King’s Dream at 50: A Report Card


Police Brutality: F


In 2012 police officers, security guards and  vigilantes killed at least 136 unarmed black people – unarmed! Trayvon Martin is just what made the news. The police still get away with murder. The civil rights reforms of the 1950s and 1960s left the police and the courts pretty much untouched. It is next to impossible to prove in court that a police officer or judge acted out of racism.


Community Village‘s insight:

The rampant police brutality of African-Americans and Latinos came to light for me when I ran across a page that was run by @usaslumdog


He doesn’t run the page anymore but he does continue to tweet about African-American rights, similar to @normbond @ColorLines and @TimWise


I recently learned that in Germany the death penalty is illegal. Can you imagine if it was found that Germany was putting Jews to death, or that they were disproportionately putting Jews to death today?


That’s exactly what is happening to African-Americans in the U.S. today. After being oppressed through slavery and Jim Crow – they continue to be oppressed by a racist U.S. culture of violence and oppression.


In 2013 U.S. culture still targets Black and Brown communities via


  • The prison industrial complex
  • Stop-n-Frisk
  • War on drugs
  • Systemic Racism
  • Housing and school segregation


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