FERGUSON COMMENTARY: If We Bend Not Our Energies

LISTEN TO SHARON DAVIES COMMENTARY ON WOSU’S ALL SIDES “. . . the hands of none of us are clean if we bend not our energies to righting these great wrongs.”  –W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk   The nation’s focus on the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in  Ferguson, Missouri confers yet another opportunity … Continue reading »

FERGUSON COMMENTARY: If We Bend Not Our Energies

Implicit Racial Bias, the Zimmerman Trial, the Verdict

Discussion of the George Zimmerman verdict has been rampant in both the public and private spheres since jurors rendered the divisive decision in mid-July. Zimmerman’s acquittal of all charges in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has sparked conversations on a plethora of sensitive topics, including Stand Your Ground laws, the current status of race relations in the United States, and what it means to live at the precarious identity intersection of being Black and male in a society that asserts itself to be “post-racial” despite ample evidence to the contrary.

Implicit Racial Bias, the Zimmerman Trial, the Verdict