George Zimmerman Trial for Trayvon Martin Death: Martin’s Mom Testifies

George Zimmerman Trial for Trayvon Martin Death: Martin’s Mom Testifies

 

How do you think the George Zimmerman trial is progressing? Do you think Trayvon Martin’s family will see justice served?

What’s your prediction of the verdict? As we’ve stated previously, with a jury composed of almost entirely white women, we predict Zimmerman is acquitted, gets a hung jury (same results), or is found guilty of a lesser charge (same result).

Trayvon Martin shooting protest 2012 Shankbone 11

Trayvon Martin shooting protest 2012 Shankbone 11 (Photo credit: david_shankbone)

What are your thoughts?

In entire court term, justices see 1 black lawyer – Yahoo! News

In entire court term, justices see 1 black lawyer – Yahoo! News

English: United States Supreme Court building ...

English: United States Supreme Court building in Washington D.C., USA. Front facade. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In entire court term, justices see 1 black lawyer – Yahoo! News.

What can be said about this except for the obvious sadness in the headline. Despite whatever advance we may as a country have made education in this country is still more about warehousing than education and is still parceled out according to wealth and status.

I wish schools were different but they are not and never will be. Young minority children need more than rappers and bas

ketballers to look up to, and when the schools themselves segreate quality and class sizes according to ethnicity and wealth and status, it’s ultimately the same as it was fifty years ago if not worse. (Then you could take electives such as shop class, auto mechanics, music, art. Now most schools no longer have these classes.)

It’s just a damn depressing headline that doesn’t surprise me, but is just a sad reminder of where we really are in this country.