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Zimmerman found “not guilty”

George Zimmerman trial

In my recent St. Louis column (which has to be written a week in advance),  it was clear that I was cushioning my readers for a crash landing on the air field of American justice. The news of the verdict was not surprising but like a loved one who you know is dying, when that moment comes it still brings a gut-wrenching emotional response.

For black folks, we read the verdict clearly: black life has no value.

Now comes the part of how we translate that reality into the daily life of a people under seige from many different directions.  We gotta mobilize/organize beyond the angry protests.

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