Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dr. Boyce: What Troy Davis Implies about Race and Justice in America

the racial implications of the Troy Davis execution
by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University – Scholarship in Action

Many of us went to bed hurt and angry about the unbelievable execution of Troy Davis last night.  As I woke up in the midst of my emotional hangover, I thought carefully about Davis’ case and the racial implications behind this predictable, yet deeply hurtful incident.  When my brain finished processing the ramifications of this state-sanctioned murder, the following thoughts came to mind regarding what the Troy Davis case says about race and justice in America: 

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