In Bebe's view, this idea that we are each purposed to be here is crucial. In fact, he suggests, "It's important to find the reason why we're here. Sometimes we get lost in the craziness and don't really feel there's a reason for our lives.
While Rich disparages Obama's EPA carbon regulation as trivial, Gara sees it as part of an urgent program (with CAFÉ, Green Energy) that'll make him THE Climate President. Is #BlackLivesMatter a child of the Civil Rights '60s? Then: Jeb redefines chutzpah by blaming Obama/Clinton for W's Iraq.
There are many who commit crime in America who often appear a certain way -- hooded or tattooed. This isn't to say that all who dress or look this way are necessarily criminals. But the association is understandable.
After several days of action, strategizing and more action, we had the opportunity to take a step back and reflect. There are several key lessons we took from this tragedy that strengthen our commitment to advancing racial justice.
Have Stand Your Ground laws had some beneficial impact by allowing law-abiding citizens to protect themselves? The evidence doesn't show that. The Task Force meeting this month should seriously examine the scientific evidence. Lives depend on it.
No Latinos deny that Zimmerman is half-Peruvian, and the reason we're joining African-American leaders in vilifying him is because he killed Trayvon Martin, a story of racial profiling gone horribly wrong that our respective communities know far too well.
Why do most people seem to be framing this issue around whether Zimmerman had a right to defend himself? Given the fact that Zimmerman confronted Trayvon, the discussion should really be about Trayvon's right to stand his ground.