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...Because I am African American

Posted on December 30, 2015 with 0 comments

Below is the link to a profound speech made by an African American District Court judge in Mississippi prior to sentencing three White men for the lynching murder of an African American man.

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/02/12/385777366/a-black-mississippi-judges-breathtaking-speech-to-three-white-murderers

 

This was published in February 2015 but I just found it.  Such clarity about the place of this decision in the context of the past and present.