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A TV Star Had To Explain Why A White Man Killing A Black Kid Is An American Problem, Not A Black One

Everything Jesse Williams — star of "Grey's Anatomy" — says here about the Michael Dunn trial is spot on. Dunn was convicted of attempted murder (but not first-degree murder) for firing on four black teenagers who wouldn’t turn down their “rap crap” outside a Jacksonville, Fla., convenience store in 2012, killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis.My four favorite parts of Williams interview: 1) When he explains how people are tired of the criminalization of black people in America — it's a white problem, an American problem, a societal problem, NOT a black problem. 2) The "What the fu..." look on his face when she says, "We're on our way to justice — we have an African-American president..." 3) The fact that we have to explain why it's racial is a huge problem. 4) Would this have happened if Davis had been blasting Bon Jovi?

A TV Star Had To Explain Why A White Man Killing A Black Kid Is An American Problem, Not A Black One

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18


Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)



"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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