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Thanks for the comment Robbie :)
@ jtn8 - I appreciate your criticism… Nuvo grants me a limited number of words to work with per column & it's often difficult to edit my thoughts down to the enforced word limit while still retaining coherent meaning - especially on such a complicated topic. I don't think I would say I wrote this out of anger - more sadness and frustration… but I did write it quickly to meet my deadline and I probably failed to make my points successfully.
For many Americans the justification of Zimmerman's act was based on the perception that a young black male in a gated community is suspicious, that a young black male in a gated community deserves to be profiled and stalked etc., - I consider that perspective both racist and classist.
The topic of race has dominated this issue. I was hoping to get people to think about the way the class struggle and racism are intertwined... e.g. for centuries "divide and rule" tactics have been a strategical method used by colonial powers to maintain control of a population while they plunder their resources… it's a historic example of the ruling class using race as a means to exploit the poor and powerless…
I didn't say the justice system was necessarily rigged by the wealthy, but I think it certainly operates in their favor - compare the the way we judge white-collar criminals to the way we judge poor petty thieves; compare prison sentences of wealthy white drug offenders to those of poor blacks… etc. Simply look at what's going on around us everyday: mass pollution, the recent sweatshop collapse in Bangladesh etc., etc., etc., these are all criminal atrocities carried out with impunity to benefit cooperate America, or the wealthy ruling class or whatever it is we're calling them now… our laws are being rewritten to protect them, to give them more power etc.
Martin Luther King devoted the last years of his life to confronting the relationship between race and class... particularly during his Poor People's March... his work could help you find the logical nexus between race, class and justice far better than I can... “In a sense, you could say we’re involved in the class struggle.” - MLK 1968
Thanks again for your thoughtful remarks, but I do stand by my assertion that Trayvon Martin was a victim of racism and an indirect casualty of a vicious class war that's being waged against poor and working class Americans...
Mr. Shabazz, You don't address the substance of my complaint - you just dismiss it by accusing me and others as being "worse than the criminals." I've never shot anyone or collected any social services either.
I don't mean to disrespect you and I don't think you're a bad guy. But it saddens me that you use your voice in the community to relentlessly attack and dehumanize the poor and powerless. That's a very cowardly thing to do in my opinion.
I think you went to far with your perverse moralizing this week by implying there are no "truly innocent" victims of violent crime. That is every bit as wrong and backwards as the victim shaming in the Steubenville Rape Case.
Your merciless brand of social justice sounds more in tune with the policies of Taliban-era Afghanistan than any modern thriving democracy.
Your columns are offensively and dangerously ignorant sir. You really think violent crime has more to do with "the use of the n-word like it's going out of style" than it does the criminalization of drug culture? It's irresponsible of Nuvo to publicize your incompetent tirades.
I agree completely with Justin Left's statement... If I was a republican concerned about LGBT issues, I would start by confronting the bigotry of my own party (like Gov. Pence) instead of worrying about the democrats who have been far more supportive of these issues... where's your condemnation of Pence and other anti-LGBT rights republicans? Lets see your next article take on the bigotry of your own party and maybe we'll take you seriously.
Thanks for another pointless rehash of played-out ideas that Rush Limbaugh ran into the ground over a decade ago.
Never mind the fact that corporate welfare expenditures (which subsidize the operations of folks like Enron and Wal-Mart etc.) are nearly double the amount we spend on social welfare programs in the U.S.
But why bring that up? You're just here to regurgitate the party line - and attacking the weak and powerless is much easier for you anyway...
@bobp - I would recommend the great Chilean MC Ana Tijoux for starters... for Argentina look out for the group Actitud María Marta... also check out Brazil's Criolo - his Nó na Orelha LP is one if the best hip-hop albums I've heard in the last few years.
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