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Don’t Choke Our Kids

Jose Vilson Jose 4 Comments

It was the kids who told me that Daniel Pantaleo, Eric Garner’s choker, wasn’t indicted. Outside at around 2:40pm, the kids approached me from the grocery store, coming back into the school, and said, “Mr. Vilson, they’re getting away with it.” Unlike my generation, there’s no delusions of racism being isolated to the South, no nuanced understanding of the role police undertaker, and no after-school specials telling us it’s going …

Malcolm X, Assassinated

On Snitching and Malcolm X’s Assassination

Jose Vilson Jose 1 Comment

Yesterday, Thomas Hagan, the only person who admitted to murdering Malcolm X, was released by the New York State Department of Correctional Services. The outrage from activists and anyone concerned with true justice has been enormous. That coupled with the recent Arizona immigration bill have made it a really hard week for those of us who seek justice daily to believe in this American system anymore than undocumented workers who’ve …