After a thorough examination of America's pathetic record of disparate treatment of minorities, a United Nations watchdog reported what people of color, particularly African Americans, have known first hand and all too well for decades. "Racial and ethnic discrimination remains a serious and persistent problem in all areas of life from de facto school segregation, access to health care, and housing."
During Tuesday night's episode of The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart started the show off by discussing the verdict in the Michael Dunn trial.
A year ago last Valentine's Day, a once-heroic South African athletic figure, Oscar Pistorius, shot and killed his live-in model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Although it is tragic that racial animus is not a prosecutable crime, there are instances when the result of racism can be prosecuted. Yesterday a Florida jury convicted a man for expressing racial animus with a firearm.
Michael Dunn will probably receive a long prison sentence, but for the shots that missed, rather than the shot that killed Jordan Davis.
The Florida man who shot a teenager because he felt threatened by the teen's play of loud music is changing his story so that it will fit a stand your ground defense.