Faces Of The Day

Jul 16 2013 @ 3:38pm

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Zimmerman and Martin with the races changed, from the Tumblr “While Seated” by Michael David Murphy.

The effect of race on acquittals in self-defense cases and with Stand Your Ground laws can be seen here. Update from a reader:

That FOTD just blew my mind. So powerful. Just sitting with it and being mindful of my own feelings and emotions, it’s amazing how deep-seated and unconscious some cultural and societal prejudices can be. Images like that bring them into consciousness though, which is the first step toward eradicating them. I’m emotionally shaken in a way I haven’t since this whole Zimmerman trial began, just imagining how different that hypothetical case would have played out. Could you imagine O’Reilly/Rush/Hannity’s rage in the unlikely event that an acquittal took place? Or their smug satisfaction when (far more likely) the black Zimmerman got the death penalty, and “justice” was done?

Ugh, I need to go take a shower.