Sunday, July 28, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Chicago is the World » Justice for Trayvon, Justice for all our children

My article at Chicago is the World:

I am sitting at a beautiful airy music concert, the highlight of every summer, the Big Island Music Festival. On stage is a handsome young man, ukulele virtuoso Kris Fuchigami, with his mom playing backup on keyboard. But I cannot hear anything. The verdict comes through as I find my seat, short staccato posts on my Facebook feed, “Noooo,” “verdict fail,” “#hoodiesup.”

I wish I were surprised by the verdict, but my heart is breaking.

I am typing this out on my phone today because it could not wait.

How do we raise our sweet children of color? What do we tell them? What do we tell ourselves?

click link for rest of the article: Chicago is the World » Justice for Trayvon, Justice for all our children

What does the Vincent Chin case mean to you?



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Sunday, July 14, 2013

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Remembering the civil rights trials

Remember that there were two civil rights trials in the Vincent Chin case. The first trial found Ebens guilty of violating Vincent Chin's rights and aquitted Nitz, then it was declared a mistrial. The second trial was moved to an almost-all-white city with an all-white jury and Ebens and Nitz were acquitted.

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Sign the NAACP Petition to the DOJ to open a civil rights case against Zimmerman. Be persistent as so many people are signing that the site keeps crashing.
http://www.naacp.org/page/s/doj-civil-rights-petition

Justice for Trayvon, Justice for all our children

I'm sitting at a beautiful airy music concert, the highlight of every summer, the Big Island Music Festival. On stage is a handsome young man, ukulele virtuoso Kris Fuchigami, with his mom playing backup on keyboard. But I cannot hear anything.

I wish I were surprised by the verdict, but my heart is breaking.

How do we raise our sweet children of color? What do we tell them? What do we tell ourselves?

Just last night, my multiracial nine year old boy--who could look like any number of ethnic stereotypes--stayed up late, refusing to sleep, waiting for me to come home. When I finally arrived home, after a long day where I had travelled to 14,000 feet altitude and back, he wrapped his arms around my neck and kissed my face, "You're the best mommy in the world. Really you are."

I wrote the article below for Chicago is the World 16 months ago when the case first broke. Today it looks hopelessly naive. I wish a list of rules was enough to keep our children safe. I am lost.

I always felt some distance from the Vincent Chin case because of time and geography and age and naïveté. There is no distance today. 

My thoughts are with the Martin family. 

http://chicagoistheworld.org/2012/03/lessons-i-do-not-want-to-teach-my-children-about-dharun-ravi-trayvon-martin-shaima-alawadi/

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Typed this out on my phone today because it could not wait. 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

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Friday, July 12, 2013

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

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Monday, July 8, 2013

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

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Friday, July 5, 2013

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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Monday, July 1, 2013

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