Monthly Archives: July 2013

Radical Racism

Claire Potter at the Chronicle of Higher Education reacted predictably to the acquittal of George Zimmerman. At Tenured Radical we, like so many others, are appalled and heartbroken at last night’s acquittal of George Zimmerman in murder of  Trayvon Martin. She continues: To give money to The Brotherhood-SisterSol, a New York City community organization that […]

Idiotic Overseas Comment

There should be a prize for this from the London Independent. Calls for lethal-force law reform as demonstrations are held for teen shot dead after buying sweets

Letter to the Guardian

Jump to comments (81) Trayvon Martin, who was shot dead in February last year. Photograph: Reuters I wish to express my concern about the item by Garry Young published on the 14th of July. I realize that this was an opinion piece but it seems very irresponsible to publish a piece that includes such a […]

The CNN Rachel Jeantel Interview

Piers Morgan’s interview is a disgrace in many ways and at many levels. First, there is his fawning and obsequious attitude towards Rachel Jeantel. Nobody expects him to be Jeremy Paxman but this is ridiculous. Then, we have the total lack of skepticism when Ms Jeantel lectured on the precise meaning of n***er and n***a […]

The Piers Morgan Guide to Modern Etiquette

17.18 of the Rachel Jeantel interview “Five white women on the jury and one Hispanic lady”

Questions for Piers Morgan

I do not suppose I will get an answer but here goes. Did I hear you say in your interview with Rachel Jeantel (4.45) that the defense tried to paint a picture of Trayvon Martin’s drug use that made him violent? Are you aware that the judge ruled that the toxicology report indicating marijuana use […]

The End of the Beginning

So the verdict after 16 hours of deliberation was Not Guilty. That is not the end of the matter. The Martin-Fulton family may bring a civil suit against George Zimmerman. The Department of Justice is thinking about (seriously from the sound of it) charging him with a hate crime. Meanwhile Zimmerman may be able to […]