Having My Say: Trayvon, Juror B-29 & Parenting While Brown

I've been delaying the inevitable -- returning to my blog to write through my hurt regarding the murder of 17 yr old Trayvon Martin, and all the brutal [race in America] truths that slapped me REPEATEDLY in the face during the trial of George Zimmerman and following his acquittal of ALL charges related to Trayvon's d...more
@Tisha_Starr Hi Tisha! The point you raised re: race not mattering in respect to the ...more

How White Women Can Be Better Allies With Black Men

In the days immediately following the George Zimmerman acquittal I was in a state of shock. I wasn’t alone. I was stuck home with children too young to take to after-bedtime demonstrations, so I sat in front of my computer and tweeted with like-minded, grieving, angry fellow travelers....more
this: "As a white woman, I feel a special responsibility (I almost wrote “culpability” and I’m ...more

Who Has the Right to Judge?

Who Has the Right to Judge?...more

How Can I Protect My Son From Becoming Another Trayvon Martin?

   Trayvon Martin. A name forever etched in the annals of America’s complex relationship with race.We all know the story. A 17-year-old armed with only a bag of Skittles, a hoodie and mocha skin is followed by a neighborhood watch man. At this moment, neither are breaking the law. Then there’s a confrontation. A few minutes later, Trayvon Martin is dead and George Zimmerman is accused in his death....more

Trayvon Martin, The East, and the Consequences of Privilege

I remember being a kid and wondering why the fuck all of the grownups I knew seemed so incredibly laissez-faire about everything that was wrong with the world....more

It's Not Just About Trayvon Martin

Editor's update, 7/13/13: A Florida jury today acquitted George Zimmerman of all charges in Trayvon Martin's death. We'll be monitoring reaction and pointing you to must-reads, and encourage you to share your reaction as well. -- Julie ...more
@flextime Unfortunately bias, racism and hate are universal traits shared liberally. We see ...more

The Dissolution of Everything: Lessons From Disobedience

Today in the eyes of many justice has been served, but for one man all is lost. In the decision to dishonor protocol, a life was taken and so many others have been disrupted, especially George Zimmerman's now. He has lost everything, but what about the one who gave up everything intentionally so that the world would have instruction....more

(Updated) George Zimmerman in Custody, Will Be Charged With Second Degree Murder

[Editor's update, April 11: Angela B. Corey, special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case, has announced that George Zimmerman is in custody and will be charged with second degree murder. She is not commenting on Zimmerman's location nor any other facts in the case. MSNBC reports that second degree murder is the highest possible charge that fits the facts known in this case. -- Julie]...more

Zimmerman will be charged but has anything changed?

Trayvon Martin case: George Zimmerman to be charged | abc7.com...more