Our Justice Is Complicated

Jose Vilson Jose 0 Comments

For some reason, my Pocket app has been full of idiosyncratic profile pieces. This Fader one of Drake. This POLITICO one of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. This New York Times obit dedicated to teacher-turned-community activist Terry Rosenbaum. This Esquire bit on the old new Mark Zuckerberg. So when La …


Don’t Choke Our Kids

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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 …

Malcolm X, Assassinated

On Snitching and Malcolm X’s Assassination

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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 …