Many celebrated the ruling, but refrained from calling the verdict “true justice.”
Racism has infected every aspect of this case.
Jury selection began this week in the trial of three white men who fatally shot the 25-year-old, unarmed Ahmaud Arbery.
The defense team has also requested potential jurors tell them if they back the phrase “Black Lives Matter” or not.
The bill received near-unanimous backing, with the state House voting 169-0 and the Senate voting 51-1 in its favor.
Modern lynchings illustrate how Blackness continues to be criminalized.
Many Black grave sites are vulnerable to disasters due to systemic racial disparities in planning and development.
The Amy Cooper incident in Central Park is the daily living reality for most Black people in the U.S.
For all non-Black people of color, we must confront anti-Black racism in ourselves, our families and communities.
We’re in a situation we cannot fully solve with votes or protests. This disaster requires radical Black politics.