Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Quotes Of The Day

The Trayvon Martin case "is obviously about race, and is important on those grounds. Race relations are after all the original and ongoing tension in U.S. history. But it is also about self-government, rule of law, equality before the law, accountability of power, and every other value that we contend is integral to the American ideal." James Fallows, The Atlantic

"I just want to echo this sentiment and expand on it a bit. The approach here is not 'either it's about race or it isn't.'  It's 'this is about race along with. . .'  . . . Moreover, it's worth understanding that this movement toward an absurdly low threshold for self-defense claims is a national one, which is making headway in states where very few black people live. As is often the case, black people bear a spectacular burden for bad public policy. But the burden is never solely--and rarely even mostly--born by black people."


MemphisJohnny said...

When are people going to get tired of this gun insanity that is rampant in America? Yesterday, a man pulled a gun on a news crew from Memphis TN on a public street and told them to leave.

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