Trayvon Martin

UPDATE: Trayvon Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, accepted a posthumous honorary degree on their son’s behalf
"My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or else my heart concealing it will break." --The Taming of the Shrew I just
Evidently, G4S has an extensive history of scandals and its disregard for human rights is becoming increasingly transparent. To bring that reality a little closer into the public's view, we decided to briefly "shut s**t down" a busy central London road on Tuesday morning.
I recognize the horrible irony of saying this as a white, cis, able-bodied woman, but feminist spaces need to prioritise the platforms of marginalised voices; poor women, LGBT+ women, disabled women, women of colour, and so on.
The American government isn't working. By a strange quirk of the country's political system, the Republican Party was able
I long for the day when Dr King's dream will be fulfilled. When it won't matter where you come from, or what you look like, or what language you speak. When the only thing that will matter about you is how you behave. When we will not think it odd to see a black or Asian MP on the front benches of Parliament. When colour will be irrelevant. But I suspect that that day is long off.
George Zimmerman, the Florida neighbourhood watch volunteer found not guilty for fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin
"There's no justice! There's JUST US!" "In order to not charge George Zimmerman they had to criminalize Trayvon Martin!" "They
Somewhere between not guilty and innocent lies the concept of first world justice: legal vengeance and the lawful right to
I'm surprised by the force with which I feel the impact of the Trayvon Martin verdict. Not just as a mother, as I try and imagine what it must be like, to walk out of a courtroom where a half dozen of your fellow citizens have decided that the fatal shooting of your unarmed seveteen year old is not a crime.