. Rick Scott’s office in the Florida Capitol and remained there for a month, ending their occupation on Thursday.
Abuznaid and others say the deaths of these young men reflect the racism inherent in society. They believe that if Martin and Davis had been white like Zimmerman and Dunn, they would both be alive today.
“The killing of Jordan Davis by Dunn and the invocation of the law, the social and political — and really racial — implications, really do raise issues of how far we have come,” said University of Florida professor Katheryn Russell-Brown, author of “The Color of Crime” and director of the university’s Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations.
“Where can young black men in particular be at home in the world? Where can they go, where can they be without their blackness representing all that is bad and really on display?” Russell-Brown said.
Although both of Davis’ parents believe that their son’s killing likely involved a racial element, they say they are more focused on solving the issues around violence and the gun culture fostered by NRA-backed “stand your ground” laws than in lending support to causes that exclude other races.
“It’s not defined, so people are continuing to use the ‘stand your ground’ legislation out of context to do whatever they want to do,” said McBath. “Shoot first, ask questions later. We really believe that it has had tremendous impact with what’s been happening, particularly in Florida, but also that it will be a domino effect. It will become a cultural epidemic of guns and people using ‘stand your ground’ legislation all over the country.”
Martin’s parents and their attorney, John M. Phillips, say that not only does the law encourage an escalation of violence, but that people are being coached in how to get away with murder by invoking “stand your ground” as a defense.
“In concealed-weapons-permit classes they teach the gray area; they teach ‘stand your ground,’ ” said Phillips, himself a holder of a conceal-and-carry permit.
But others point to the relatively small number of successful defense claims based on the law as evidence of its minimal impact.
Florida defense attorney Nicholas J. Dorsten, a supporter of “stand your ground,” was a prosecutor from 2003 to 2008; the law went into effect in 2005. “To be honest, not just myself but talking with other people, we were expecting a whole bunch of new (‘stand your ground’) cases, but really there wasn’t, at least in Pinellas (County) and surrounding areas, any difference,” he said.
Abuznaid, whose Dream Defenders group is vowing to broaden its protest to fight the law, said the damage has already been, and continues to be, done.
“The story goes,” he said, “another young black man had his life ended by a white man.”