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Stand Your Ground and Beyond: The Whole Criminal Justice System is Arrayed Against Blacks

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by Glen Ford

 

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

 

The battle against Stand Your Ground laws must be “one front in the war against the legitimacy of a criminal justice system that is fundamentally hostile to the Black presence in the United States.” The task requires a mass Movement – one that avoids the clutches of the Black Misleadership Class, which seeks to “divert Black rage down avenues that do not threaten their own relationships with Power.”

 

 

 

Stand Your Ground and Beyond: The Whole Criminal Justice System is Arrayed Against Blacks

 

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

 

A decaying capitalist system offers nothing to ameliorate the Black condition.”

 

In 1926, Langston Hughes asked the question, “What happens to a dream deferred?” The poem, originally titled “Harlem,” presciently warned of an explosion among the Black masses, an event that followed…

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