Jordan Davis stood his ground; it cost him his life. His crime – refusing to obey a white man.
In March of 1857, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney of the US Supreme Court opined two things: 1) a slave could never become a citizen; and 2) blacks “had no rights which the white man was bound to respect. ..” Our justice system has once again revealed that there are some among us who still feel the same way today.
Wake up people; freedom of blacks to exercise their citizenship is on trial! The pot is being stirred for civil war among the races. Harriet Tubman once said, “I had reasoned out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other. ”
The youth have a right to be young: loud music, parties, rebellion, risky behavior, insubordination. We’ve all been young, and no one shot us for it. Adults just shook their heads at us or attempted to reprimand us. They most certainly didn’t go get their guns, come back and shoot us.
People of goodwill must rally against this type of provocation. When good people remain silent during crises that demand a response, we all suffer. Dr. King, Jr. wrote, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. ”
This verdict is unjust!